Finally caught a Spaniard

 jeez, it's been a lousy year up here for the. We went out ealry today, got out to the 3-mile at very first light looking for some clearer water. Perfect conditions. Not a sign of activity until a few minutes before 7, when a double strike gave me this little spaniard and the other was dropped.  Then things started to liven up a bit, with small numbers of fair size tuna making momentary appaerances, and even had a couple of vertical spaniards. One more strike, lost, at 7.30 so gave it away and pulled the pots.

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 Nice, and congrats on your

Wed, 2018-03-14 10:18

 Nice, and congrats on your first metro Mac, love eating them

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Metro?

Wed, 2018-03-14 19:43

 that was Kalbarri, Wal, hasn't exactly been mack central this year so far.

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Wed, 2018-03-14 10:23

 Good stuff Ranmar, good to see them bities making a return for ya.

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 well done on getting one of

Wed, 2018-03-14 10:56

 well done on getting one of 3 . its great watching them launch into the air like they do. 

that water looks nice and calm for you. spose being retired you can pick your days unlike the rest of us still working to support you . get any crays 

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How did the pots go?

Wed, 2018-03-14 12:45

 Thinking of getting mine in for a bit tomorrow. Well done on the Maccy.

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Crays were crap south of the river.

Wed, 2018-03-14 19:42

 had been very good north while the swell was on.

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Plenty of macks

Thu, 2018-03-15 09:57

 During the classic

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Define plenty

Thu, 2018-03-15 11:25

 Not plenty compared to last year? and last year was actually really average. From what I was told, a lot of absolutely fishless hours were done. The top-scoring pelagic boat 9 over 6m)had a lucky score on the last day and found a bait ball with some tuna, got four, which took him to five for the weekend, and he won it, regardless of how a certain organiser stuffed up the presentation and gave it to the wrong bloke.

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Not as many as last year

Thu, 2018-03-15 16:43

 Due to shit bag weather and full moon,we got a few, ranger outdoor did ok with nearly 1700 points. 

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 Nice fish there mateI am

Thu, 2018-03-15 12:17

 Nice fish there mate

I am coming up in a couple of weeks with the wife and kids, do you think it's worth dragging the pots up? 

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Would definitely be worth it.

Thu, 2018-03-15 17:19

 Crays are really firing in places, mate has been bagging out without much problem.  I forgot to mention, Uncle, there was a small black marlin caught and released down the cliffs on the weekend, I think it's somewhere on facebook.  I reckon the weather has been the real problem, the water just never seems to clear up , and you have to drag it across their face before they can see it. Even away from the river, still green, although the temp is ok around low- mid 24's.

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Yeah lots of

Thu, 2018-03-15 18:06

 Green water, must admit I was suprised that there was a few macks on the full moon.good to see yft back, be nice if they got bigger.

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