Easter

 With Good Friday looking like a belter weather wise I have no doubt there'll be a flotilla on the water. 

What's everyone's plans? I'm hoping to hit the 50m mark where I haven't been for quite a while. 

Solunar calendar saying 51% fishing efficiency, in other words fish have half a chance lol. 

Will float Mulies out there too in that last hope of a Mack, saying that up to Gnaraloo early May so will gte my fix there fingers crossed. 

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Forecast is for chaos at the ramps

Wed, 2024-03-27 12:40

 We'll run the guantlet early out of Bunno on Friday and head for the 40's maybe deeper to some spots in 50m that I havn't dropped on for a long time.

Tightlines fellas.

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 Im heading out early for a

Wed, 2024-03-27 13:37

 Im heading out early for a snapper bash have to be back early, I bet the ramps will be crazy when I want to retrieve I guarantee someone will be launching from the retrieve lane.

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i suspect there will be a bit

Wed, 2024-03-27 14:46

i suspect there will be a bit of carnage! public holiday, stella weather, and opening of ban.  i may head out early if feeling keen. otherwise may wait  few days for things to settle down lol!

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opening of the ban

Wed, 2024-03-27 21:36

 I hope everyone remembers that the ban isnt lifted until the 1st of April, thats Monday. Because fiheries won't forget.

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 Not quitebthe case. Opens

Wed, 2024-03-27 22:11

 Not quite the case. Opens Friday - 29 March... www.fish.wa.gov.au/fishing-and-aquaculture/demersal/Pages/default.aspx

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 Negative piscetor.We took

Fri, 2024-03-29 19:00

 Negative piscetor.

We took this up with Fiisheries sometime ago.

If Easter is in March season opens good Friday.

Both RFW and WAF had the wrong dates and was corrected some months back

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Certainly hitting the water

Thu, 2024-03-28 07:49

Certainly hitting the water up here. Weather is looking good so new ground will be on the cards. Still trying to get Sandy onto her first legal trout .certainly wouldn't want to be at a metro ramp

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Was going to message you!

Thu, 2024-03-28 09:38

 Hey Andy was going to flick you a text. When are you up in Gnaraloo? We are there from April 20th to April 30th

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 Farrrrk mate will just miss

Thu, 2024-03-28 10:51

 Farrrrk mate will just miss you, in there on the 3rd May. Give me a call if you get a chance I wanted to pick your brain from last year. 

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Call

Mon, 2024-04-01 07:23

Will give you a buzz this week sometime mate!  

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Mon, 2024-04-01 19:13

 

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Gnaraloo

Fri, 2024-03-29 09:59

 Hey we are booked in gnaraloo those exact dates.. we are in the shearer's quarters have a 7.5m razorline and 7.5m Preston going up. Where are you staying 

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Cabins

Mon, 2024-04-01 07:23

You guys there from the 20th!

We have booked a couple of cabins. Only 2 boats going this year. Euge from Mackdog Tackle (site sponsor) is one of the guys coming! 

Did you guys go last year? Remember seeing a razerline last time 
 

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gnaraloo

Mon, 2024-04-01 11:48

 yep same dates was my first trip there lastyear in May. weather wasnt great hoping for better weather this year. grey razerline will be staying at the shearers quarters. im a keen diver if you guys are keen to buddy up for a dive one day. my crew are pussies wont get in past the ankles 

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20th

Mon, 2024-04-01 17:54

 Yeh nice I use a fair few of his jigs better value for money.. come up and say hi when we there 

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gnaraloo

Sun, 2024-03-31 13:47

 we are gnaraloo same dates hope we get the weather cant wait 

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Gonna try get up at 5am with

Thu, 2024-03-28 19:20

Gonna try get up at 5am with oldest boy and brave the queue.

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Going early

Thu, 2024-03-28 20:58

See if I can burley up a Pinky. Broke my wrist up at Ningaloo late last year so hopefully I can test it out tomorrow. 

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We did alright. 2 nice

Fri, 2024-03-29 17:17

We did alright. 2 nice Baldies, small dhu and a few skips and beat the crowds back to the ramp at 10am.

Kept losing half decent fish with broken leader including 80lb leader in 42m off Hillarys. I think it was likely sharks as the drag wasn't overly tight and I couldn't see any leader splitting/fraying when retying.

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Hollywood conditions

Sat, 2024-03-30 07:15

 Niicest we've had it offshore for along time.

2 dhueys, black ass and a pinky in the bag. 2 sambo's one of which was a horse.

Few beers on the way in, good times.

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2 good blackarse, a dhu and a

Sat, 2024-03-30 08:23

2 good blackarse, a dhu and a baldie for us.

Launched @ ~5:45 from Ocean reef, no queue at the ramp, but had to queue to get a ticket with only 1 machine in operation... By the time I parked the trailer and got back to the boat the queue was quickly building. Said to my mate that the ramp will get interesting very quickly!

Back before midday and again no waiting around. Quite happy with the day all round.

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2 good blackarse, a dhu and a

Sat, 2024-03-30 08:23

2 good blackarse, a dhu and a baldie for us.

Launched @ ~5:45 from Ocean reef, no queue at the ramp, but had to queue to get a ticket with only 1 machine in operation... By the time I parked the trailer and got back to the boat the queue was quickly building. Said to my mate that the ramp will get interesting very quickly!

Back before midday and again no waiting around. Quite happy with the day all round.

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 Was a slow bite for us and

Sun, 2024-03-31 11:56

 Was a slow bite for us and no fish on board till 10.30 apart from a small Hammerhead. Ended up with two stonker Baldies and two Dhuies around the 6kg mark 

Wind dropped out nicely but was still a bit lumpy and ended up with sore arse muscles lol

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Noice!

Sun, 2024-03-31 12:52

Yes was a lumpy trip out for a couple of big Black Bums, a good Pinky and similar size Dhu for us.
Had a solid hook up, got a few winds up then something huge ate the whole thing and took off back to the bottom.. more than likely sharked.
Fish seemed to be a fair way away from the lumps which was unusual compared to previous visit's. 
Back in on 30kts was pleasant. 

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 I was up early at the ramp

Sun, 2024-03-31 16:05

 I was up early at the ramp around 4:30  got a 76cm snapper and back at the ramp at 8 ramps were busy jet skiers launching in front of my while I'm trying to retrieve the boat. 

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i no longer try weekends or public holidays

Tue, 2024-04-02 14:01

 Just cant handle the push and agro anymore.

Boating is sposed to be good for the mental health not drive you over the edge...

good luck for those that have no choice

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Crunch

Wed, 2024-04-03 09:19

On friday my misso seen a tinny getting towed down the street in the middle of town that looked a bit wobbly and standing up,seen the trailer off the ball swinging by the chains and within seconds the tinny had entered the vehicle through the back window.would of ruined his break!