First time in Dongara

Headed up to Donagara for the first time this long weekend.

I'll be honest, I found it extremely hard to find decent ground holding fish. We did manage to find one nice little lump though that produced the goods. 

The missus managed to get her first red emperor which was a nice surprise as well as her PB dhu.

If anyones got any advice on finding ground up there I'm all ears.

 

 

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Faulkner Family's picture

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 Well done. Them reds are

Mon, 2018-06-04 20:22

 Well done. Them reds are worth looking around for. The northern fish are certainly making their way down this way. Its either warmer waters or they are just running from the sharks . 

Great haul in the end . You certainly cant complain about the mixed bag

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 Top stuff, wide variety

Tue, 2018-06-05 15:44

 Top stuff, wide variety there

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Nice

Tue, 2018-06-05 16:23

 Looks like you did find a good lump mate , thats all you need to get you going back again and keep searching !

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The next time i see that jig will be in the mouth of something big !!

 

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The issue up there is too much ground

Tue, 2018-06-05 17:51

 I crayfished out of there in the whites for the last 6 years I was in the game, and there is so much ground I wouldn't know where to start. There's a heap of flat ground out in the 40's ( metres) west of the leads and further south  exending for miles.  lumps? Don't kow if you need lumps on that sort of ground, just find fish marking. If you want lumps, go into The Graveyard between  the Irwin Reef and the Leander, insanely rugged. Heaps of inshore lumps on the way to the Leander.

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 Too much lost gear in the

Wed, 2018-06-06 12:49

 Too much lost gear in the graveyard! Very hard not to lose gear in there. But as ranmar has said the flat 20-24 fathoms holds a lot of good fish.

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Thats why its called the graveyard....

Wed, 2018-06-06 18:44

 

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 The ground you picked looks

Thu, 2018-06-07 13:32

 The ground you picked looks pretty productive to me

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 The ground you picked looks

Thu, 2018-06-07 13:33

 The ground you picked looks pretty productive to me