Mangrove Island off Onslow

watto069 and I are doing a over night stay this weekend at mangrove island if the cyclone stays away, just want to know if anyone one can give us some tip on what sort of fish are out there and the gear we should use, ie bottom bashing or lures/poppers.


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Hopefully the weather holds

Mon, 2008-03-03 19:28

Hopefully the weather holds off and the winds are light. Might PM big john about the weather before we leave because I think he lives over that way
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Weather

Mon, 2008-03-03 19:50

Weather off Onslow has been pretty good of late. Got out Friday arvo, Saturday and today. Had a couple of good sessions on good sized queenies on stick baits, and got some nice crays on Saturday.

Water in close still pretty stirred up from Cyclone Nicholas and theres a bit of coral spawn still floating around.

Very quiet pelagic wise offshore but there's a truck load of bait around so I'm just waiting for the switch to get flicked.

Floating pontoon (boat ramp) is currently out of the water so you'll get a bit wet launching.

How long are you guys up for?

John

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Thanks johnheading over

Mon, 2008-03-03 20:50

Thanks john

heading over from tom price just for the weekend, Im hoping the weather is kind to us and we get on to some good fish.

We were thinking of hitting some creeks on the way to mangrove island, Do you think its worth it or is the creeks stirred up to much.

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Creeks

Mon, 2008-03-03 20:58

Haven't had a close look at the creeks but that's mainly because my boats a big to get in there unless the tides are just right.

Are you just bringing the one boat over?

John

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Onslow

Mon, 2008-03-03 22:09

Yeh three of us are coming over on the 8th which is this weekend and the boat is a 580 quintrex top ender, if all goes well we should be at the boat ramp at 11 am, if your around say g'day because we have plenty of cold ones.

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Meeting

Mon, 2008-03-03 22:35

Cheers Greeny.

If the weathers good I'll be on the water myself by that time so i'll catch up with you over the radio or maybe when you get back to the ramp on Sunday arvo.

John

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.......

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Cheers for the info John and

Tue, 2008-03-04 00:47

Cheers for the info John and good luck for saturday if your out there. Hope we get onto some good fish
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Yeh staying on the island

Tue, 2008-03-04 21:28

Yeh staying on the island just for a night. Really going over just to have a look. Going to throw some lures and get some live bait before we head over to see what sort of fish are around. If its good we will be planning another trip in the near future
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onslow waters

Thu, 2008-03-06 04:28

 

gday big john

guessing you are in or near onslow if so hows the water looking out there for saturday trip

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Stirred

Thu, 2008-03-06 07:06

Still very stirred up in close Gloky. Don't expect much improvement by Saturday buts its definitely fishable. Looks like there might be a bit of breeze Sat Arvo/Sun Morning.

John

I head a little FURTHER NORTH each year,
Leave the cities behind, out of sight of mind,
.......

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Jigs available NOR at Shorecatch, Bluewater Joondalup/Myaree or online in my web store!