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Re: Giles chases one of his dreams again
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2018, 05:51:51 pm »
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How far out to sea do you go to fish? I don't quite have the stomach for deep sea fishing since i'm prone to motion sickness. Curious if you take dramamine or if you are used to it.
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Re: Giles chases one of his dreams again
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2018, 10:00:35 pm »
Damn Giles, that's a great catch!

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Re: Giles chases one of his dreams again
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2018, 10:41:13 pm »
No pics today because Giles told me earlier he lost three fish  :(

But had yellowfin tuna sashimi and chicken curry for his dinner, so seems happy enough!  ;D

The lord giveth and taketh away, I guess. Say hi  ;)

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Re: Giles chases one of his dreams again
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2018, 01:35:38 am »
The islands we fish from are 35miles from the dock.  But this is not what we would term deep sea fishing, GT's inhabit relatively shallow water (the max we fish in is 70 feet) and we typically cast surface lures which get hit on the surface in the most dramatic way.  A hit from a large (30kg+) GT can be like someone dropping a piano into the water from a helicopter, and hits come from literally nowhere.  The reason that you see no land in the background of my pictures is because, good holding structure can be a 100 yard by 100yd spot in the middle of nowhere ,and frankly we don't want others working out where we catch the fish.  These fish are a valuable resource and can take 50 years to reach 40 or 50kg, we don't want them being caught and killed.

We are 100% catch and release for GT.  If we catch a grouper, snapper, mahi mahi or the like, then that may get taken home for supper.

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Re: Giles chases one of his dreams again
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2018, 02:35:27 pm »
My view for 90 minutes every morning:

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My view for 90 minutes every afternoon:

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Yep, I spend a lot of the day on a bean bag on the floor of the boat... :)
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Re: Giles chases one of his dreams again
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2018, 11:01:35 am »
^ .. better than auditing patches or packing belt loop buddies   :D

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Re: Giles chases one of his dreams again
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2018, 03:51:31 pm »
so you pretty much spend most of the time on the boat when you're out or do you go back to land?

my first experiencing fishing was a bad one. haven't tried it after...
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Re: Giles chases one of his dreams again
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2018, 04:01:01 pm »
We leave the lodge at 5:30 and get back at about 17:00.  We talk shit, eat, mend tackle (2 broken rods today), go to bed and repeat....
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Re: Giles chases one of his dreams again
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2018, 04:03:00 pm »
Catch:
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And release:
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Re: Giles chases one of his dreams again
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2018, 04:06:57 pm »
Holly fecking shit...congrats to that catch...must have been a hell of a fight!
« Last Edit: April 09, 2018, 04:08:28 pm by marlin »

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Re: Giles chases one of his dreams again
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2018, 05:23:10 pm »
glad the "fish" have released you after the catch...
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Re: Giles chases one of his dreams again
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2018, 05:53:01 pm »
Great catch! How was the water?
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Re: Giles chases one of his dreams again
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2018, 06:39:46 pm »
Fishy...

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Re: Giles chases one of his dreams again
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2018, 06:49:45 pm »
Fishy...
More so after Giles got in it.

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Re: Giles chases one of his dreams again
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2018, 03:15:58 pm »
I got totally wasted by a large fish yesterday.  My 200lb breaking strain leader parted at the knot next to the lure when I was having to give it maximum pressure to stop it reefing me.  I ended up hitting the deck with some force (and it has to be said, not a lot of style).  I was damaged in a couple of places.  The local solution to the misplaced muscles..... :)

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