Originally Posted by bearphish
cat man do,
would that be the shopping bag rig you caught that peanut dolphin on in the first picture? was that trolling past floating structure, or open water
? i love to hear about people catching great fish with what others would consider garbage! just goes to show that $300 in tackle doesn't always mean you get the fish. i have used the scoop end of a cook spoon with similar results...
nice catch bro,
yep that be the shopping bag.
For Entlie: Just had a big hook as in the pic and a big torpedo sinker above that all on big wire (we had light rigging
wire and swages) but I usualy use piano wire/game wire.
This was about 1 metre long.
The important part is good quality swivells where it attaches to the line as without them you get twisted lines when pulling them in.
The shopping bag just got tied and wired onto the top of the sinker and shredded around the bottom and chopped of about 6 inches below the hook.
We had those flash reels to use, but I prefer a big handreel with cheap
green 6mm rope
attached to swivel, then trace.
Attach this to the boat with an old bycycle tube ( free at bike repair shop) as a bungee. This takes a bigger hit than bungee and is free.
I got that fish at the rocks near the Top of New Caledonia
In the pics you can see the rocks, they are the ones on the plotter.
If you look close you can see the white water on the eastern side of the lagoon
about 1000m away.
As we passed the tip and dropped off the edge of the world, we hooked up to a big marlin, which we didnt have a hope in hell off holding.
The guy who owned the reels(Vanuatu game
fishing champion) reckons marlin wont hit a steel
trace, they swim up and tap the trace with their bill. He reckons these ones may not have seen steel
On the chart the top pink line with the short line in is that lagoon
at the top, which we actually went in, plenty of room and depth
and approched an Island that is on one of the plotter screen