I GOT THIS SAILFISH IN MOZAMBIQUE AT THE STEALTH COMPO IN MAY , FISH WEIGHED 24.6 KG . ANYONE KEEN TO FISH THE 2007 COMPO . STEALTH HAVE AGREED TO ASSIST GUYS WITH SKIS ETC . CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE - http://www.stealthpp.co.za
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HI SCOTTY SORRY FOR THE LATE REPLY BUT I HAVE BEEN AWAY FISHING FOR TIGER FISH . WE DIDNT CATCH MUCH AS THE WEATHER WAS BAD. WITH REGARDS TO THE SAILFISH , IT TOOK ME ABOUT 40 MINUTES TO LAND AFTER JUMPING ABOUT 7 TIMES - WHAT A SPECTECULAR SITE TO SEE AS HE WAS VERY CLOSE TO THE SKI. I WAS USING A 5 FOOT ROD WITH 30 POUND LINE AND A SHIMANO TLD 20/40 REEL . I WAS ACTUALLY FISHING FOR KING MACKERAL WITH A 4 OUNCE DOWNRIG SINKER ON AND GOT PICKED UP BY THE SAILIE. ONCE THE FISH WAS NEXT TO THE BOAT I CALLED A COUPLE OF MATES OVER AND WE STRAPPED IT TO THE TOP DECK WITH MY ROD LEASHES ! I THEN PROCEEDED TO PADDLE STRAIGHT BACK TO THE BEACH WITH A HUGE SMILE ON MY FACE.
HI DOUG YOU MUST REMEMBER THAT THE SAILIE WAS NOT CAUGHT IN SOUTH AFRICA ALTHOUGH WE DO GET QUIET A FEW HERE OFF OUR SKIS AS WELL . THE FISHING SKI GUYS HERE TARGET MAINLY GAME FISH AND IN THE OFF SEASON WE SOMETIMES FISH FOR BOTTOM FISH. WE DO FIND THOUGH THAT THE FURTHER NORTH WE GO TOWARDS MOZAMBIQUE THE BETTER THE GAME FISHING IS .
I've got a Malibu X-Factor that sometimes doesn't feel like enough boat for me. I can't imagine pulling on a fish that size from a ski. Very impressive.
BTW: Which model of Stealth ski are you paddling? I was looking at the Stealth web site and they have some beautiful skis.