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Offline Thaiger

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Re: Team Pelagically Insane
« Reply #200 on: November 13, 2016, 06:00:26 AM »
Nice one Rob. Finally a nice Mahi for you.
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« Reply #201 on: November 13, 2016, 06:20:43 AM »
I wish I could get action like that on the water but without the rubber hooks. Good going rob

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« Reply #202 on: November 13, 2016, 09:11:30 PM »
Thanks Ben!  Mahi tastes so good!

Thanks Lyle!  I got my rubber hook day yesterday.

Rob's day 39

Action was dead and conditions glassy most of the morning.  During the rising tide before noon, the current started to push west and the winds started steady blowing the same way.  Action picked up and was cut off by an ono, then had another ono and a mahi shake the hook.  Every time I stopped for the short fight and getting rebaited, I was pushed back about 1/3 of a mile.  Then another mahi strikes and swallows the hook so I brought her home.

On the paddle in, had a couple more mahis on some rubber hook rigs.  I landed some other small fish while picking up bait but I guess I accidentally switched off the auto record on my GoPro.  Never looked for the flashing red light.  Oh well, the ulua was small on Friday and I never took a monster yesterday.

Was a heluva paddle but the rougher water seemed to bring in the action.

Mahi less than 10 = 10pts

New team total:
2146 +10 =2156

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Re: Team Pelagically Insane
« Reply #203 on: November 15, 2016, 09:06:27 PM »
thats enough for some mahi burgers! nice catch!

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« Reply #204 on: November 16, 2016, 07:22:56 AM »
Thanks Nick!  Was gonna throw the little guy back but it swallowed the hook and wire setup.  I really didn't think it was gonna make it.  Instead of feeding it to the sharks and reef fish,  it's mahi sandwich time for my family.

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Re: Team Pelagically Insane
« Reply #205 on: November 20, 2016, 06:42:36 PM »
Rob claiming day 40 tomorrow 11/21/2016.  I got my ti leaves.

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Re: Team Pelagically Insane
« Reply #206 on: November 20, 2016, 06:51:11 PM »
Go getum rob

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Re: Team Pelagically Insane
« Reply #207 on: November 20, 2016, 07:01:37 PM »
Good luck Rob!

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Re: Team Pelagically Insane
« Reply #208 on: November 20, 2016, 09:28:41 PM »
good luck Rob! Finish strong!

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Re: Team Pelagically Insane
« Reply #209 on: November 21, 2016, 04:45:49 AM »
Good luck Rob.

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Re: Team Pelagically Insane
« Reply #210 on: November 21, 2016, 05:03:37 AM »
Goodluck!

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Re: Team Pelagically Insane
« Reply #211 on: November 21, 2016, 10:21:27 PM »
Thanks guys!

Rob's day 40

Wasn't an epic day but a fun day.  It rained steady most of the day, conditions were glassy, was cold and the bait was plentiful until noon with solid aha action.  I probably paddled about 10 miles crossing from deep water to the ledge searching for a pelagic strike.  I even crossed a school of little mahis.  Keep growing little guys!

Around noon the endless piles vanished.  As I was eating my lunch, I had my first intense strike but never stuck.  Then again maybe 20 minutes later but still only a short very solid tug.

With one last bait and the bait piles hiding, I crossed to the high side of the ledge.  Within minutes I took this little shibi.  Could've stayed out for another couple hours hunting for bait but winds started gusting.  I managed to pick up a omilu cnr as I was making my way in for some minor points.

It's been awesome fishing with you guys and I feel like I met most of you even though we've never met face to face.  Mad props to all that competed this year and I
hope you all stay safe.  Happy Holidays!

Rob's day 40:
Shibi 10+ = 20pts
Omilu cnr = 7pts
Total = 27pts

Team total:
2156 + 27 = 2183pts

Gonna post the omilu cnr within the next 24hrs. Gotta get it off the gopro.

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Re: Team Pelagically Insane
« Reply #212 on: November 21, 2016, 10:35:29 PM »
Good job rob. It was nice competing against you as well. Stay safe out there

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Re: Team Pelagically Insane
« Reply #213 on: November 22, 2016, 07:51:30 AM »
Thanks Lyle!

Here's the omilu cnr pics from yesterday

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Re: Team Pelagically Insane
« Reply #214 on: November 22, 2016, 08:56:02 AM »
Awesome season Rob.

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Re: Team Pelagically Insane
« Reply #215 on: November 22, 2016, 11:43:56 AM »
killed it! Awesome season Rob!

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Re: Team Pelagically Insane
« Reply #216 on: November 22, 2016, 02:53:16 PM »
Thanks Ben!

Thanks Nick!

Thought I'd end the season with an ono yesterday but never got action.  Once I switched back to my ninja rig, started getting strikes and was lucky to land the little guy before heading in on my last bait.  Lol. 

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Re: Team Pelagically Insane
« Reply #217 on: November 22, 2016, 04:41:10 PM »
Congratz on the season! U def slammed some red meat. I honestly don't know how you pulled some of those multiple day in a row grinds. Respect man!

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Re: Team Pelagically Insane
« Reply #218 on: November 23, 2016, 08:56:13 AM »
Thanks Tavis!  You guys have definitely smashed it too bro! Mad props!

The past 2 years I tried making all sorts of rigs and about a year ago I realized that some of the fish were alot smarter and more finicky than I thought.  Not so much when dragging from a motor, but by kayak, the fish seem to notice stinger hooks, weights, wires and everything else.  Mahis and ahis seem to be the most finicky by far.  When I switched to a really stealthy rig, the shibis came.  Occasionally I lose an Ono but get a lot of shibis in between.  I gave one of my rigs to a friend earlier this year when he was having a dry spell.  That day he landed a shibi and a nice ulua.  Sometime after that he called it a ninja rig and it' been called that since.

Another thing that helps me catch the tunas is that I look for certain areas that I think they'll be.  Deep bait piles with action on them or bowls in the deeper spots that currents push across.  I rely heavily on the ff maps to find new areas.  I've got a few spots that bait seems to be at regularly in deeper water and if I can find them out there, I know the action is coming usually 2 at a time.  Most of the tunas I pulled up this year were doubles.

So pretty much obvious stuff has helped me.  Knowing where to find the fish I'm targeting based on the conditions and knowing how present the bait for that kind of fish.  A little luck never hurts too.

 

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