A first for me...pics added

 With the weather looking good, I decided to have the day off and get out on the water. A quick ring around got the brother in law keen and good mate Tony keen as mustard. Headed out off Mandurah around 6:30am to the 40's. I recently bought a new combo that I wanted to test out, got an NS Blackhole Explorer and matched it with a 5000 Stradic loaded with 30lb braid as my new Jig stick.

Things started slowly jagging a little swallow tail in the back on the jig, and Doug getting another one on bait. Next drift while I was winding the jig back up it got nailed half way up and proceeded to go straight back down at a rate of knots. I was calling it for a Sambo but then it headed for the surface, we got a nice suprise when we spotted a nice little tuna. Not long after Doug got a nice size Baldy on a piece of Mullet. The little Tuna gave the new combo a good test, but what was to come really made it work. I was working an Ima Ro's jig when it got slammed about 2m off the bottom. I could feel some real weight to this fish and very powerful determined runs. I was thinking I had a very nice Dhu, and after a very good fight to our surprise a very nice sized Blue Groper surfaced. A first for me!! Woo Hoo we were all stoked.

The rest of the morning slowed down after that, so we moved north about a mile to fish some newer ground we came across a few trips ago. It was a bit quiet on the sounder but the ground looked worth while. A Cray boat had been setting pots north of us and came steaming over and dropped 4 pots around where we were fishing. Wow talk about a change in fishing, the burly from the pots turned them on. We got a real good Whiskery Shark straight away and 2 nice size Pinkies within half an hour of the pots being dropped to finish our bag. Happy days.




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 That’s a flash seafood

Fri, 2017-04-21 15:17

 That’s a flash seafood basket  .. well done Kirky 


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 Frezzer restocked after

Fri, 2017-04-21 16:08

 Frezzer restocked after easter...... Tick


lucky i love to fish because i cant catch any.



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Nice mixed bag

Fri, 2017-04-21 16:27



all aggressive fish love bigjohnsjigs

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 Nice work, few great feeds

Fri, 2017-04-21 18:25

 Nice work, few great feeds there.

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 Good bag Kirky, happy days.

Fri, 2017-04-21 20:02

 Good bag Kirky, happy days.

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Nice one mate! those magic

Fri, 2017-04-21 20:07

Nice one mate! those magic eyes are nice rods. Looked like it would of been magic out there today


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Great bag!

Fri, 2017-04-21 20:14

 Thats a awesome bag, Kirky! 



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good read

Fri, 2017-04-21 21:27

 good bit of colour there ..

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Cheers fellas

Fri, 2017-04-21 21:36

Definately a mixed bag. Got 3 undersized Dhu's too. Couldn't tempt a good one though. 

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Bloody good day I reckon.

Fri, 2017-04-21 21:40

Bloody good day I reckon. Nice work and there might be a few more blues in the metro than we think, as it seems they are partial to the odd jig or two but not bait as much.

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good fish kirky got to be

Sat, 2017-04-22 08:58

good fish kirky got to be happy with that!

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 Ken hell mate, superb bag 

Sat, 2017-04-22 09:01

 Ken hell mate, superb bag 


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