PB Mahi

PB Mahi

After getting a major knot-up between two lines while trolling the reef with deep divers I knew that I should have cut off the first twenty metres of line on one of the reels. Well I didn't and less than and hour later it cost me a 100kg+ marlin - painful lesson in laziness..... The line snapped on strike and then to make things worse the marlin jumped at the back of the boat, slapping it's bill against the water trying to dislodge my $125 lure. About an hour later I nailed my PB Mahi at 23lbs but that marlin is going to haunt me, I just know it.

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Markie's picture

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Date Joined: 06/08/10

 dayummmmm , know the feeling

Sat, 2012-11-10 17:17

 dayummmmm , know the feeling .. i lost a bigg fish on my trip this yr completley my fault to. I didnt talk or anything for like 45 minutes, shattered hahahaha. Next day got a big one :) (but not as big) 

awsome foto mate

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Gooood bull there soupy,

Sat, 2012-11-10 17:20

Gooood bull there soupy, wicked snap too.Good to see something different.

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Wicked catch, Can't wait to

Sat, 2012-11-10 17:30

Wicked catch, Can't wait to have a crack myself !!

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Pharrkkk! that's a cracker.

Sat, 2012-11-10 17:36

Pharrkkk! that's a cracker. Measured for record board? I know what it's like to lose a Marlin Soupster. Had one take my Yo zuri 100+kg's on a baby Okuma. totaly un prepared for it. Played for 45 mins before line breaking due to heat. Won't miss next time I'll use a 50 VSW elephant gun.

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Date Joined: 07/01/12

Nice Dollie well done soupy!

Sat, 2012-11-10 17:39

Nice Dollie well done soupy! I also learnt that same lesson the other day on huge barra, was beng lazy and only had about 40cm of leader left. We seen it jump 4 times then snap. I havnt slept properly since lol

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Karratha. WA

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Motley colours!

Sat, 2012-11-10 19:01

top fish!

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Great Bull & cool shot Soupy

Sat, 2012-11-10 19:30

Great Bull & cool shot Soupy

spook's picture

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Date Joined: 15/02/10

Cool fish soupster well done

Sat, 2012-11-10 20:08

Cool fish soupster well done

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Wes F's picture

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Date Joined: 07/01/12

Nice one for a PB

Sat, 2012-11-10 20:45

Gotta be spewing about the marlin, Lesson learnt. At lest ya got ya grin on for the pic.

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 tasty catch

Sat, 2012-11-10 21:17

 tasty catch

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 gotta be pissed and stoked

Sat, 2012-11-10 21:29

 gotta be pissed and stoked at the same time. i think we all have been lazy at one stage and resulted in a lost big fish. At least you nailed a nice dollie after to help relieve the pain a bit. love the pic

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