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ThePocket 12-10-2006 06:31 PM

wow

Tailor marc 12-11-2006 07:06 AM

Gday all!

My name is Marc Russo,
Im from Perth Western Australia and stax put link up on our steep point site so i though i would share some of my pics with ya ;)

One pic in particular with amaize you.
I was only 17yrs and i hooked , fought and landed a 100pound sailfish from the cliff.

Its just about impossible to achive this and me bieng 17yrs old was even more special.

Its pretty easy to land sailfish from the back of a boat, just whack it in reverse and reel it in. Try catching the fastest fish in the ocean on 50pound line off a cliff! haha It was fun!

1 big regret is not releasing this great fish, by the time we got the fish to the base of the cliffs it was had it and hooked in the eye.

I allways release fish now and only take enough for a feed and only take what we need.

Here is the pics
http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/928...tmoment8bf.jpg

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/4371/sailfishfq2.jpg

http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/3027/saily0ti.jpg

Tailor marc 12-11-2006 07:08 AM

Some more pics for ya, you can get a idea on how high some parts of the cliffs are,

http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/4393/16bc2.jpg

http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/9347/29as.jpg

Tailor marc 12-11-2006 07:10 AM

Unfortunatly alot of our fish come up like this due to bieng attacked by sharks lol.

This is my uncle Nino with what would of been a monster mackeral.

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/7729/38fq1.jpg

Tailor marc 12-11-2006 07:33 AM

Some of the fish that are caught there are amaising!

This fish was released unharmed, such beautiful colours.

http://i6.tinypic.com/24c84ms.jpg

Tailor marc 12-11-2006 07:41 AM

Last show off pic from now .....

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/5084/yellowtailhz5.jpg

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/3527/kingfishqu7.jpg

afterhours 12-11-2006 07:48 AM

very cool guys! looks like a ton of fun!

Bigcat 12-11-2006 08:02 AM

Wow, great stuff keep it coming.:cheers:

Tailor marc 12-11-2006 08:17 AM

Here are some pics of the beach only a 10 min walk from steep point

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/7048/beach1ch8.jpg

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/8026/beach2vv4.jpg

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/3017/beach3kc8.jpg

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/3843/beach4qw8.jpg

This Tailor was caught close to Steep point
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/5...closebyfh0.jpg

bttfish 12-11-2006 08:21 AM

Welcome Tailor Marc! :wave:
Very cool stuff.. Keep them coming.. :beat:
Now! that looks more like height that I like to fish from... hehehe

Tailor marc 12-11-2006 08:26 AM

This is a pic overlooking "The ovens" this is where Stax was explaining where its 80ft deep strait off the edge of the cliff .

They call it "The oven" because not much of a breeze gets in there and iv heard it can get upto 50-60 degries c !
(not sure what that is in farenhieght)
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/7218/1100sp4.jpg

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/99/15xm8.jpg

RIROCKHOUND 12-11-2006 08:31 AM

Jeez...
Friggin Bluefish even get to Australia!!!

Tailor marc 12-11-2006 08:34 AM

Thanx bttfish :)

I got loads more great pics, gettin late over here in Aust at the moment, have to post more tomorrow..

Oh what the hell, here are a couple of my mate Kristian haha!
It was his first trip to Steep point now he is hooked bad!
He cant wait to go there again.

http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/1...ristianoi9.jpg

http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/8...nfishinzf7.jpg

http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/5934/2yf5.jpg

Tailor marc 12-11-2006 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RIROCKHOUND (Post 440457)
Jeez...
Friggin Bluefish even get to Australia!!!

Haha yep they sure do!

Do your bluefish have a reputation of biting a careless fishermans fingers and making them bleed?
Nice set of teeth "tailor" have

JohnR 12-11-2006 09:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tailor marc (Post 440462)
Haha yep they sure do!

Do your bluefish have a reputation of biting a careless fishermans fingers and making them bleed?
Nice set of teeth "tailor" have

Yes - even when you cut their heads off those eyes still watch your movements... Sometimes when wading a good bit from shore out on the flats with water beyond your waist, even holding the fish all the way out of the water it'll try to leap and take a chunk out of you... Razor lipped %%^$&# fish...

Hey question for you - how do you release a fish from 100 feet / 33M in the air??

Thanks & great pics!

Tailor marc 12-11-2006 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JohnR (Post 440468)
Yes - even when you cut their heads off those eyes still watch your movements... Sometimes when wading a good bit from shore out on the flats with water beyond your waist, even holding the fish all the way out of the water it'll try to leap and take a chunk out of you... Razor lipped %%^$&# fish...

