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    Posted: 15 Apr 2013 at 11:05am
We are just coming off 5 weeks of straight back to back charters here in the Bahamas and the fishing has kicked into high gear! It's hard to go more than 15 mins without Mahi Mahi coming in and smashing all your baits. from the last 11 fishing trips we have done recently we have filled the box within 2 hours every time. We limit ourselves to 6 fish when we are fishing with guests as there is only soo much Mahi we can eat.

A special highlight so far was a morning we had last week with my boss and his 90 year old father in law.
the day started off really well with the first bait out being eaten before I had even clipped it into the outrigger. we were able to keep that fish close to the boat and the whole school came up. casting small Dawn Patrol lures at them on softbait gear we soon had a very good looking bin and to top it off this 20kg bull came to the party and gave the bosses dad a very good struggle. after 25 mins john was a bit buggered and handed the rod off to my boss to wind in the last 10m! I hope when I am 90 I will still be fishing with a big smile on my face like he had.

2 days later we were out again and got 5 mahi in the box when all of a sudden the big lure on the short corner got some attention. thinking it was another big bull the boss pitched a bait as I cranked the lure..... an epic crash bite then saw us tight on a nice 180-200kg blue on 10kg mono!!!! after 1hr20 we had the fish on the 15ft leader for the 3rd time and cracked him off before we could snap a good pic. Bloody good effort by the boss on the rod and a few interesting moments driving when the fish changed direction. 

it's now time for a few days off playing in the office!

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The lure that Marlin ate looks a lot like my 'bog brush'. Purple/black over pink Ilander with chrome bullet head?
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Thats the one dave. It's the weighted one with 4oz head and for pitching I put a rigged ballyhoo inside it.
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Sweet mozz, mahis always very welcome! Cool fish especially on light gears
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very cool Mozzie..Thumbs Up..I guess you answered your own question that you put on facebook the other day about marlin in your neck of the woods!

hope all is well mate!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tagit Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Apr 2013 at 2:34pm
Originally posted by mozz mozz wrote:

Thats the one dave. It's the weighted one with 4oz head and for pitching I put a rigged ballyhoo inside it.
Can't remember if my one is weighted or not, but it has caught a couple of marlin just splashing around on the shotgun. Doesn't run like a 'conventional' lure, but doesn't seem to matter much anyway. Never really ran it until we had an 'ugly lure day' one time and it got bit. Guess I could try tying a bellyflap etc in it and using it as a pitch bait if we don't have a livie handy. 

Persisting down and starting to blow hard now. Wish I was where you are Cry
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Nice work bro. That office of yours is looking real pretty right now.

Got onto a good patch of Mahi with Egg Roll on Saturday, not quite the same class of fish though..
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Kezza, apparently there was a big 850lb fish caught 3 miles outside the harbor entrance 3 days ago! The fishing grounds close to our home base are heavily fished........ the waters we charter in are untouched by commercial boats which makes for a very good fishery. 
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interesting colours on the fist pick I have seen them go blue of they die but never white...90 and still fishing where do I sign....
 
 
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chuurrr bro ! envious as always ! them mahis on noodle sticks would be a blast for sure then a nice blue on 10 kg Clap ken choice !!
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Nice Mozz but what the ?! do you do after filling the bin? How do you stop them smashing the Marlin lures all day? Doesn't look like much fun back at the office either, mine has a window into the workshop.Cry
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Bout time for a Mozz report! Choice bro...only thing missing is the bikini clad bods Big smile.


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