Two rocks demersal fishing

 I was wondering how far do you have to go off of two rocks to get to some good dhu/baldie/snap ground?

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After this weather, not far

Thu, 2021-05-06 07:02

After this weather, not far at all.

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Our "go to" area off two rocks is about 35km

Thu, 2021-05-06 10:22

 west of two rocks marina. We set up our drifts so we are fishing the 30 - 45m line (just inside the 50m drop-off) and just keep working our way north zig-zagging along that line. Dhuies, baldies, breaksea and pinks all through that area. As mentioned above snapper will be making their way in closer now as the weather gets worse. I dont think dhuies and baldies come in as close though cause i never hear of them being caught off the beach or groynes i could be wrong though. If you fish the area i mentioned you will catch fish (alot of undersize dhuies  and pinks though). Some days we bag out in a couple of hours with good fish, some days can be out there all day and only get 1 or 2 keepers, just gotta get out there and give it a good bash. If its really quiet in that area we head out another 3-4kms to the 60 - 75m area, look for ground and have picked up larger dhuies, baldies, queen snapper and some good size nannygai but you have to find good reefy/coral ground otherwise your wasting your time. We find best bait is squid, if you catch a sargeant baker or wrasse whack a fillet on a big hook and send it down, hope this helps

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 Dhus and pinks stay inshore

Thu, 2021-05-06 12:41

 Dhus and pinks stay inshore and hop from lump to lump. Baldies anywhere over the back edge. You wouldn't believe how close good dhus are


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study the charts

Thu, 2021-05-06 14:05

i spend time studying the navionics charts, and looking for those depth changes and or indicative rises that could hold fish.

then it simply comes down to time on the water to search/sound around to find ground that will hold fish. 

I think there is similar good ground off mindarie as well. and if you're keen, Mandurah, Jurien, Leeman, etc

My basic thinking being i think that if you're further away from the locally / main populace-accessible fishing grounds that you should see more fish.