1st Time fishing the sounds for snapper

Just moved here last March & have had some luck fishing the outer 5 fathom & 2 sisters for King George, Foxfish & Black Arse.  With snapper season opening this week , can anyone provide advice on where to target & time of day or night to fish for Snapper?  Keep hearing about the tyre reef in Warnbro but have no clue where it is.  Usuallly fish out of the Bent Hook ramp.  Is this wind going to calm down any time soon.  Monday it was on us at 930 AM.  Any tips on bait appreciated,  Currently using squid & herring.  Cheers, Ben

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Check my prev posting "Sound

Tue, 2009-01-27 19:02

Check my prev posting "Sound Pinks" as a starter Ben. I'm in same boat as u, keen to bag me a Pinkie from the sounds. Oh and tyre wreck in Warnbro is marked on all nav charts. 32 20 763 : 115 43 632 - or thereabouts from my chart. Looks for the boats on it, and it's not much to look at on the sounder. Really open to all onshore winds, best wait for some calmer weather unless you have a fair size boat.

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Wed, 2009-01-28 19:39

Thanks & hope to see you out there. 

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People will hit the gravel

Tue, 2009-01-27 19:33

People will hit the gravel patches and the D9 wreck ( bucket dredge. ) and, I would try a few areas like around the mussel farms and large jetties, you never know, if not anchor up and start feeding that burley trail out, (mulie blocks),

Best bait to use are Crab, Fish flesh, Garfish, Mussel, Octopus, Pilchard and whole live Yellow Tail, from what I read thats the way to do it, never caught big ones before, but have caught a hand full of small ones around the Sound.

TT ( karl )

This is a perfect example of a Sound Pinkie caught by honsu, think this one was 71cm. Am I correct guys

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Looks like that Snap is into

Tue, 2009-01-27 19:56

Looks like that Snap is into the 80cms + to me or Honsus a small chap that make the fish look bigger in the pics Cool

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Wed, 2009-01-28 08:57

I prefer the windy onshore seabreezes so these winds are good. The pinks are more active and tend to hold up & feed more in these conditions. The deeper water in the Sound is where more schools will be of whats left over. Garden Island Sulfur bay & Harding rock being worth while and other slightly shallower spots also. Scaly mackerel/slimmy mackerel and yellowtail for bait and try a few different spots as burley wont bring them in if there not there! Late arvo and into the darkness with the pinks feeding up to the high tide being the better times over the low tide in the morning. I dont fish Warnbro for pinks so no info!

All the best!



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Wed, 2009-01-28 19:38

Thanks for the advice!

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Gravel Patch??

Tue, 2009-02-03 18:30

Does anyone have coordinates for the gravel patch?