Tasty little BB

Tasty little BB

 Tasty lil bluebone on the light stuff yesterday, surprised when it took squid for bait.

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Nice! Geez I wish I could

Sun, 2020-06-28 08:51

Nice! Geez I wish I could hold my overhead setup that way  

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 How's that dorsal fan,

Sun, 2020-06-28 09:53

 How's that dorsal fan, brilliant!

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Tasty little critter.....The

Sun, 2020-06-28 09:56

Tasty little critter.....The old Ball sinker still producing!

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Not a blue

Thu, 2020-07-02 17:38

 That's actually a blackspot tusky if I remember correctly?

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Correct

Thu, 2020-07-02 19:28

 You are correct with blackspot, but common name is bluebone. :)

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 Nice looking fish.  Bet it

Thu, 2020-07-02 19:40

 Nice looking fish.  Bet it tasted great too. Well done on the light gear

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They are all Bluebone

Thu, 2020-07-02 20:24

 The Baldchin of the temperate waters and the Blackspot Tusk which take over further north are all bluebone, all closely related. Genus Choerodon. They mingle /crossover around Dirk Hartog, IIRC, all get called bluebone.

I'm never surprised when a tusk of any kind take squid, my favorite bait for them. 

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My next door neighbour

Thu, 2020-07-02 21:20

From up your way . He thinks cooked prawns are the ultimate bait for them . He’s got fair few photos to prove it . F@&k that I would eat prawns.

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They love raw prawns

Fri, 2020-07-03 19:03

 Whole king prawns seem irrestible to them. Bit expensive for bait, but I've stolen the odd one from the Xmas prawn buy and I'll swap a king prawn for a baldy any day.   Away from the subject of baldies, my son caught a monster squid up at Winderabandi this year. Must have weighed over a kilo, which is big for a tropical squid. We converted that one squid into 6 rubies and two flame snapper, so, fair swap. The head was  too big for a 14/0 circle whole, had to cut it in half.

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 Nice fish there mate

Tue, 2020-07-07 08:39

 Nice fish there mate