Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fishing with the Powalski's

A little late on this post, but here it is non the less.
It was promising to be a cracker of a day. Hardly any clouds and and no wind.
We got the boat loaded and met up with Loren and Dollye at the jetty. They are good friends of ours and own a real estate company called Harbour Property Services, check them out if you want to stay or buy in Fiji.
I gave the safety talk and off we go.
Both Loren and Dollye have fished quite a lot back in Seattle, but Salmon fishing is not the same as popper fishing for tropical pelagics. Loren has done a bit of fishing here with a few different people, but Dollye has not, enter the learning curve.
Unfortunately the learning curve is steep and long. I can teach you how to cast, I can teach you how to pop, but catching fish is something that takes a long time to work out.
Dollye took to it like a pro, casting and popping right away. Loren did not need any assistance.
After 20 or 30 minutes with no bites Loren wants me to cast a bit and tells me to catch a fish. So not being one to shrug of a challenge I cast out a few times and hook a little Trevally.
From Fishing with the Pawloski's
Once the fish is in the boat I tell Loren that I am done for awhile as I want him and Dollye to catch fish.
Now it is Loren's turn to catch a fish. After a couple of missed bites he finally hooks one and gets to feel the pull of the Trevally.
From Fishing with the Pawloski's
Not a big fish but on the light tackle they sure are fun.
Meanwhile Dollye is still casting and popping and starting to work out the formula. She gets a couple of good bites but is not able to set the hooks. Like I said, a long, steep curve.
Back to Loren who is quite fired up at this point and hooks a nice Bluefin Trevally. He has learned to put the hurt on these fish otherwise the fish dictates the fight and you lose.
He has the fish boat side in no time and Rosie leaders it in. Cheers and high fives all around.
From Fishing with the Pawloski's
Unfortunately the wind has whipped up and is now blowing 25knots with a very lumpy sea. This of course makes casting and standing very difficult.
We call it a day and make our way home.
We all had a great time and plan to do it again.

Tight lines

6 comments: said...

Very good.

MIZLAN said...

love the camera shoot...and nice catch!

tbyrodney said...

nice you do catch and release over there?

David McKenzie said...

looks like a great time and a possibly a destination I might need to make.

fishing said...

Great catch Loren and Dollye are amazing

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