Monday, October 11, 2010

Tara's Record Mahimahi

Things have been fairly slow for us lately, but we did manage to get out a week or so ago.
This charter was for 2 couples from the States.

We had, had to cancel a day earlier because of the windy conditions, but the morning looked fine when we left the wharf.
They arrived later than planned as they had a eventful night.

A hour or so into the charter, we had 2 Yellowfin on board, when the outer most rod went off with a bang.

It was Tara's turn in the chair, this was a nice fish, it jumped a few times & everyone saw it was a Mahimahi.

It took Tara 20 minutes, to get the fish close enough to the boat for Terry to gaff.
It just kept reeling out line, as soon as she brought it in.
Once on board we could all relax as Mahimahi can be tricky to bring in, as they just keep jumping & don't seem to tire out.

This fish weighed in at 50lbs & would have been a record if caught within IGFA rules, but unfortunately, Tara had help bringing the fish in.

It was her 50th birthday, so this was something to remember it & Fiji by.
Terry cleaned & filleted the fish so they could freeze, & take it back with them to the States.

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