Monday, September 24, 2012

Never mind the sharks

Grouper 1, Spear Fisher 0

Never mind the sharks, beware the mighty Grouper.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

It's a Blow-Up

The weather was not looking so good on this particular Sunday, so we decided to stay inside the reefs and do a bit of light tackle fishing.
Out comes the 6lb to 30lb gear. Now anytime you pull out this light of tackle in the ocean, your gear is bound to get smashed and busted. We were not let down. Lots of tackle was lost, but a lot of fish were landed too. 
The weather did not disappoint us either. It blew harder and harder as the day progressed. Good thing we stayed inside.

A rather ominous looking morning sky.

Wayne with the first of many on his little 6lb soft plastic grub set-up.

Rosie catching the toothy critters without a steel trace. (Barracuda)

Brendan with a little bluefin trevally.

Another toothy critter. (Gar fish or Long Tom)

This is a little better bluefin.

A baby grouper or coral trout.

Now we're talking dinner. Rosie with a green job fish caught on bait.

Two at a time. A long nose emperor and a grouper

Another good day on the water despite the weather. Come to think of it, as long as we get home safely, it is always a good day on the water.

Tight Lines

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Finally getting my shop online

After many failed attempts at getting our tackle shop online, we have come up with an idea that might work.
A blog and a bit of Facebook and voila, e commerce at it simplest. We can take payment via PayPal, TT, or credit card over the phone.
I am hoping this will generate a bit of income for us as the shop has been rather slow these days.
Stop by and have a look, we will be adding new stuff on a regular basis. 

Tight Lines

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Another Monday at Sea

Another beautiful Monday for fishing as Rosie and I head out. Today will be a little jigging and bait fishing.
Fishing started off really slow. Nothing was biting. I could see fish on the sounder, but they had a case of lockjaw. 
Finally, after many drops with the jig, I hook up to a small Barracuda that Rosie immediately claims for her bait.
We try a few more spots and get zeroed. 

As we are moving from one spot to another I am taking in the scenery, enjoying the day, when all of a sudden Rosie screams. I look out the front, where I should have been looking all along, and what do I see, a Humpback whale right in front of the boat. A quick turn of the wheel and we avoid a collision with the giant. Of course by the time we get the camera out and ready the big guy disappears.
Truly amazing how 40 tons of mammal can vanish instantly.
As we carry on to our merry way we spot the big guy a ways out and Rosie gets the video rolling.

So we have not been catching much and Rosie says I can do a bit of jigging for Doggies. 
That means deeper water than she really likes to fish. 
So I'm jigging away and I notice it is taking a long time to hit the bottom. How deep are we? I ask.
Um it says 165 meters. 
Yikes, no wonder it was taking so long to get to the bottom. I decide to let it fall and give it a try anyways. 
My jig hits bottom and as I get my first crank of the reel  I'm on. Not big mind you, but I'm on. It is a long ways up from 165 mts and when I finally get the fish to the surface it is a Pakapaka, deep water A grade snapper. 
Rosie says wow should I drop and away she goes. 
She proceeded to fish until all of our bait was gone and tat accounted for 17 fish of about 5 species. All of them really good eating.

Leave the rod in the holder and you can switch hands reeling. 

A small Pakapaka.

A Long nose Emperor from 165mts, just about killed me.

Two at a time, not bad.

Another beauty of a Monday and we caught fish to boot.

Tight Lines