Donkey red in 20mtrs

Plan was to hit the water at 7 as low tide was at 6 but as we arrived at 7 there was a queue of boats lined up waiting. There was no water at the bottom of the ramp only mud. Oh well we just have to wait. At 7:30 the boats started to launch.

Headed out to a spot we marked last week that was holding fish , Sandy was the first to hook up as usual ,to bring up a nice black. As I was sorting that one out Sandy started topping me on the back as my hearing aid is busted and can't hear much I looked over to see my rod going nuts. Had a damn good fight on my hands with the fish pulling line out as fast as I was bringing it in. After a 10 minuit fight too and fro a donkey red came to the surface, to say I was stoked is an understatement.  After that got nothing else in the area so moved on .

As we were heading out to another spot we had marked came across a nice size sea snake which we got a couple of pics and as it was showing fish under us we gave it a go but nothing. Headed out to where's ands got her red last week with not much showing so just set a drift and hoped for the best. Ended up with me getting a dark tail and followed by a spanglie . The fishing totally shut down . Wind blowing about 12 knots and we were drifting against the wind. 16oz sinker in 16 to 18 mtrs of water and couldn't hold bottom . Oh well , gave up and headed in . Finally I out fished Sandy .

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Awesome work Russ

Sun, 2022-11-27 18:44

Do the miles and get the smiles!.  

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Covered around 50nm . Last

Sun, 2022-11-27 19:04

Covered around 50nm . Last couple of trips out we have done a lot of exploring

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Nice one Russ, gotta be happy

Sun, 2022-11-27 18:52

Nice one Russ, gotta be happy with that.

Dont ever underestimate the rod holder..

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Nearly all the time my rid

Sun, 2022-11-27 19:07

Nearly all the time my rid sits in the holder. Either I am preparing the bait , sorting out the fish Sandy catches or just chilling . Caught mor good fish like that as your not tempted to strike at just any old bite

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 A bloody nice bag Russ. I

Sun, 2022-11-27 19:03

 A bloody nice bag Russ. I reckon they are the best looking fish you can pull out of the drink up north. 

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Beautiful

Sun, 2022-11-27 19:24

Beautiful.

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Great fish shallow water

Sun, 2022-11-27 20:32

There is something extra special catching classy demersals like your red in shallow water.
That's a great catch and pic.

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Not a donkey

Sun, 2022-11-27 20:40

But a cracker fish

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 That's is one fat fish! Very

Mon, 2022-11-28 04:14

 That's is one fat fish! Very nice catch!

Where about sis this ramp if you don't mind me asking? I'm assuming somewhere north of course.

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Ramp is port hedland. The red

Mon, 2022-11-28 06:35

Ramp is port hedland.

The red was a solid fish for sure. Went 710 mm and around 6.5 to 7 kg . Had to get an accurate weight with the boat rocking around

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Awesome

Mon, 2022-11-28 06:15

 Catch mate

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 Nicve fat red Russ! I

Mon, 2022-11-28 10:46

 Nicve fat red Russ! I believe they fight all the way to the boat, not like a lot of fish that just give up after a few metres.

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Generally they do . This one

Mon, 2022-11-28 13:27

Generally they do . This one never gave up at all. . Don't think they suffer from barra trauma

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 Hopefully I'll find out one

Mon, 2022-11-28 14:47

 Hopefully I'll find out one day!

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Awesome work Russ, some very

Mon, 2022-11-28 13:58

Awesome work Russ, some very nice fish there. The fish above the spango, is that a saddle tail snapper ? I caught and released one that looked similar at the Montie's last week in 5mtrs and we were debating over a beer what is was lol

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With a lot of research in the

Mon, 2022-11-28 15:58

With a lot of research in the past when we have got them we came to the conclusion it's a dark tail snapper. Not a bad fish to feed on . There are several other species that look similar

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Jack

Mon, 2022-11-28 18:21

 Looks more like a mangrove jack, we got some huge ones further out from where you fish Rusty

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That was one of my thaughts

Mon, 2022-11-28 18:52

That was one of my thaughts in species but if you have a look at the shape of the head it is a no brainer to me. Colour and shape are similar

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 100% dark tail sea perch,

Mon, 2022-11-28 18:57

 100% dark tail sea perch, great eating, have caught a few myself out from Hedland

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Goodz

Mon, 2022-11-28 19:50

 Great red Russ, awesome in the shallows

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Surprised the shit out of Mr

Tue, 2022-11-29 13:32

Surprised the shit out of Mr getting one that size in that depth

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