Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Trolling and all it's cracked up to be.

As usual the weather plays a big part in our fishing lives and this trip is no different. The day before it was sunny and dead calm, albeit a bit hot but calm none the less. Of course I could not get out on that lovely day. So when we finally get out the weather changes and not really for the better.

From Fishing with Nick, Becky Joe, Kordula
The decision was made to do a bit of trolling to get some food fish. Now I must be clear here, I hate trolling, unless of course the bite is red hot, which happens about never for me.
So a trolling we go. A nice spread of lures out the back and a steady burn of fuel.
Time to settle in for the long haul.
Of course when you troll with friends you have the chance to break up the monotony with goofy antics and lots of laughs.

From Fishing with Nick, Becky Joe, Kordula

From Fishing with Nick, Becky Joe, Kordula
During one of our laugh sessions the short corner goes off and we are suddenly thrust into fishing mode. As Nick grabs the rod and sets the hook we quickly realize he is onto something we all dread to catch, Garbage!!!!

From Fishing with Nick, Becky Joe, Kordula
And Thai garbage at that. At least it broke up the morning.
After what seems like forever we finally we find the birds.

From Fishing with Nick, Becky Joe, Kordula
And when you find the birds many times you will find the fish. This time that is exactly what happened.
First up was Cordula and her first Mahi Mahi and probably her first fish bigger than a trout.

From Fishing with Nick, Becky Joe, Kordula
Then it was Joe's turn and he also landed a nice Mahi Mahi.

From Fishing with Nick, Becky Joe, Cordula
Now it is Becky's turn and of course with her outfit she had to land something different, so it's a Wahoo for her.

From Fishing with Nick, Becky Joe, Cordula
Next up it is Nicks turn and he is very fired up for a nice Yellowfin. Not long after we get the spread set again the long corner goes off and Nick skull drags a small Rainbow Runner to the boat. Not quite the 50kg Yellowfin but a beauty of a fish and nice eating.

From Fishing with Nick, Becky Joe, Cordula
It is afternoon by now and we have all had enough trolling so we decide to head in to the reefs for a popping session.

From Fishing with Nick, Becky Joe, Cordula
Nick lands the first one on popper and it is a nice Red Bass.

From Fishing with Nick, Becky Joe, Cordula
Followed by four more of them. A few of them were quite big and gave head shakes like a GT.

From Fishing with Nick, Becky Joe, Cordula
Rosie decides she has to get into the action and fires off a few casts. As is usual with her she is soon onto a nice GT and this fellow has some serious attitude. It runs her around the boat and gives a good accounting of itself. Even when boat side it is still putting up a fight. When it is brought onboard it gnashes it's teeth at us. Easy there fella your going back in.

From Fishing with Nick, Becky Joe, Cordula
As you can tell in the photos, the weather came around and we had a good day out. Not to mention we put some fish in the freezer.
Tight lines

10 comments:

Shoreman said...

Sounds like a lot more fun than Steelhead fishing.

Mark

Wolfy said...

Too bad Becky didn't get a mahi - it would matched her pants! Nice pics and post . I miss fresh mahi - a lot!!

Wolfy

Mel said...

You get the "3 F's" with this post. That is..........
Fun, Friendship, and, Fishing to boot. Well done my friend.

amir said...

what a good catch..well done my friend..

Marco said...

Thanks for your reports.... Hate trolling? I am going to try fishing with poppers in my next journey to compare the results in some area with rocks on Ghana Waters.... I can't wait then....

Good luck

Jose Valle said...

Como siempre amigos, buenas capturas y mucho humor.
Felicitaciones.
Lineas estrechas.

小名 said...

一個人就像一個分數,他的實際才能是分子,他對自己的評價是分母。分母越大,則分數的價值越小。 ....................................................

hector200 said...

excellent report my friend.

MIZLAN said...

wow!that was great catch...bravo my friend!

Steve Dobson said...

What a great post. Fun, fish and photos too. It is bitterly cold here in Nova Scotia right now. Another two months until any real fishing starts.

Cheers,
Steve