Monkey Mia Pink Snapper

Monkey Mia Pink Snapper

April 2013, I think this one was 72 cm and was released. Caught on pe3 braid, ugly stik and shimano stradic fj 5000.

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Pink pearl McCarthy paddle

Tue, 2013-06-04 18:56

Pink pearl McCarthy paddle tail I think???

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nice fish!

Tue, 2013-06-04 19:05

he looks a bit mad (fish that is)

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Probably not as mad as the

Tue, 2013-06-04 19:07

Probably not as mad as the ones that didn't get released. Now those ones are just feeling really cold!

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no land in sight

Tue, 2013-06-04 19:11

is that pic taken facing north or were you in the deep blue?I have not fished there only steep.

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Facing north (the camera).

Tue, 2013-06-04 19:14

Facing north (the camera). Behind the missus, (the photographer), Monkey Mia is about 2 - 3 mile away and we're in about 7 - 9 metres of water.

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Nice fish Randall, Fished

Tue, 2013-06-04 19:18

Nice fish Randall, Fished Monkey Mia at easter and had a ball, caught a few snapper

but all undersize, did you get the snapper in close or out wider?

 

 

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We caught 180+ fish and kept

Tue, 2013-06-04 19:26

We caught 180+ fish and kept 40 odd (over three weeks). All within 8nm of Monkey Mia. Most of the snapper where within 3 mile, but we were there right before, and as the season closed, so the big ones had started to come together to spawn. I think we caught 72 pinkies and kept 6.

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Dam thats a nice fish, and a

Tue, 2013-06-04 19:30

Dam thats a nice fish, and a solid trip !! Jelous

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 Nice Pinky Randall.

Tue, 2013-06-04 19:30

 Nice Pinky Randall.

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Mate sounds like you had a

Tue, 2013-06-04 19:38

Mate sounds like you had a great trip, We fished pretty much within 5 miles of Monkey Mia, we had

one spot that was really consistent for Black snapper, Bluebone, rankin and estuary cod. I found

that Monkey Mia fished better then the Denham side, still struggling to find good ground in close to Denham.

 

Kids and missus had a ball so we have re-booked holidays for September, hopeing the winds won't be too strong.

 

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I have never really fished

Tue, 2013-06-04 19:45

I have never really fished the Denham side with any success. I am told September / October is more about mulloway over on the monkey mia side, but I have not been there at that time of the year.

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Nice fish mate

Tue, 2013-06-04 19:53

Quality Red , great to see you released it , but mmmm I reckon he would have tasted great too !!!

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Max size there is 700mm. and

Tue, 2013-06-04 19:58

Max size there is 700mm. and the fisheries guys are (thankfully) doing a good job, so he was always going back if he was too big. We have noticed a really good improvement in the average size of the pinks over the last 6 - 7 years. it is being really well managed. we got checked three days running.

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Nice fish mate

Tue, 2013-06-04 19:54

Quality Red , great to see you released it , but mmmm I reckon he would have tasted great too !!!

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That would have tasted great

Tue, 2013-06-04 20:00

That would have tasted great but they have put a size limit on Shark Bay snapper to protect breeding stock.

Limit is no smaller then 50cm and no bigger then 70cm. Fisheries are always out and about up there, they reckon if

you put fish on ice they shrink a litlle, dont know about 2cm though.

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Yeah I got a blue bone there

Tue, 2013-06-04 20:03

Yeah I got a blue bone there one year that was about 40.5 cm. put it in ice slurry. got checked at the beach and the fisheries guy double and triple checked... and then gave me the benefit of the doubt. had definitely shrunk!

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Hopefully this will be me in

Tue, 2013-06-04 20:03

Hopefully this will be me in a week and a half Randall! Can't wait and thanks again for all your help :)

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Hey Randall, gotta agree

Tue, 2013-06-04 20:03

Hey Randall, gotta agree about the fisheries doing a good job, mate of mine at work was telling

me that they use to go up to Nanga and take 100's of snapper, he reckoned that at the time the

limit was only 41cm. Times have changed for the better I reckon.

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Definitely. six years ago we

Tue, 2013-06-04 20:07

Definitely. six years ago we were catching snapper by the dozens that were only 6 inches long. now we are throwing back fish between 45 and 50 cm. it is definitely on the improve! and now you are able to keep 2 per day, up from 1 per day that it has been.

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 Hey do you mind sharing some

Mon, 2016-10-03 17:29

 Hey do you mind sharing some of these spots? I might be going to shark bay staying monkey Mia. Some general areas to and not to fish would be really appreciated cheers.

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 Hey do you mind sharing some

Mon, 2016-10-03 18:55

 Hey do you mind sharing some of these spots? I might be going to shark bay staying monkey Mia. Some general areas to and not to fish would be really appreciated cheers.