coral bay 2102

After spending many hours building the boat it is now time to give it its first fishing trip and how excited i was. now Another year is over and i have been back for 6 weeks and i thought i better put some pick up of the holiday as i have been busy organising to build a house display homes how awesome every weekend hope you enjoy some of my photos

brekky at cervanties and a photo of mthe boat on the cruiser it all towed gr8 on the new trailer i finished 1 week b4

fishing started off slow the first week the weather wasnt bad just hard to find fish

as we begin

i get the first first

trent gets a bigger one

then trent gets a 9 kg red and all i could manage was a 8 kg red all trip unfortunatly i didnt get a photo of my red on the boat

so towards the end of the trip i said i would love a coral trout i have never caught one less than 5 mins later guess what a chris with a 9 kg on the left and hayden with a  7 kg on the right and i didnt get one surprise

 I finally got the girls onto rod and reels and away from the deck winches nothing to break them into it just 120m water and they did well double headers of goldband, rosy jobfish and cleaned up that day



what a way to finish the da 5.30 25nm out and sitting on 28 knots on the way in it was dark by the time we reached the south passage but worth the day out

Even mum and dad and finally got a sized red emporer on a rod and reel so as another year goes by time to start to look forward to next year it was harder to find fish this year and with so many poeple following and pinging us we had to go alot further away from coral bay but it was worth it in the end and to see all the family get into good fish this year made the trip so much better i have some underwater photos so will post them up soon but for now seeya out there.




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Pics not working for me Dan,

Wed, 2012-07-11 22:02

Pics not working for me Dan, keen to see the new tub in action!

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Wed, 2012-07-11 22:05

will check on another laptop they are on this one???????????

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Now thats planning a trip in

Wed, 2012-07-11 22:24

Now thats planning a trip in advance!


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Wed, 2012-07-11 22:39

 Good to see you out

Pics not coming through but know ya had a good time

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will fix rest tomorrow

Wed, 2012-07-11 23:41

i got to go to work at 5 am

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Thu, 2012-07-12 06:07

Absolute horse trout, some of the biggest ive seen. Cheers for the report dan.


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Great trip Dan

Thu, 2012-07-12 06:29

good to see the tub getting on the water.

Some bomber fish there, love the Trout and Goldbands

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Great Trip

Thu, 2012-07-12 06:55

Sounds like a great trip for everyone, those couple of trout are absolute crackers.


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they are cracker trout

Thu, 2012-07-12 07:25

nice report and looked like a great trip!



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Thu, 2012-07-12 07:27

Excellent all round, well done Dan.


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green with envy!!

Thu, 2012-07-12 07:31

coral bay is awesome.

great report!


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 I thought that coral trout

Thu, 2012-07-12 07:48

 I thought that coral trout over 5 - 6kg are a high risk of developing ciguatera. Not sure I would've eaten them bad boys. Still, great trip with some awesome fish.

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Those trout are monsters!

Thu, 2012-07-12 10:36

Those trout are monsters!


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sure are

Thu, 2012-07-12 10:49

what great looking fish


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Holy sheet those trout are

Thu, 2012-07-12 10:48

Holy sheet those trout are monsters, ciguatera not an issue from CB waters

Nice pics Dan

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 Wowee that is the biggest

Thu, 2012-07-12 12:19

 Wowee that is the biggest Trout ive seen, what a beauty!

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Yep, blown away by those

Thu, 2012-07-12 12:35

Yep, blown away by those trout.  What depth are you pulling in those monsters?


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Thu, 2012-07-12 17:14

 As I said b4 I have never caught one found these in 72 m of water a long way north we thought they were monster reds when they hooked up just wouldn't come off the bottom big head shakes but I will get 1 one day I will post a Pick of the big one tonight maybe a  comp contender for next month

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Monster Trouts!!

Thu, 2012-07-12 13:05

AWESOME stuff, great report!


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Monster trout

Thu, 2012-07-12 13:53

And Ciguatera is not an issue in WA waters at all. Even love the nice fat Chinamen.

Edit: LOL Chinaman fish I mean!!!


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 sounds like you all had a

Thu, 2012-07-12 14:19

 sounds like you all had a blast up there. well worth the drive and it looks like the boat got well and truly christened.congrats all round


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Awesome Dan. Some cracker

Thu, 2012-07-12 18:25

Awesome Dan. Some cracker reds and some absolute stonking trout.

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WOW!, some nice fish there

Thu, 2012-07-12 18:35

WOW!, some nice fish there for sure, what is the fish in pic 4 &5?

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banded grouper

Thu, 2012-07-12 21:57

cant a say i have ever caught these but they tast good they came out of 130m water

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thanks mate, i like to think

Thu, 2012-07-12 22:05

thanks mate, i like to think i am pretty good at identifying fish but that one had me stumped!, do they taste like an estuary cod or more like coral trout?

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hard to say

Thu, 2012-07-12 22:11

i havent eaten the coral trout b4 but i wouldnt say estuary cod it is white like robinson sea bream but firmer flesh tastes nice

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Cheers mate

Thu, 2012-07-12 22:17

Cheers mate

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well done mate

Thu, 2012-07-12 22:37

cracker report and some hooter trout,

good to see a ruby in there bud ,


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no ruby sorry a rosy

Thu, 2012-07-12 23:12

see what happens when you do this late at night i changed the text it was a rosy jobfish must of had ruby on the brain.

would love to get a ruby one day but need to select the weather to get out and look for ground but need a new sounder first

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Some very nice specimens

Thu, 2012-07-12 23:19

Some very nice specimens there looks like a cracker of a good time. Nice one.





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Sweet report mate, spewin we

Fri, 2012-08-17 13:35

Sweet report mate, spewin we missed out this year...


Have booked from the 4th May for 3 weeks again next year mate.. Try tee up the same dates and we'll hit it together (First week boys only haha)

Get out and chase those trout, still havent got one myself....


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Great report Dan

Fri, 2012-08-17 20:50

Hi Dan

I've been looking for your Coral Bay report but somehow missed it till tonight.

Some great pics of some monster fish....those trout are huge, no wonder they didn't want to come off the bottom. Good to see the whole family getting onto the fish.

Did you have any problems parking the boat down the side of the house????




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