Bronzies

Seems to be alot of sharks around north perth at the moment, last 3 of the 4 times ive been fishing ive hooked one.. Pulled a whopper up to the rocks on saturday night. At first it didnt do anything except alot of head shakes, made a few short runs and didnt even seem to care it was being slowly dragged towards the rocks. I pulled it right up into the beam of my headlight just infront of me, and was absolutely stunned to see a bronze whaler bigger than myself, a moment later it went completely nuts, did a U turn and wasnt seen again. About half an hour later i hooked another about 4ft which put up a pretty good fight, then chomped through the nylon leader right at my feet. I had a massive slick going out as far as i could see in the dark, seems to make a big difference.. also watched somthing big busting up the surface for a few seconds about 200m out. Got a few tailor and herring aswell which mostly went back or became live bait.

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any heads up on where these

Mon, 2007-01-22 20:40

any heads up on where these bities are? Keen to give my surf rod a work out :P

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Oceanreef :) shh

Mon, 2007-01-22 20:44

Oceanreef :) shh

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....Thats were i was on

Mon, 2007-01-22 20:49

....Thats were i was on saturday but ive heard that they are everywhere atm in close all up the coast. 20litres of burley is probly more important than the exact location

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forgot to mention fish off

Mon, 2007-01-22 21:07

forgot to mention fish off the beach if you want any chance at landing one.

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r u off the ocean reef

Tue, 2007-01-23 07:28

r u off the ocean reef marina lightertheif?
i fished two rocks marina a couple of weeks ago and there were a couple of 50cm+ tailor caught
i got one on my lil gear...but that marina looks really fishy for bronzys n mulloway

cheers
sam

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Cheers,

Sam

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Yeah from my experience the

Tue, 2007-01-23 17:20

Yeah from my experience the tailor are generally bigger up at two rocks, Ill be up there thursday and friday night if theres a good easterly blowing. Dunno if its true but heard that spanish mackeral aswell as sambos have been caught there.

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some bream i caught..http://s620.photobucket.com/home/lightertheif/allalbums

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wot sorta rig where u using

Tue, 2007-01-23 18:20

wot sorta rig where u using for the bronzies lighterthief?
im prob goin up there 2moro night to try my luck!
u were using mono hey? and getting bitten off? ill prob jus use wire with a running sinker
hopefully i can get one

cheers
sam

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Cheers,

Sam

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yeh i was actually

Tue, 2007-01-23 19:21

yeh i was actually fishing/hoping for a mulloway, i was using 6/0 circle hooks with a running breakway sinker and 7-8 m 60lb leader to reduce chances of any bust off on the rocks.. ived attached a photo of the shark rig ive been using. made of 150lb nylon coated wire, about 2m long and is attached to 10-15m 80-100lb nylon before the main line. if theres an easterly wind a balloon attaches to the snap swivel if not then its just used in conjunction with a breakaway sinker, apart from the hassles of setting balloons out you shouldnt hook any stingrays.
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wanna take us with ya next

Wed, 2007-02-07 21:35

wanna take us with ya next time you go? im pretty keen to nail sumthign over 30 cm :P

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Reports are every where.

Fri, 2007-02-09 20:57

Thought I would add that there are heaps of reports of bronzies in the cockburn, "I don't feel the need to swim lately".