Abrolhos-perfect weather

 NOT!

Planned a quick spin over for 4 or 5 days with my 2 lads and to catch up with Paul G as well.

Paul rolled up the day before, being a little smarter than me but not quick enough to avoid interaction with the local mermaids (c++ts with scales) but still got away for a good run across.

Unfortunately with my boat parked at the far side of town and the missus had the Landcruiser in Perth til fri nite it was a rushed organising, consequently leaving behind the bacon, deck wash hose and a few other things.
Left too late and got flogged on the way over, on arrival I realised one mount of the bimini broken-fuck...

Picked up a couple of nice pinkies though

We were expecting a couple of nice days, and of course we were disappointed but not suprised, they are 10 to 1 for us!
Sunday we took off for a troll as it was about 25 knots but didnt get much except a mackeral tuna. Saved a chunk to eat and the rest for bait which went well

As the breeze started dropping away we did a bit of bottom fishing, barely a shark to be seen which was a very welcome change.

Picked up a few pinks and baldies.

Pulled into the Bity Hole to cook up some lunch and fillet and the boys had the bright idea of taking a rod and lure plus a pinkie frame to try and rustle up a trout.
They disappeared over the coral to the entrance spit and after a while I wandered over to see them.

The sight that greeted me was yelling and Cam and Mac running backwards out of kneedeep water as a shark came flying out of the deep and snatched the frame.

Both breathless and in hysterics at a close escape, arms spread, "it was twice as big as this"!!

They had walked 5 meters out and hooked a few small trout but the shark just bored up out of the deep.

 

 Headed back and parked up for the night expecting a decent monday-dawned 20 knots nor east, the worst f-king direction. Forecast was more of the same tuesday and maybe wed.

Paul decided to head off in the morning and got flogged back to Gero.

Theres a young seal thats hangs in the area we go and over the years has actually proved to be a bit of a character.

He has pretty much the complete personality of a Staffy and happily will play with the kids and a piece of rope for hours.
They lower it in the water, he grabs it and gently pulls on it, chases it if they throw it out and brings it back in but never acts rough at all even if you walk past him on the coral.

There is another bigger older one that is a bit agro

We went trolling for nix, then as the breeze dropped a bit got our bag in about an hour, 4 pinks and 2 dhuies plus let maybe 8 pinks go that were borderline for a 30cm fillet.

Last pair of fish were chased up by a shark but he wasnt quick enough

Back to anchorage and I was waiting for the weather report as with a broken bimini I didnt feel like a NE flogging (likely for the next few days)

Decided at 4pm "f++k it, lets move" and we packed up and hit the road at 4.30

Unusual for me as I normally stay too long but didnt feel like another flogging and we had plenty of fish.

By the time we got close to Gero the sun was on the horizon and Id rather ambitously aimed for the shortcut of Eves Passage

I could see white water ahead, the sun under the horizon, the missus waiting at the ramp-hammer down and go, phot doesnt look like much

Home again...

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Happy kids!

Tue, 2017-07-18 07:05

 Great day out with the kids!

Thanks for sharing, Rob! 

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nice

Tue, 2017-07-18 08:10

 looks  like the boys had fun an some good fish aswell... happy days cant wait to get back there..

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 Great write up mate. That

Tue, 2017-07-18 08:32

 Great write up mate. That eves passage is an interesting piece of water. Always ready to catch you out if you're not onto it.

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Great report Rob.

Tue, 2017-07-18 08:44

Some good fish too. Haha the kids will tell that story of the shark for years. Awesome 

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 Nice one 

Tue, 2017-07-18 10:28

 Nice one 

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 well done n the conditions.

Tue, 2017-07-18 11:26

 well done n the conditions. next time hopefully the wind is on your side. looks like the kids are pleased

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Thanks for the write-up Rob.

Tue, 2017-07-18 12:37

Thanks for the write-up Rob. How are you going with the artificials, still giving the plastics and jigs a try?
Also, what image hosting site are you using to upload pics to the report?

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 no plastics this time except

Tue, 2017-07-18 15:38

 no plastics this time except boys playing oiff the rocks!

Pics uploaded straight to Fishwrecked?

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Sorry Rob, didnt realise you

Tue, 2017-07-18 16:36

Sorry Rob, didnt realise you could insert pics midway through reports, they used to just pile up at the end of the text, when the hell did that change haha

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 Its always been that

Tue, 2017-07-18 18:24

 Its always been that way?

Whereever the curser is click "insert" next to the downloaded pic and it will go into the write up there.

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Everyone's just winging it.

 

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Now i know you're having me

Tue, 2017-07-18 19:10

Now i know you're having me on!

Im going to go check it now, ive always had to use an external site, but photobucket has gone down the gurgler now

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 Let me correct that, i never

Tue, 2017-07-18 19:20

 Let me correct that, i never "had" to, i just assumed i "had" to. I think when i first started using the forum it wasnt like that and have never checked since

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 Check out Imgur for another

Tue, 2017-07-18 20:10

 Check out Imgur for another hosting site 

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Hey stevo81

Tue, 2017-07-18 20:26

After doing some research for photobucket alternatives i installed the imgur App but can't find the embed links for an image.

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 Yeah I couldn't find the

Tue, 2017-07-18 21:01

 Yeah I couldn't find the link on the app either. Just login on the imgur webpage. Click on your image and the links are there ina drop down menu. You want the BBCode

 

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Tue, 2017-07-18 22:07

 Are you having a slash over the side Stevo? 

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Everyone's just winging it.

 

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That's not me but haha 

Wed, 2017-07-19 05:21

That's not me but haha 

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 defintely do not need to

Tue, 2017-07-18 20:17

 defintely do not need to hosting site to start a thread, only to add pics to someone elses thread.

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Everyone's just winging it.

 

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 been that way since at least

Wed, 2017-07-19 07:49

 been that way since at least the 23rd Jan 2010. when did you join?

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 Cheeky prick 

Wed, 2017-07-19 12:34

 Cheeky prick 

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Nice mate

Tue, 2017-07-18 19:13

 Looks like a decent trip considering the weather.

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