Lancelin Wednesday Report

Wednesday did not get off to a fantastic start after some wonderful staff member pulled a sickie which caused me to get home at 1.30 in the morning. Anyway seeing as it had been too long before drinks I did not call it off and 5.30 saw Munners calling at my front door to get my lazy arse up. Bit later start then planned but I was still feeling pretty good and when we came over the hill at Lano I started feeling great.

Beach launch went smoothlyand the iced coffee and Bacon sanger from the servo had me wide awake and keen to try out the new outfit. Hoping to see some TUna on the way to our chosed spot I had a 20gm raider rigged and ready on the new Branzino. About half way there we came upon a small school but they were too quick and after a few casts we gave it away.

Got to the spot after a 30 min run and all looked good, little drift, great vis, but not much on the sounder. We looked around and could see afew fish so decided to have  adrop anyway. Not expecting too much I dropped down the 20gm raider, complete with stock treble. HIt the bottom, two flicks and I was on and in trouble. The fish took half the spool before stopping and turning. and on a 10lb rod with the small hook I thought it was only going to be luck if I saw it. The Branzino was awesome, super smooth drag but still had enough power that I could at least put a bit of hurt on. Anyway, 15 minutes later I had my best Sambo at the boat. 34Lb on a 20lb Fluro leader, probably my best ever catch. The better thing was that he had a few friends that made him look small. I chose to stay with the light gear as it was hell fun, but Munro pulled out the elephant gun. 20000 stella, 100lb braid and leader on a Jigmaster. After a few comments relating to the inferior size of his tackle he put on a 300gm knife jig and screwed down the drag. NOw Munners is not a small boy at 110kg can put some serious hurt on with this gear. BUT, he had not reckoned on the sambo from hell hitting him. He was in pain, and due to my previous insinuation about men who let sambo take drag must have small willy, he refused to back it off. End result was his loop knot splitting at the leader. He then did what all true men would, and retied and dropped back down. We proceeded to pull up a heap of AMberjack, YTK and sambos. At one stage he was skull draggin a skippy that would have gone 3-4kg and we could see a massive Sambo trying to eat it the whole way up - insane.

Finally the seriola clan wnet off the chew, but it was 2 hours of the best fishing I have seen iff perth.

We then went hunting for a feed, as I was keen to try a new Bay Rubber jig I picked up from Bluewater. First drop in about 40m and I had a lovely Queen snapper of about 4kg. We went on to pick up a heap of skippy until I tried my luck over a very reefy lump and got onto a fish that I could not control on 20lb and got busted off. The southerly was well in by then so we called it a day.

I made a conscious choice to fish light all day, and ended up outfishing munners which is very rare. 20lb leader and PE 1.5 main was great, and if you are wondering if the new Runbber jigs work, the answer is a definite yes. I can't wait to get another one and work out how to use them better.

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Thu, 2007-12-13 08:29

Sounds like an excellent day. Got to be happy with that. Get any worthwhile pics?


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Great day

Thu, 2007-12-13 08:47

Great report Simon. How deep is the oil rig?


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Thu, 2007-12-13 09:31

Wow! Top action Simon - tons of action there - what a great day!


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definately a productive day

Thu, 2007-12-13 10:10

definately a productive day day and great report

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Thu, 2007-12-13 17:09

is the jigs your on about also like the raba raba or taikabura jigs.

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go sambo go

Thu, 2007-12-13 17:41

a day on the sambo's is a workout for the best of us ,good report and happy fishing


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Thu, 2007-12-13 18:40

like the taikabura jigs im pretty sure mike! was in the latest Wangler that i read it if i remember correctly!  





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Thu, 2007-12-13 18:47

G'day Simon, the oil rig that you are talking about, is it the KEY BISCAYNE that sank off of Ledge Point in 1983?

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Thu, 2007-12-13 18:44

Yeah Mike. Basically the same jig. Just different maker.

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Raba jig

Thu, 2007-12-13 19:29

The biscane is in 40m but we did not end up fishing it as there was nothing on it, found a lump about 1km awat with a heap of bait in it - look for the ceab pots as you head west!!(hint)

I used the 30gm Raba jig. you would need to pick your day to fish that light though. i thought the small hooks would be a problem but they stuck like poo to  a blanket. The key is to fish light, I used a TD cielo rod with a branzino = expensive gear but for lighter stuff with lures i recon the feel  of a better rod does equal more fish

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Thu, 2007-12-13 20:12

report mate. Makes me wanna get up and go fishing. Sounded like hell fun, congrats on your PB Sambo...........Feel the force.........

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Fri, 2007-12-14 16:04

used the jigsover the tyyre ref in warnbro last weekend got snaffled dragged couldnt stop what ever it was eventualy got burrried in the tyres. awsoem jigs love em gone out bout more