Hey question for you - how do you release a fish from 100 feet / 33M in the air??

Thanks & great pics!

No probs ;)
Well most of the smaller fish we through back do acually swim off fine but when i said release fish after we caught enough i ment fishing in general like down here in perth off our beaches etc:)

Its really good watching alot of people releasing fish in australia now. Everyone now realises that we cant take everything we catch. We have to fish for the future and take only what we need :)

Jenn 12-11-2006 07:17 PM

That is crazy! Beautiful pictures, awesome scenery, great fish. what more can I say?



(in the voice of Eric Cartman begging him mom for something) ...

"John R can we go to the land down under for the class field trip this year??"

:happy:

Tailor marc 12-11-2006 07:24 PM

Here is a pic of me fishn off the really high part behind the steep point sign.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h4...ifffishing.jpg

Tailor marc 12-11-2006 07:25 PM

This is a "Nor west snapper" Or oftenly called spangled emperor

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h4...estsnapper.jpg

JohnR 12-11-2006 08:10 PM

I'll tell you - impressive stuff and a lot different than what we have here in the Northeast USA. Though we do have bluefish / tailors, ours can get to 7-9 kilos and occasionally bigger though I've hear your's can push 12-13 kilos.

Our sharks and tuna come from boat though one adventurous souls is going to land a Giant from the Canal some day :hihi:

Most of us surf fishing for bigger fish - targetting 20-50# (10-25 kilo) Stripers, do so at night as these fish are much more nocturnal when along the shore. From boat it's around the clock...

Other than the standup gear on 10 rods :eek: and Alveys, we use a lot of similar equipment from Abu conventionals (multipliers) to VS spinners and such... Cool stuff. Oh, and little pressure

Damn, whaddya think folks? Road Trip? :humpty: :wave: :buds:

Young Salt 12-11-2006 09:19 PM

S-B field trip!!! :boots:

gone fishin 12-12-2006 12:02 AM

Stax - keep the photos coming. Really enjoy them.:wavey:

Tailor marc 12-12-2006 01:07 AM

This is a pic of how big the swell can get.

Thats a pic of my dad and a wave acually coming higher than the cliff!!!!

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h4...r/bigswell.jpg

Stax 12-12-2006 02:18 AM

Here is a picture of a wave that has just smashed into a 36 feet high cliff, (you cant quite see this cliff, but its about 60 yards away from where the photo is taken)the top of this wave is at least 70 feet high.
I'm sure Tailor Marc can work out where its taken from and then confirm just how big it is. I do have some video of the 25-30 foot swell. Its 10Mb so a little awkward in its size. Even this does not do the wave justice. If anybody wants a copy let me know, I'll email it to them.
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/6585/wavekm2.jpg

Stax

Tailor marc 12-12-2006 02:25 AM

Yep, i know the spot Stax!

Geee that is a high section of cliff! I think i have some pics of how high that section is.

Goes to show how big the swell can get and how dangerous it is

Tailor marc 12-12-2006 07:59 AM

Some pics of the ovens....

http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/8379/ovens1xi2.jpg

http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/1360/ovens2rq7.jpg

Looking strait down off the edge
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/4818/ovens3qh0.jpg

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/7555/ovens4db8.jpg

Tailor marc 12-12-2006 08:05 AM

Here is just some of what ya see swim past during the day

http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/2...1ofthemzi0.jpg

If you are lucky , you can catch them like me ;)

http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/1...ilking2ab9.jpg

fish4striper 12-12-2006 08:09 AM

wow, gorgeous...awesome fishin.....John ,When we leavin?

Tailor marc 12-12-2006 08:14 AM

My last trip up there we took a old Italian fisherman friend up there. His name is Bruno, he did very well and caught this really nice snapper.

http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/6696/brunoni0.jpg

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/469/bruno2na6.jpg

and big Mulloway
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/5553/bruno3mt9.jpg

Tailor marc 12-12-2006 08:32 AM

This is my uncle Joe
Some pics from hookup to gaffing
(unfortunatly this one got away)

Hooked up!
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/5554/action1xc2.jpg

Fighting it
http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/6064/action2am1.jpg

Still fighting it, gaffer takes position with gaff looking down and ready
http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/3641/action3xc4.jpg

Nearly ready to gaff, fish is pointed out in this pic
http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/2466/action4ud5.jpg

Drops gaff down, hooks on gaff swing open to latch onto the fish
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/9097/action5et3.jpg

Zoomed in pic of the gaffing
http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/1200/action6ul0.jpg


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