Video Footage

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I found some time to do some quick video editing yesterday so you can see some of the fabulous footage we are getting on board Reel Chase this year. It’s a very crude edit with no sound. But you can see Danny’s 650lb-er from all angles – the camera in the cockpit, Dave’s camera on the flybridge and TowCam’s pole camera both above and below water. All that is missing is the bite on TowCam but the fish doesn’t always take the right bait;-) But we have other fish footage that includes the bite. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to get to that soon.View the video of Danny’s 650lb black marlin here. Back on the reporting front: We are back out today for a day trip and then back out extended again on Thursday. Yesterday reports were slim pickings. Iona II had some excitement in the morning raising a pack of sails while bait fishing behind Opal Reef and also reported (finally) big schools of tuna showing up – a mix of yellowfin and mackerel tuna – to go with the schools of striped tuna that have been regularly appearing especially over the last week. Putting in the time on his spot at the bottom of the bank, Adam and team raised and successfully released this conservatively estimated 750lb-er (left). And, in the middle Ribbon’s, angler Dan put in the time after four bites earlier on to have the late bite stick releasing this 650lb-er on Ningaloo with Capt. Laurie (right).Capt. Tom on Ultimate Lady reported a few fish seen and few bites from others on Opal Ridge.In weekend Tournament News: Congratulations to TGFC’s Talina, Todd and Anthony on board ELE who took out the Lucinda Game Fish Tournament. Although 13 boats fished the tournament, only 3 billfish were tagged and it came down to the wire. Back in Cairns, results for the BlueWater Tournament are sketchy (feel free to fill me in if you know) but Michelle from Wild Turkey did tell me that Denise fishing on board took out Champion Female with two marlin tagged.