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 Posted: Sun Oct 11th, 2009 05:34 pm
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Hammertime
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This amazes me.
I made a comment on SeaLine about 42&10 and 44&08 in summer with 5 square miles around each of those marks and you would be smiling.

Now Monday we were in that area and we did ok. Got onto the fish late but from a recreational point of view we did very well.

3 days later, early Friday morning (can't count Friday as day 4 as it hasn't happened yet) and the fish is there but not in any numbers. We go plenty sterntrawlers (my favourite African / Queen) and nothing.

So maybe I need to rethink my piece of advice about those numbers. On any given day at this time of year I would run to the abovementioned numbers. BUT... it seams the fish are right back in the west where they were in late April to June.

Odd odd odd. The sea- one big mystery!

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 Posted: Sun Oct 11th, 2009 05:43 pm
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t-time
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Thats 38 miles in 3 days that they moved right?
Was there any change in the weather patterns that causes that or do the fish just decide to go where they want for no reason?

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 Posted: Sun Oct 11th, 2009 06:19 pm
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Nopem 18 miles.
They were in the west in the beginning of the week too.
But over last weekend, not this one, the numbers were good in the Canyon. Now it seams they back in the deeper longfin grounds.

I give up!

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 Posted: Sun Oct 11th, 2009 06:28 pm
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oops my bad, for some reason i had 38 in my head, went and checked and miles did say 18nm from where you were.....im tired

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 Posted: Mon Oct 12th, 2009 06:49 am
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All I can say is NO FAIR. You talk about a bad day 10 yft of 60-80kgs, and 20 LF. Thats enought o sink my 21 ft butt cat, and enough for most people to do cart wheeels all over the place. Awsome fishing, can just dream about the days when the fishing is GOOD if thats a avg to bad day. sure then you do get the days when you get skunked, but we need those as well to keep it Real. Well done to all involved.

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 Posted: Tue Oct 20th, 2009 06:59 am
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Nice pics Dr Fish ha ha!!!  The boat looks awesome!!  Did Nish tell you we had a couple of fish last Wednesday, it was cool to be on the fish again....  We should get together some time and send my regards to your wife.  Chow Iggie

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 Posted: Fri Nov 13th, 2009 07:50 am
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So when's my turn :P haha
Nice one guys! I see Dr Fish is back in business
Sold that 1.14 stealth the other day, got me a new gun to test ;)

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 Posted: Tue Dec 8th, 2009 06:04 am
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Nice! At least they were not rosy ....

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 Posted: Fri Dec 18th, 2009 12:48 pm
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 Posted: Fri Dec 18th, 2009 12:49 pm
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Forum member FLIPPIE pulling a 20kg class longfin.....


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 Posted: Fri Dec 18th, 2009 01:06 pm
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AWESOME stuff Dr.Fish Crew!!!

Lekker to see HT with that big fat YFT Grin on his face!!
Epic conditions too...

Love the light tackle action on that longfin of Flippies!! Nice work boys, jealous as hell!

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 Posted: Fri Dec 18th, 2009 01:17 pm
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Miles - Thanks for the ride, appreciated as always.
Working fish on the Dr Fish is better than doing anything else.

Mr yellowfin - will you please stop playing hard to get and just feed good and proper. 6 lines in the water means we want 6 at a time, not 2.

Thanks again Miles.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 18th, 2009 04:24 pm
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ok that is just so unfair...............really

awesome stuff guys!!!

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 Posted: Fri Dec 18th, 2009 06:58 pm
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lovely stuff....I can see Nepps thinking PE2 and short strokes.
Must be tuna time. HT is smiling lekker!

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 Posted: Sat Dec 19th, 2009 04:38 am
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Good to hear the fish are back, nice pics!!

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 Posted: Sat Dec 19th, 2009 07:06 am
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Ja, there's some fish around for sure. But very patchy.


The thing with Wednesday was it has to be the flattest sea day I can remember in about 5 or so years. The run to the deep was amazing and I have NEVER seen false bay so flat upon our return.

As far as a day goes, you don't get any better than that sea wise.

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 Posted: Mon Dec 21st, 2009 05:43 am
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I haven't confirmed this but the source is very reliable.
I believe a deck boat out in the canyon had 13 nice yellowfin onboard. This was on Saturday and will have been an accumulated total for a few days at sea (I think).

Will try shed some light but there are boats getting fish, you have to work damn hard for them but they there still.

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