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Old 24-09-2006, 00:33   #16
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Out here it's not the sharks or the cudas, it's the damn sea lions. It is a fine balance between bringin the fish in too fast and losing it, and not bringing it in fast enough only to find all you have left is a fish head. Worst part is, once the sealions find you, they will follow the boat for hours. They have even been known to go on deck after the fish.
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Old 24-09-2006, 05:00   #17
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Sonosailor wrote; "we brought aboard 4 fish-halves in 2 days"..

Last June there was a fishing tournament here. One of our friends was fishing, and he hooked a huge wahoo. By the time he got it to the boat, he had only the head. He brought it back to dock, anyhow, because of the size. The head weighed 52 lbs.
Wonder what ate it...

anyhow, thinking about towing a dead fish in these warm waters for 20 minutes while it bleeds out...
I think down here they would call that 'catching your own bait'. For sure I would put a hook in it.
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Sharing!?

As much as I don't like to share fish with the sharks, I'll be damned if I'm sharing any alcohol with tonight's dinner, LOL! Nah, for me a series of whacks to the skull with a beater does the trick just fine.

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Jeanne1146 - Sorry I failed to answer you sooner. To answer your question, we slow down the boat and bring the fish aboard asap (we don't like to share either). We squirt alcohol in the gills, which kills the fish almost immediately. We have a filet table mounted on the hand rail on the stern steps, and that is where we filet the fish. Then we use the stern wash-down to clean up the mess right away to prevent it from drying on the fiberglass.
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As Harriet mentioned a little squirt with rubbing or denatured alcohol in the gills kills the fish quickly without any mess, no Neanderthal with a club going ballistic all over your stern!
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You guys are posting to an almost 2 year old thread!!
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Old 04-03-2008, 18:28   #22
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It was new to me, so I read it.
Yeah, besides - it combines a few of my favorite subjects - ocean fishing, sailing and alcohol. A match made in heaven.
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We dispatch our fish with alcohol on the gills, and then we immediately place them in a plastic box that is six inches high and about three and a half feet long. We filet the fish in the long plastic box, and when we are done, we wash out the plastic box/container with sea water.

The plastic boxes are the type used by some people for underbed storage in their homes.

When we fish, we troll with up to eight lines behind Exit Only at all distances from the stern.
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Yeah, besides - it combines a few of my favorite subjects - ocean fishing, sailing and alcohol. A match made in heaven.
Great chuckle this morning
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Do any of you cat owners fish (other than a hand line) when you cruise to destinations?

Seems like a cat can carry a good size dingy, perhaps a rib that can be used for sport fishing.

I would love to have a big cat to take down to Baja for the crusing & fishing.
I don't think this is the same fellow, but the identical subject heading came up here a few days ago:
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I've pushed for this idea quite a few years. Those interested might find this interesting as well

Offshore Sportfishing, innovations & alternatives
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Re: Cat Fishing

Re: thieving sea lions, check out YouTube: "Sea lion stealing monster fish. ". You're not safe even back on the dock!
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Re: Cat Fishing

In response to a two year old thread.

Lots to know and this is a good book for all levels

The Cruisers Handbook Of Fishing
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In response to a two year old thread.

Lots to know and this is a good book for all levels

The Cruisers Handbook Of Fishing
Another one:

The Secrets of Sailboat Fishing Revealed!
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