50mile offshore... then hit by a squall! +Reds

Hi everyone myself and FW members iron pirate and timmy12 went out a few days ago. the day started off with some nice conditions for the ride out then next minute everything went black. within about 15 minutes we had sideways rain belting with and easy 35knot+ wind and about a 25m vis. the ocean was so airated both my sounders cut out.

I attached a small video here in the vid it looks like the boats cruising along but its just nosed into with the motor just in gear

After about an hour or so it pass just leaving a swell and the fish were on the chew so cant complain we bagged out on reds,saddles,crimson,trout,rankins,tuna and macks

persintance pays off some times Cheers, Pricey



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Buggar That

Thu, 2013-01-03 16:21

50 mile out and that sneaks up on you ...no thanks...luckily it passed over and you didn't have to limp all the way back in...seems to have brought the fishys on the chew though , well done


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That's full on!! I wouldn't

Thu, 2013-01-03 16:38

That's full on!! I wouldn't wanne have that!!

At least you got a nice bag out of it!!

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Good stuff. Ive had the same

Thu, 2013-01-03 16:50

Good stuff. Ive had the same happen to me once but I was in a tiller steer tinny. Not much fun knowing that you have no option but to nose into it and wait it out with the bilge pump running. Fish did come on after though.


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 I would of hated that in on

Thu, 2013-01-03 17:03

 I would of hated that in on a tiller steer tinny dodgy atleast we had a 26 footer 

Chris raff: that's the pilbara for ya this time of the year but atleast they come they go. Some of the best fishing of had is right before a cyclone if u get a glass off  but timing is everything


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 Interesting to see that even

Thu, 2013-01-03 17:44

 Interesting to see that even considering the danger that no one was smart enough to put a jacket on!

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its ok

Thu, 2013-01-03 19:18

Its ok, he had done a take 5 and put his safety glasses on.


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 Mad Kev IMO we were safe it

Thu, 2013-01-03 19:37

 Mad Kev IMO we were safe it was just a pain in the ass. Big boat and wind chop. We don't the big swell u southern guys have. Go fish a bill fish comp it get way worse then that yet people still fish it and come home safe. 


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gotta be stoked with the

Thu, 2013-01-03 19:08

gotta be stoked with the results in the end. not a great feeling whenyou get hammered by the weather like that


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By the looks of the water

Thu, 2013-01-03 19:09

 I would say the danger has passed ??. Yes ??

Nice fish there guys.


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Thu, 2013-01-03 19:15

Was watching it from Point Samson thinking you were going to get flogged, looked like a beautiful morning but when the palm trees started bending in half, well.. ;)


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 I've seen storm cells like

Thu, 2013-01-03 19:28

 I've seen storm cells like that pass through Seabird before. Seas up to 3m waves then gone and nigh on glass off.


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Your not alone on getting

Thu, 2013-01-03 19:34

Your not alone on getting caught out by wet season storms. They build up quick and flog the hell out of you. 

At least you wernt being lashed by a full on thunder storm. Add a heap of lightening and it turns from full on to down right scary and I'm speaking from experiance. Only advantage of a thunder storm is they are normal small and dont last long.


Great to see you had the rewards!!


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yep been in something similar

Fri, 2013-01-04 08:45

yep been in something similar west of Karratha, rained that hard you couldnt hear each other even when yelling. Blew its guts out for about 30 minutes, but the rain was so hard it was calming the ocean.... then it passed and it was like a mill pond except some swell.

Scary thing was, you could see the squall coming across the ocean...with the wind chop...

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 My pressure valve would have

Fri, 2013-01-04 09:23

 My pressure valve would have let go I reckon. Turned out to be a great one for you guys, well done.


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the photos or video never do

Fri, 2013-01-04 18:37

the photos or video never do the rough weather justice.....