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dennishaussler 07-14-2011 09:43 PM

WC update
 
Well,
Its looking like a repeat of couple of years ago. GR Tarr is showing how its done.
Starting off the first day with 3 fish, 1 being a 95# sailfish!
The first day had good counts of fish, aj, wahoo, rooster, and mixed bag. Second day was very slow, but Tarr managed to find 2 fish anyway.
Day 3 was shaping up, with great counts on wahoo, except some of these guys need to learn how to shoot them:) 7 wahoo hit the beach, with probably that many lost. Few aj's to 50lbs, milkfish, skipjack, toro, and a whale shark made the cruise thru the divers.
I saw it coming up from deep, thought it was a GWS, and then realized it was not. Kelsey got a ride on it, steered it toward me, and I got a short ride. It was really cool to see that close.
Tomorrow is last day, and will try to post pics asap, now its off to bed.

SpearMax 07-14-2011 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by dennishaussler (Post 1481153)
Kelsey got a ride on it, steered it toward me, and I got a short ride. It was really cool to see that close.

I hope you guys got that on tape. :thumps:

Get'n Jiggy 07-14-2011 10:50 PM

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Nice!! Good luck on the last day :D

slingshaft 07-15-2011 10:59 AM

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~~~--> Yeah!
:toast:

jdaltonscheurn 07-15-2011 06:32 PM

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It is good to see some sort of update. Keep us posted. And good luck!

dennishaussler 07-16-2011 09:25 AM

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So heres how it finished out:
GR Tarr
Dennis Haussler
Ron Laguana
Christian Baker

1st team
Tarr Head

Great tournament, decent fish, excellent party!!!!!

Will give full report soon, but thanks to all the competitors, Tim and his staff at Palapas ventana, and my wife for taking care of the weigh in data and compilation.\

SpearMax 07-16-2011 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by dennishaussler (Post 1482057)
So heres how it finished out:
GR Tarr
Dennis Haussler
Ron Laguana
Christian Baker

1st team
Tarr Head

Great tournament, decent fish, excellent party!!!!!

Will give full report soon, but thanks to all the competitors, Tim and his staff at Palapas ventana, and my wife for taking care of the weigh in data and compilation.\

Well what did everyone expect? :scratch:

GR is an animal underwater! :notworthy

Contratulations on a great event everyone! :toast:

A pic of GR by Kraken:


.http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x...h/P1050320.jpg

dennishaussler 07-18-2011 04:53 PM

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You know what they say about "what a difference a day makes?" Well, it really did this year.
Monday was pretty good, tuesday was dead, thursday was great, friday was dead.
BUT, in the end talent prevails, and divers get a chance to see what bluewater comp is all about.
Having done this tournament for 6 yrs now, I repeatedly see that pieces is everything. You can go out and plan on shooting 2 or 3 big fish, and win the meet,,,,, but good luck with that.
You need to think about ALL the fish allowed in the meet. AND, make an effort to take as many different species as possible each day.

GR showed again why he consistently finishes in the top.
We finished the game with 9 wahoo on the beach, which compared to last year was bad. We had days last year where we brought in 9 wahoo in 1 day. More jacks last year, but more roosters this year.
The thermocline was all over the place, sometimes at 30 ft, but most often 60-80ft.
Hunting AJ at 95ft was interesting to say the least. I shot a fish on tuesday at 92ft, came up, horsed the crap out of it for some reason and tore it off! I knew better than that, and have no idea what I was thinking. SO, reloaded, went back to the same area, pumped up, dropped to 95, wait, wait, wait,,,,, here comes another! Popped this one and let him run all he wanted. Took me 20 minutes to land a 46lb AJ, but I figured I had all day, and being as it was 46 points, why rush it????
I don;t like to dive any deeper than I have to, but its pretty cool laying at depth, in the dirty water, waiting for those jacks to appear!
All in all, everyone had a good time, and the party was outstanding! Arm wrestling with the pangeros, and between the divers,,, Baker started it not me. The new kid at palapas, Lito was the victor and whooped all takers. 6'5, and arms like rope, no one could touch him!
I'm hanging with the kids another 5 days, but wanted to get some pics out for all to see.
Also, I want to thank Tim and his crew at palapas for an outstanding job:toast:

dennishaussler 07-18-2011 04:56 PM

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having trouble getting pics to upload, will try again later.

slingshaft 07-18-2011 08:56 PM

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:toast: What are the results? List of standings?

Cheers!


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