Bait run for trip north

 Got the tub back on friday and thaught it best giving it a bit of a run to see how it goes. While at it collect a bit of bait for next month. 

Motor ran well and nailed some nice whiting for bait and a feed

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Dhu

Sun, 2019-04-07 15:16

Duh fish lolly-pops.

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 more than dhu lolly pops.

Sun, 2019-04-07 15:33

 more than dhu lolly pops. hoping for reds and rankins and other tasty morsels up north 

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 Filleted up the western

Mon, 2019-04-08 05:09

 Filleted up the western butter. Anyone had any luck using them for bait . They are in huge numbers out from mandurah in the shallows. 

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 Agree Whiting= good fish.

Mon, 2019-04-08 06:39

 Agree Whiting= good fish. Even just the heads get smashed.

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 Used heads up shark bay

Mon, 2019-04-08 07:04

 Used heads up shark bay before. Worked well. 

All the bigger whiting that got filleted i kept the heads vac packed . 

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You certainly cleaned up on the whiting

Mon, 2019-04-08 10:45

They are very good size sand whiting well done, did you pick them up on the drift or anchor .

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 got them all on the drift in

Mon, 2019-04-08 18:36

 got them all on the drift in 12 mtrs of water about 1nm out from the marina. 

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when using the whiting as

Mon, 2019-04-08 12:24

when using the whiting as bait, do you put them out whole, or fillet them? ive started keeping the heads of all those icatch, havent put them to the test yet...

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 havnt tried localy but will

Mon, 2019-04-08 18:40

 havnt tried localy but will be giving it a bash . up north they work great . single hook through the eye of the head and assuming the same for the whole ones 

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Butterfly them

Mon, 2019-04-08 21:20

Dhues smash them. Up nrth reds love them. Deep drop baits puka / reds ect unreal

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 When you say butterfly is

Tue, 2019-04-09 07:25

 When you say butterfly is that where you just cut the backbone out leaving the fillets to flap around

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butterfly

Tue, 2019-04-09 11:49

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxBeka6YGNE

Also good as a trawl bait on a Snell rig on a down rigger when prospecting .

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 cheers for that, exactly

Tue, 2019-04-09 16:57

 cheers for that, exactly what i thaught 

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Exmouth.

Tue, 2019-04-09 17:33

 Is it back to Exmouth Russ? been a while hey.

The butterfish are great bait for anything on the bottom.

Hope ya have a great trip, looking forward to the pics.

Cheers.

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 not exxy, going to coral

Tue, 2019-04-09 17:41

 not exxy, going to coral bay. 

 probably released as many butter fish as we got whiting. they were everywhere. 

been about 5 years since our last trip away

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