Yellow Fin Tuna Christens the new Tug

Yellow Fin Tuna Christens the new Tug

After 3 months of waiting, we finally took my new tug the Boston Whaler Conquest 235 for its first proper fishing session today. In very trying conditions, we had a couple of hits before this one stuck solid. Got it on my new TLD20 with 10 kg mono, put up a great fight and big thanks to my two deckies, Daz for driving the boat in horrible conditions and still keeping the fish to the side of the boat and Chrisp for a nice gaff shot.

 

Boat is nothing short of awesome!

 

Job done!

 

 

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Boston Whaler 235 Conquest......getting the flogging it was built for.


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HaAwesome.   You are the yft

Fri, 2013-03-29 20:18

Ha

Awesome.   You are the yft whisperer.

Well done

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What a mint looking fish

Fri, 2013-03-29 20:28

 well done.

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Nice fish to christen the new boat John

Fri, 2013-03-29 20:30

Well done on all counts. Sashimi yum.

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rippa tuna!

Fri, 2013-03-29 20:48

congrats, looks like you hooked up early?

did you find any water warmer than 22? 

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 Very nice John a decent size

Fri, 2013-03-29 20:48

 Very nice John a decent size too :-)

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Nice one John!How's the new

Fri, 2013-03-29 20:48

Nice one John!

How's the new tub?

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 good work lads... definately

Fri, 2013-03-29 20:49

 good work lads... definately the yft whisperer haha

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Alfred, the BW is simply

Fri, 2013-03-29 21:15

Alfred, the BW is simply awesome. I could not be happier. It does everything I want in a boat better than I could have hoped for. A few tweeks to do here and there, but just window dressing.

 

22.2 was about as warm as we saw water today, but we saw heaps of likely YFT on the sounder around several big bait balls. The tuna had mulies in its stomach.

 

Looking forward to some sashimi and tuna steaks tomorrow after the flesh has set in the fridge. Had fresh dhuie tonite, thanks to a slab off a nice jig capture by Chrisp today.

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Boston Whaler 235 Conquest......getting the flogging it was built for.

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 Good work John was going to

Fri, 2013-03-29 21:28

 Good work John was going to call you earlier and ask you how you went. Good way the christen the Boston mate

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What can I say.....

Fri, 2013-03-29 23:31

 Jealous, well done John.

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Nice way to break in the tub!

Sat, 2013-03-30 07:47

Nice way to break in the tub!

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 great fish mate... 

Sat, 2013-03-30 08:13

 great fish mate... 

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Great work John, you've got

Sat, 2013-03-30 18:28

Great work John, you've got the YFT sussed!

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great effort nice way to

Sat, 2013-03-30 18:35

great effort nice way to christen a new boat

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 Great fish, love the birds

Sun, 2013-03-31 00:07

 Great fish, love the birds stilll working in the back ground

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Just noticed the

Sun, 2013-03-31 00:17

Just noticed the birds.....they actually arrived after we were working the area for about 20 minutes after we saw bait on the sounder surrounded by ominous big red blobs. Once the birds came we know we were in for a shot.

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Boston Whaler 235 Conquest......getting the flogging it was built for.

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 It's actually a pearler of a

Sun, 2013-03-31 07:00

 It's actually a pearler of a photo, could be on the front of any fishing magazine

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Nice fish mate!Maybe you

Sun, 2013-03-31 08:52

Nice fish mate!

Maybe you should find a comp to send the photo into before one of your scaly mates does!

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Too late for that timbo, I

Sun, 2013-03-31 14:53

Too late for that timbo, I can sense a free trip to the Maldives off the back of this one. ;)

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 Nice fish John, pulled a few

Sun, 2013-03-31 19:43

 Nice fish John, pulled a few of them over the side in the bad old days!

 

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Fin!

Sun, 2013-03-31 21:43

Nice boats the Boston and congrats on the Fin John

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Well done

Mon, 2013-04-01 18:46

Nice work john and team. if you haven't named the boat maybe "Hot Tuna". You've got them sussed.
Cheers

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Great fish. What lures are

Fri, 2013-05-03 16:05

Great fish.

 

What lures are you having the most success on John? Deep divers or skirts?