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Re: MPT Bay offshore - What's up
« Reply #920 on: January 14, 2017, 10:45:13 am »
Maybe a 5kg Bonnie, I hear they can give you quite a rev  :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst:

That too!!! :hehe:

I had one a few weeks back that took my finger print off when it took  off while I was putting the elastic band on the outrigger! They fight hard, buggers!

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Re: MPT Bay offshore - What's up
« Reply #921 on: January 14, 2017, 05:52:25 pm »
Sounds like it could have been a big :yft:.....what is the Club record, have any 60kg Plus YFT been caught in the deep off Inhaca?

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Re: MPT Bay offshore - What's up
« Reply #922 on: January 14, 2017, 06:46:21 pm »
Nothing like that. We don't get the big YFT that the guys get in Richards bay. The current is quite far from here. The heaviest yellowfin I've heard weighted 45 kg and it was caught in the cockburn area on a couta trace!!!!!

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« Reply #923 on: January 14, 2017, 06:48:54 pm »
Interesting, we got given a proper Hiding at Cockburn in Dec by what I think was big YFT.....

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Re: MPT Bay offshore - What's up
« Reply #924 on: January 23, 2017, 12:46:00 pm »
Launched yesterday morning at 5am from Club Naval and stop  at the shallow banks but no cuda’s for the take.
Follow where the sun rose and manage to get 4 skippies in a  jiffy.
While rigging them (1 at a time) live they all died before i  could get them in the water. At least no.4 survived.
Dragging him for 2 hours, swimming like an Olympic medalist  the rubber on the rigger shot, feeding the bait till i could not kept up and  slowly increase the drag, the mighty rose from the deep. Dancing and jumping  was his response to the hoop-up.
2 hours and 10 minutes later on 50lb i successfully release  about 120kg black marlin caught on a circle hook (my 1st on circle)
What a day, return to the Club at 5pm with a very calm see.
 
Mmmmmmm may i can get another trip this week coming......

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Re: MPT Bay offshore - What's up
« Reply #925 on: January 23, 2017, 07:00:40 pm »
Well done!!!

Now the million U$ question... where was this? Anything else?

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Re: MPT Bay offshore - What's up
« Reply #926 on: January 24, 2017, 09:04:49 am »
Launched yesterday morning at 5am from Club Naval and stop  at the shallow banks but no cuda’s for the take.
Follow where the sun rose and manage to get 4 skippies in a  jiffy.
While rigging them (1 at a time) live they all died before i  could get them in the water. At least no.4 survived.
Dragging him for 2 hours, swimming like an Olympic medalist  the rubber on the rigger shot, feeding the bait till i could not kept up and  slowly increase the drag, the mighty rose from the deep. Dancing and jumping  was his response to the hoop-up.
2 hours and 10 minutes later on 50lb i successfully release  about 120kg black marlin caught on a circle hook (my 1st on circle)
What a day, return to the Club at 5pm with a very calm see.
 
Mmmmmmm may i can get another trip this week coming......
what a nice resumed report...congrats on the catch
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Re: MPT Bay offshore - What's up
« Reply #927 on: January 25, 2017, 10:05:16 am »
Great, Well done on the Marlin!

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Re: MPT Bay offshore - What's up
« Reply #928 on: January 30, 2017, 09:55:23 pm »
Thank you all.

John F I got it east of the wel on about 150 meter water.

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Re: MPT Bay offshore - What's up
« Reply #929 on: January 31, 2017, 04:03:48 pm »
Well done Grande Pe.

Its great when you put a plan together and it works out  (clap)

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Re: MPT Bay offshore - What's up
« Reply #930 on: February 24, 2017, 03:18:07 pm »
Got a joint b-day party tomorrow at 13:00. But the weather man says the sea will be fishable...

Couple of whatsapp messages and it's on: going to launch at 4:30 and back at 12ish...  spring tide with flat seas (and promises of good couta) is something I can't resist! Let's see if I can get them couta without hooking myself up!

EDIT: Here's the report http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/index.php?topic=22074.0

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Re: MPT Bay offshore - What's up
« Reply #931 on: February 24, 2017, 03:49:06 pm »
Jealous as heck!!  :tite

Now is not a good time to go fishing... said nobody... EVER!!

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Re: MPT Bay offshore - What's up
« Reply #932 on: March 03, 2017, 01:31:49 pm »
The billfish season is in full swing!!! Kambaku had a grand slam of 3 marlin (black, blue and stripe) out of 8 strikes last saturday. Yesterday "My Girl" also released a marlin.

My freezer is full of couta so I guess it's time for some long trolling sessions out in the deep with the big guns!!!

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Re: MPT Bay offshore - What's up
« Reply #933 on: March 03, 2017, 03:05:54 pm »
Sounds Good Marcos!!! Keep them Hungry until end of March please!!

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Re: MPT Bay offshore - What's up
« Reply #934 on: March 06, 2017, 11:34:40 pm »
Mmmmm, I second that Charles. Marcos, you got your work cut out for you Mate. Best you and Pedro tell your bosses at home that you may be MIA for a few days  w;k
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Re: MPT Bay offshore - What's up
« Reply #935 on: March 07, 2017, 07:32:34 am »
8 days to go Inhaca here we come ,  Marcos where did they get those pointy noses depth etc 200-400 m ?

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Re: MPT Bay offshore - What's up
« Reply #936 on: March 07, 2017, 07:53:38 am »
8 days to go Inhaca here we come ,  Marcos where did they get those pointy noses depth etc 200-400 m ?

Straight East off the lighthouse... +/- 400 m.... troll around... try to be there at changing tides. This obviously is for blues and stripes

The Poco area (100-200 m) has also seen some black marlin action

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Re: MPT Bay offshore - What's up
« Reply #937 on: March 07, 2017, 09:16:35 am »
Marcos, whats the fuel Situation like in Maputo? I saw a article saying there may be shortages soon!

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Re: MPT Bay offshore - What's up
« Reply #938 on: March 07, 2017, 09:23:25 am »
We had a bit of a crisis 2 weeks ago... all sorted... for now...

As you know all taps have been closed with regards to foreign aid to Moz... which means +60% of the state budget... more importantly it means no convertible currency (USD, Euro...) in the hands of the Gov... which, finally means no money to pay for fuel. We'll see what the future holds...

Also, we have the cheapest fuel in the region ... actually Moz is supporting quite a large black market of fuel in Zim, etc... subsidized by a bankrupted Gov...

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Re: MPT Bay offshore - What's up
« Reply #939 on: March 07, 2017, 01:02:37 pm »
8 days to go Inhaca here we come ,  Marcos where did they get those pointy noses depth etc 200-400 m ?

Don't want to jinx your trip but have you seen the forecast for next week?! Hope you come well stocked with plenty of patience, light tackle for bay fishing and .... booze!!!

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