Striped Marlin for a 50th..

Striped Marlin for a 50th..

This Striped Marlin was caught by the gentleman in the middle, on his 50th birthday. We headed out, hooked up in 600 meters, the 50W was screaming and the marlin put on a great display. The birthday boy new his age once he was finished. We headed back in for a roast pork in the webber, and a few beers ect.... A birthday that none of us will forget. 

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REGARDS

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81macca's picture

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Cracker fish mate.

Tue, 2012-02-21 10:53

Cracker fish mate.

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Solid

Tue, 2012-02-21 12:03

Yet to be crossed off my list, hopefully soon!

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Top fsh!

Tue, 2012-02-21 12:06

Top fsh!

81macca's picture

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Yep, yet to be crossed off.

Tue, 2012-02-21 12:08

Yep, yet to be crossed off. They seem to hang deep in Exmouth any thoughts on finding one. Bait/lures depth etc..?

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Not really...

Wed, 2012-02-22 08:45

We are just amatures, and trying everything to see what works. We havent found a pattern in the colours or style of lures that get hit, nor the position we run them in. The biggest marlin we have caught was on a Bobby Brown wide range, on short corner. We have also caught a faily large saily on the short corner that had taken a Black Bart "Big Breakfast" The Striped marlin seen above was caught on a 12" Richter, in blue pink and silver. We have used all the lure brands and we have our favourites, but as you know lure choice is one of many things you need to get right to catch Marlin. This one was in the 600's, we do travel out to the 1000's if weather permits, and follow the edge of current lines and of course look for underwater canons and steep drops. Baits is something we havent mastered yet, we have skipped and swum some, that have looked the goods but no luck. We have not yet pursued switch baiting, but will do in the near future, now that we have a flybridge and might be able to spot them coming in and be a bit more organised.... we find we too f*^*!@g excited when something comes up, we just watch.....

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REGARDS

CHESTERCHEST