Last edited by Guest75; 09-06-2012 at 07:50 AM. Reason: adding pics
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Thanks for sharing Tyke, I am not really into fishing but can definitely see the appeal even if not fishing.
Just great to get out there and have adventures.
I had to race a hooooge container ship , I really did want to cross in from of him and not behind in his wash - I don't know if the crew were waving hello or something else
But then you spot something like this in the water,very close to the boat and it just makes you wonder if it was a good idea going out today..................
They're 'common' dolphins as opposed to the larger bottle nosed you see close to shore. Sometimes we get surrounded by massive pods that, no bull***t, can stretch almost as far as the eye can see. They sometimes number in the thousands. The young ones love to come alongside the boat, it's amazing. We usually see them when we get near the shelf, say 30km out. Bloody awesome.
They also heard fish into bait balls, which can then be picked off, occasionally you see whales come and wipe the ball out, tough life on the ocean hey!
I know you'd never do this mate, you can't help it if they pop up unawares, but did you see the news the other day? Some idiot from Hallett Cove intentionally drove up to a whale, harrassing it and was caught doing so, can't remember the fine but it was well into 5 figures - well deserved! I can remember watching somebody do the same at Granite Island. Fool.
And I tell you what, going 35km out on your own takes some balls, don't think I could do it. I've got to come up next week for a course. Got to take the instructor out in the Gulf to show him if I can handle a boat, not sure I'll be up to it coz the sea down here is SO flat;) We had swell coming over the wheelhouse yesterday...all good fun!
I'm impressed, i didn't hear anyone say "look no hands" must be on auto pilot
Seriously though 35km's out
i get nervous in the middle of or pool
Thanks for sharing Tyke. Cool video Its fun to have dolphins visiting you at sea (35 km out) as they're a joy to be around and you know that while they're around other big fish won't be bothering to say hello
I am sooooooooooooo jealous.
Great video and photo's.
Did you not try to catch Jaws?
Here and settled
Good to hear the twit was fined heavily for harassment. Some folk think they own the sea and everything in it. Sure you come across this often.
I warn anyone new not to jump up and down if they see Dolphins when we are speed - going to lose one over one of these days
It's just picking the right conditions to go further out. They were perfect. No swell ,just light chop. It just takes longer to get out there, 35 mins and it's boring really.
Full safety gear on board.
I like a challenge.
Water over the wheelhouse!!!!!! Jeez 'Id need a Poop deck!