Cameron Kirkconnell

Discussion in 'Spearfishing' started by Tony420, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Tony420

    Tony420 Senior Member

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    Thanks to crossbones for sending me his name. I looked him up and Cameron has some amazing accomplishments spearfishing.

    Cameron Kirkconnell

    Love his comment on dogtooth, which is also his favorite target for spearfishing.

    Dogtooth Tuna: They aren't the hardest fish to shoot but they are by far the hardest to land. Everyone that hunts them has seen big ones but very few have landed really exceptional fish myself included. They are the most frustratingly stupid smart fish there is. They are always with sharks. They are always in current, a drop off or nasty looking reef. They combine the power and characteristics of a Bluewater fish with the sneakiness and desire to get in the bottom of the angriest of bottom fish. They think they are sharks, then they think they are Tuna, then they decide they are Groupers and the whole combination makes for a difficult fish to plan for and land.

    Classic comments showing why they're also one of the favorite targets among jiggers around the world.

    This the link to his WR doggie: Dogtooth Tuna Spearfishing World Record - YouTube
     
  2. JIGMEISTER

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    Sounds like a sick fish according to his description. I've never caught one but definitely plan to try one day!

    Imagine hooking one like his WR fish on a jig? Insane!!!

    How do you like em Tony? That one in your avatar is pretty nice!!
     

  3. Tony420

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    Hi Glenn,

    While they don't have the stamina of a tuna, they sure pull like hell. The run is very different from a yellowfin or bluefin as they will shake their head trying to get loose.

    The problem is that they don't release very well. They will fight til they die.

    Tony
     
  4. madday

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    since i never jig for BFT,
    i still believe that dogtooth is the most challenging fish for jigging....

    btw, i believe it was caught in batu abah,
    nusa penida island.... in bali islands.... its a best GT point in bali.... :)

    tony,
    if there's a chance, you should go to that point for GT fishing....
    in right time, its a hot GT point, but the current and waves are extremely heavy...
    (please watch hots dvd when kei hiramatsu and chris wei went there)

    unfortunately,
    some freedive spearfisher also lost their life at that point.... :(
     
  5. Tony420

    Tony420 Senior Member

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    since i never jig for BFT,
    i still believe that dogtooth is the most challenging fish for jigging....

    btw, i believe it was caught in batu abah,
    nusa penida island.... in bali islands.... its a best GT point in bali.... :)

    tony,
    if there's a chance, you should go to that point for GT fishing....
    in right time, its a hot GT point, but the current and waves are extremely heavy...
    (please watch hots dvd when kei hiramatsu and chris wei went there)

    unfortunately,
    some freedive spearfisher also lost their life at that point.... :(

    Hi Madday,

    Dogtooth doesn't travel in school, so they're definitely harder to hookup.

    I have heard about this place. Sent you a PM.

    Tony
     
  6. HungryJack

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    Hi Madday,

    Dogtooth doesn't travel in school, so they're definitely harder to hookup

    Maybe somebody should tell the Dogtooth

    SCHOOL TIME

    Enjoy the Porn :)
     
  7. Tony420

    Tony420 Senior Member

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    That's so cool. Tks for the video!
     
  8. madday

    madday Fishing Guru

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    Hi Madday,

    Dogtooth doesn't travel in school, so they're definitely harder to hookup.

    I have heard about this place. Sent you a PM.

    Tony

    not really Tony.....
    small ones do travel in school..... monster one doesn't..... :D
    if you catch a small one in one spot, there's a big possibility to catch others....
     
  9. Tony420

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    not really Tony.....
    small ones do travel in school..... monster one doesn't..... :D
    if you catch a small one in one spot, there's a big possibility to catch others....

    Sorry, I do mean the bigger grade ones. That's what we're going after :D
     
  10. HungryJack

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    not really Tony.....
    small ones do travel in school..... monster one doesn't..... :D

    You are incorrect as well.
    Large DT travel in schools as well,
    there are many reports from spearfishermen seeing multiple
    100kg/200lb fish at one time,
    large fish school as well.

    In the video I posted
    you can see all size fish,
    including ones that are larger than 100kg all mixed together.

    DT are in the Mackeral family,
    which are a schooling fish.
     
  11. madday

    madday Fishing Guru

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    You are incorrect as well.
    Large DT travel in schools as well,
    there are many reports from spearfishermen seeing multiple
    100kg/200lb fish at one time,
    large fish school as well.

    In the video I posted
    you can see all size fish,
    including ones that are larger than 100kg all mixed together.

    DT are in the Mackeral family,
    which are a schooling fish.

    because i never had a multiple hook up for monster.... :D :D :D
     
  12. Tony420

    Tony420 Senior Member

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    because i never had a multiple hook up for monster.... :D :D :D

    Me either.

    Question.... how many fishes together will be considered a school?
     
  13. themarkg

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    You are incorrect as well.
    Large DT travel in schools as well,
    there are many reports from spearfishermen seeing multiple
    100kg/200lb fish at one time,
    large fish school as well.

    In the video I posted
    you can see all size fish,
    including ones that are larger than 100kg all mixed together.

    DT are in the Mackeral family,
    which are a schooling fish.

    Definitely do go in schools. Saw them several times in schools
    of 4-8 diving Rangiroa, Tahiti.
     
  14. blaasoppie

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    Think i may still hold the world record for the smallest Dogtooth Tuna caught.

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