Fishing Today 15/10/2006

Started out to be a prick of a day to be in a small boat, after gettin fairly drenched for a good half hour while tryin to find some ground we headed back a bit closer in and found a nice lump behind out from hillaries, behind little island a few clicks.

Anchored up, burley burley burley and co-fisher caught a massive snook around 90cm on a softie. Left a few floaters out while jarrad persisted with his softie on his little light bcaster and he managed a few scorpian cod and gurnad but we didnt see much action for about an hour when one of my floaters went off. Landed a nice bonito, shortly after mate got a big KG around 53cm followed by my rod going off with a nice dhuhie, after that we also landed a nice pinky i got another KG around the same size on my light tackle too. That was all in out an hour and it quietend down a bit so i grabbed the baitcaster with the softie and dropped down and hook what i think was a sambo, was playin it for about 5 minutes before it broke off the 20lb leader. Was a first for me to hook one inshore on a softie and was great fun while it lasted.

overall turned out to be a pretty good day weather and fishing wise and we were home by 10.30am!


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Nothin' like a good mixed

Sun, 2006-10-15 12:37

Nothin' like a good mixed bag, well done Shizza good to hear you had a good time!

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good time

Sun, 2006-10-15 14:45

sounds like you fellas had a good time apart from the morning but a good bag their.

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was in mid to high 40s from

Sun, 2006-10-15 16:21

was in mid to high 40s from memory around 46 i think? not big but good eatin size.

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Nice haul Shizz

Sun, 2006-10-15 17:35

We found it pretty togh going this morning. We hit quite a few different lumps and flat coral with nothing really firing except for one lump I had as number 86 (Haven't fished it an a while) renamed it Fwreck in Adam's honour when we pulled a few fish off it.

We stayed out to about 3-00pm but the seabreeze was howling by then.

Good to see you got a nice mixed bag.

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Nice work Josh. I wondered

Mon, 2006-10-16 06:05

Nice work Josh. I wondered if you managed to hook something.

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3pm far out, woulda been

Mon, 2006-10-16 07:49

3pm far out, woulda been pretty rough by then! Yeh it was good to take the boat out for a spin and to be back with a good feed by 1030 made it all that bit better.

I thought'd id get more than one bonny if they were around which was strange but only manged the one. Saw some birds working first thing in the morning, looked to me like a school of mulies was gettin chewed up by something which i guess what them, i guess a stray one just plodded over to my boat.

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Mon, 2006-10-16 09:59

Nice feed there Shizza, looks like you had a good morning out. Those KG's look mighty tasty!

How did the pike go, last time we kept one it was mega mushy and very very dark flesh. Got a bonnie and pike last time we were down on the 3 mile, could be a few about now that the waters heating up a little.

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clipped the pikes gills with

Mon, 2006-10-16 18:12

clipped the pikes gills with scizzors after knocking it out, kept the meat better but i didnt catch that one so i couldnt tell ya, meat looked as good as the whitings almost once fillet and skinned tho!

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Yeh the easterly chops up

Mon, 2006-10-16 19:47

Yeh the easterly chops up the water and promotes nose diving.....fun NOT. Nice feed anyway Shizza, I was out too and whilst the morning was fine the arvo was yuck alright. Got some nice fish, kept some big KG's for dinner and caught & released an old man snapper with a big honky head & nose, weighed 9kg's plus!

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good to see the big fish go

Mon, 2006-10-16 19:53

good to see the big fish go back like that, Tis a pitty they dont taste like big sambos too or alot more people would put em back too :p

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Cheers mate, I've kept a few

Mon, 2006-10-16 19:58

Cheers mate, I've kept a few offshore snaps which tasted nice but I looked at this old fish and couldn't kill it at all, took ages to release but felt all warm & fuzzy when he was returned to his lump which he has called home for a long time!

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Good onya

Mon, 2006-10-16 20:23

Well done mate letting the old boy go ,sick of taking my kids fishing and seeing certain people raping the system by taking everything they catch no matter whether there under sized or big breeders they dont give a shit.The taste of that release must have been far better than those big juicy fillets would have been.

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releasing

Mon, 2006-10-16 20:41

yea releasing over size fish such as dhuies or pinkys gives you a great feeling i remember when we were bagged on dhuies and kept catching them [it was a school] but when i released a estimated 8 kilo dhuie it felt great dont know why realy its just a fish but for some reason it makes you feel good.

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Yeah I agree guys, catch and

Mon, 2006-10-16 21:21

Yeah I agree guys, catch and release (particularly big fish) is such a good feeling. Couldn't stop smiling when I released my 110cm barra, gave me a warm fuzzy feeling inside. Gonna catch him again when he's 125cm/50lb :P

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jeeeebus

Mon, 2006-10-16 23:28

Ryan, are you in a purple patch or what mate..... you've got those big ol' pinkies on a string at the mo mate..... Same place-n-technique as you've been using recently?

Edit: oooops sorry Shizz, forgot to mention, nice feed mate, you mention scissoring the gills on the pikey, may i ask, why?
I've kept em before myself, mainly for the smoker, not bad done that way, if big enough so as to be able to fillet bones out...

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Thanks guys, yeh I always

Tue, 2006-10-17 19:39

Thanks guys, yeh I always feel good inside when releasing fish and love just being out there. I still keep fish and there's certainly a time and place for everthing! Deefa, same techniques, different spot, moving around heaps of late!

Shizza I'm assuming you clipped the pike's gills to help the eating qualities perhaps?

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