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Re: Hafa adai

Postby whippersnapper » Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:25 pm

Fish been biting, Pete? How's things going?

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Re: Hafa adai

Postby tequiza » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:32 am

Hey Terry, haven't been doing much fishing the last couple months, had to go in and have a few things removed from the bladder so I've been laid up for a little bit, hope to start back sometime next month, thanks for asking, meanwhile there's plenty of fresh tuna steaks at the local markets.

My wife went to the library in Agana yesterday so she dropped me off at the boat basin and I talked with a couple of my fishing buddies for a while, their catching some big jacks and the schools of atulai are running strong, they'll still be around next month so maybe i'll get lucky and catch a few. :D
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Re: Hafa adai

Postby whippersnapper » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:15 pm

Sorry to hear about the bladder problems but hopefully you're winning the battle, Pete.

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Re: Hafa adai

Postby natcherly » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:35 am

Not familiar with atulai, but Google says they're great to eat.

How do you prepare fish over there without your mammoth brick BBQ complex :mrgreen:

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Re: Hafa adai

Postby jim d, » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:38 am

I too hope the bladder problems resolve themselves Pete.

I love catching jacks. As you know, in a previous life I took people offshore fishing, much of which was billfishing. I used to enjoy annoying billfish snobs who fished sailfish tournaments with 20 lb line and time from hookup to release scored points. Typically they could get an average 40 lb sail in under 5 minutes (dead boat). These were fantastic anglers and I always enjoyed their reaction when I asked How long it would take them to boat a 40 lb jack with 20 lb line. After their anger subsided I would usually say something like take that 5 minutes and add a 0 - right? Profanity often followed :D

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Re: Hafa adai

Postby tequiza » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:49 am

Good morning guys, it's good to hear from you. As far as the bladder problems go, I've been battling bladder cancer since 1999, Doc found some small bumps during a checkup over here and wanted to nip them in the bud, so to speak, he also noticed that the ole prostate was growing a bit too so he said I should get that trimmed up while he had the garden hose in there, that's what's taking a long time to heal, it doesn't get in any hurry! it takes a few months to get over that surgery!

David,
The way the locals smoke the fish is on top of a 50 gallon barrel,they use a wood called tangan tangan, it grows wild on the island and takes over like kudzu did in Ga, it's great for cooking though and there's plenty of it!:-)

Jim,
The fish are bluefin trevally, their part of the jack family and very good eating, the locals just call them jacks. There's also one called A GT, or giant trevally , A 40 lb one would probably strip a reel with 20 lb test in a matter of minutes, their very strong fighters! sad to say there's no GT's around here,they get some nice ones off the coast of Australia though.
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Re: Hafa adai

Postby gravknife » Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:35 pm

Pete

Not been here as much lately but took a look in on hafa hadai.

Sorry to hear about the health my freind and wishing you a speedy recovery on that be thinking of you .

Its funny that every time i see your posts I get hungry :) ......first the giant grill avatar now in my mind I can taste those bluegills being roasted on a drum with indigenous wood and it has sent me to the cupboard for a tuna butty (sandwich ) :)
Always good to hear from you teq so take care of yourself .

My best

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Re: Hafa adai

Postby tequiza » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:01 am

Hello Ian, always good to hear from you mate!

Here's a little video of the area that I fish in, the fish being caught is what the locals call jacks, it's a very good eating fish, I don't go out on those rocks though, no,no, the area I fish is down a little bit and much closer to the water.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20mowaGosf0
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