exploring new ground

Headed out on Saturday and the mission was to look for a bit of new ground to fish. Ended up about 10nm north of our usual areas but nothing different came aboard other than 3 just under size tuskies . First real big hookup ended up with a good size shark at around the 10 foot mark and it certainly gave me a good workout.  Soon after Sandy dropped her line down then asked how deep we were, I said only about 15mtrs . "How come my line is still running out then " you probably have a fish I said. I was wrong , another big shark but this time I just grabbed the spool and held on and quickly broke the line . Time to move on .

Ended up with 7 nice grassies , a couple of flags and a small shark to top it off . Will go out there again to explore a bit more and hopefully avoid the nomads .

____________________________________________________________________________

RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together

Image Upload: 

Jackfrost80's picture

Posts: 8011

Date Joined: 07/05/12

 Top feed there Russ!

Tue, 2023-12-12 07:53

 Top feed there Russ!

____________________________________________________________________________

Honourary Pies member for a while

Posts: 865

Date Joined: 30/12/09

nice bag there Russ. few good

Tue, 2023-12-12 17:44

nice bag there Russ. few good feeds there. what are the spanish flags like on hte chew? caught a few but never kept them.

____________________________________________________________________________

 Get busy living, or get busy dying!

Faulkner Family's picture

Posts: 17819

Date Joined: 11/03/08

The flag aren't too bad . Bit

Tue, 2023-12-12 19:02

The flag aren't too bad . Bit softer flesh . Mainly use them as give away fish . You do get the odd bigger one

____________________________________________________________________________

RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together

davewillo's picture

Posts: 2213

Date Joined: 08/09/16

 I've heard they are okay to

Wed, 2023-12-13 16:26

 I've heard they are okay to eat but I've always used tehm for livies for spaniards. They absolutely love them!

____________________________________________________________________________

 PGFC member and lure tragic

sea-kem's picture

Posts: 14822

Date Joined: 30/11/09

 Beat me to it Dave, they are

Wed, 2023-12-13 18:06

 Beat me to it Dave, they are killer live Spaniard bait.

____________________________________________________________________________

Love the West!

Posts: 1978

Date Joined: 16/05/09

 Turn the flag into thai fish

Wed, 2023-12-13 18:01

 Turn the flag into thai fish cakes.... go well.

Faulkner Family's picture

Posts: 17819

Date Joined: 11/03/08

Will have to try the fish

Sat, 2023-12-16 09:02

Will have to try the fish cakes

____________________________________________________________________________

RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together

Brock O's picture

Posts: 3150

Date Joined: 11/01/08

Grassies...are they Spanglies

Wed, 2023-12-20 07:56

Grassies...are they Spanglies Russ, slightly darker looking ? fair to say there like blowfish up there.

Faulkner Family's picture

Posts: 17819

Date Joined: 11/03/08

Grassies,  black snapper and

Wed, 2023-12-20 15:57

Grassies,  black snapper and blue lined emperor are all the same fish . Yeah they are like blowies , they are everywhere but much better to eat. Not a bad tasting fish at all. Would prefer to get a feed of ranken , trout or red but I won't complain.

____________________________________________________________________________

RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together

Brock O's picture

Posts: 3150

Date Joined: 11/01/08

Nice...I guess the hunt for

Wed, 2023-12-20 17:16

Nice...I guess the hunt for new ground continues.

Good luck on the Rankin and anything Red!!