Finally managed not one, but several, jews on jig. Well, one of them was complete, sharks got half of the second, and all of the third, at least I got the jig back.  Things had been terrible, I was well north of Kalbarri, worked my way up the shallows, fresh easterly,all the prime pinkie spots had totalled one good hook up and pulled hooks. So i went out a bit deeper, bottom bashed over a really good showing for nothing, so, in exasperation, dropped the pick. The boat swung over a really good showing, five fathoms of solid marks at least, so I dropped a Shimano Butterfly flat fall and was straight into a jew. Then another, then another, then a little amberjack. Four fish, or parts thereof, from four drops. The sounder shot was quickly taken after the first fish when they had scattered a bit. He threw up a heap of scalies.Measured at 75cm. Caught on a Crostage Mastercraft PE1.5-3, with 30lb Fins and a 60lb Jinkai leader off a Spheros 5000sw.

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Thu, 2016-02-04 18:17

 We all gotta pay our taxes, well done on the jigs though.


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 bloody sharks, good ground

Thu, 2016-02-04 18:32

 bloody sharks, good ground good times 

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Monkey off your back

Thu, 2016-02-04 19:45

Nice one, all up from now on.
Good sounder picture.

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 Nice sounder shot, just

Thu, 2016-02-04 20:11

 Nice sounder shot, just wondering why depth in Fathoms? bit of an old scale to use.



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 depth is in fathoms cause

Thu, 2016-02-04 20:25

 depth is in fathoms cause his an old school Cray Fisho I've herd from good sources you listen to ranmar if you ever need a deck mate I'll drive the 6 hours to do a days fishing just to pick your brains 

Congrats on the jigged dhu a cherry I'm still trying to crack 


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Thu, 2016-02-04 20:49

 ...might be "old scale" but pretty much standard lingo among pro fishers and navys right around the world.

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 Knots, nautical miles ,

Thu, 2016-02-04 20:50

 Knots, nautical miles , fathoms. Nautical units of measurement. 


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Yeah, don't feel like changing now.

Thu, 2016-02-04 21:15

 Metres are for amateurs. Ok, wait...

Ok, this amateur is sticking with fathoms. 

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 Fair enough, I guess it's a

Thu, 2016-02-04 22:44

 Fair enough, I guess it's a relitive unit your use too. For me I'm metric all the way as being a Drafty.



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Top Fish

Fri, 2016-02-05 05:20

 Good way to crack the Dhu/Jig curse.


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 For me I'm metric all the

Fri, 2016-02-05 07:55

 For me I'm metric all the way as being a Drafty.   As someone with a trade, I'm metric all the way too--one of my pet peeves is picking up a tape that has imperial measurements down one side. WWhy do they even sell these things????  Note that aviation is also still firmly imperial and will stay that way, although the Russians talk in metric for this purpose and misunderstandings over this have killed more than one planeloads of passengers. The Knot, as a unit, is actually very relevant to navigation as it is one Nautical Mile per hour. So why stick with nautical miles? Because one nautical mile is one minute of latitude ( 60 minutes to the degree) and hence totally relevant to navigation in all forms.

Here endeth the lesson

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Fri, 2016-02-05 08:15

Some things will never go metric. Gram of Gold?
159l of Oil etc.
I still get Fn confused listening to weather on the radio when they talk in Km. Perth winds 20km SW, offshore 10knots SW.
Why "knot" stick with the tried and trusted?


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Couldnt agree more about the

Fri, 2016-02-05 10:22

Couldnt agree more about the wind being in km/h.

It gets me every time thinking the wind is going to be crap until it clicks that its in km/h instead of knots.

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Good work on the jigged dhu

Fri, 2016-02-05 10:18

Good work on the jigged dhu ranmar and hopefully plenty more to come. Unfortunate about the other 2 though.

Ive noticed that jigs often work well at times when the fish dont seem to be actively feeding. Having what looks like a small baitfish going nuts in their face may cause them to strike out of aggression or being territorial?

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He had been feeding on scalies, threw up at least a half dozen.

Fri, 2016-02-05 10:47

 Didn't get the intial sounder shot where you could see the baitfish being hammered by larger fish. So, yes, it may have looked like a wounded scalie. When things went quiet I switched jig to another Shimano Butterfly, this time a slim sliver minnow shape with a bit of flash added. Something took it on the first drop and just smoked me, had to bust it off when I was down to the last dozen turns on the spool. Shark perhaps, or maybe a big sambo, I'll never know.

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 well done. Great feeling

Fri, 2016-02-05 21:42

 well done. Great feeling that first dhu on a jig. Redemption for all the effort - uphill from here..