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Aussies Abroad ’14 – Part 3


hatchettAnother Aussies Abroad report from yet another Cairns season regular Dean “Pup” Ford, who has been on the deck of Hot Shot and Kekoa and most recently Calypso and is currently in the US, Bahamas and DR working with another Kekoa alumn Jarad “Dingo” Boshammer and Capt. Danny Ford on the Swann family’s Tenacious for the summer season.

Dean reports that they recently fished the custom shoot out in the Bahamas catching 2 blues for Stephanie Swan to 400lbs which saw her taking out Champion Lady angler and placing 5th overall. They also lost an estimated a 800+ lb blue marlin with 30 seconds to go on the last day, again for Steph, that would of won them the whole title, but unfortunately it jumped a big circle and went back though the main line breaking them off. (In four days of fishing including a prefish day they went 4 for 5 on blue marlin and 1 for 3 on whites.)

The boat is now down in Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic. They have fished 4 days so far catching 4 white marlin.

Above is a pic of the hatchet marlin they caught on a fun day for Kasey’s sister Kori in the Bahamas whilst still setting the spread at the start of the day before the riggers were even down!

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