Ground within 15km of metro coast

I’ve recently become the proud owner of my first boat - a quintrex renegade 460.  I’m comfortable taking it up to 15km offshore on the right day - which generally puts you in the low 30s in the metro area. My question is whether there is ground that still holds dhus in this sort of depth range.  I spent yesterday morning doing a lot of sounding in 31m about 10km out of mindarie and didn’t find any flares greater than 0.5m.  Is it worth persisting in this sort of territory? I’m running a 1971f and tm66.  Cheers.

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I don't fish for dhuies often

Tue, 2021-04-06 11:41

I don't fish for dhuies often but I definitely have more success on the extremely flat ground than the obvious big lumps in the 30s


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 As Beau says the flat coral

Tue, 2021-04-06 11:48

 As Beau says the flat coral is the best. Caught A good one yesterday on said ground in 39m, vexed meat doing the job again.


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 0.5m lump or broken ground

Tue, 2021-04-06 12:14

 0.5m lump or broken ground of that size is perfect, smaller the better, less chance a muppet that doesn't know how to use a sounder correctly has spotted it.

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Mindarie gets quite alot of

Tue, 2021-04-06 12:25

Mindarie gets quite alot of pressure, I have not travelled more than 10 mins from the boat ramp over the past 12 months, I fish to conditions, times and tides way more these days and have consistently found better results in close than any of the trips I did farther out but also use vastly different techniques. Ive also found the squid are far more consistent in close these days as well, easily getting half a dozen during the day for fresh bait or livies.

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Thanks for the responses

Wed, 2021-04-07 11:14

Thanks for the responses everyone.  I’ll keep looking around in those depths.