Friday fish off Dawesville

The weather forecast for Friday was too good, so left work behind and headed out early.

Was very quiet early on. Tried trolling thru the 30’s (where the SBT’s had been a couple weeks back), but to no avail. No birds working at all and no bait showings.

got out to the mid 40’s and things stayed veerrrryyyyy quiet too. Tried many of my usual haunts with little activity other than a few smaller pinkies that we’re safely returned. 

11 o’clock things changed a nice 6 kg dhuie, followed by a nice double header of black arise and swallowtail snapper.

Changed tack again and tried an old marking that is only a 2m rise and the size of a garage, but that produced nicely and we bagged out. Best I thought was a great 56cm Baldie that weighed 3.3kg. Had great fun with a mid sized sambo on light gear. Another really nice bum rounded the day off, so trolled home again for no reward. No sign of any tuna all day until 1nm off the cut! With all the gear safely stowed by then they may as well have tail walked and blown raspberries at us!!


I just love Exmouth: Its a quaint little drinking town with a fishing problem!

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 well done. we fished today

Sat, 2019-02-23 21:15

 well done. we fished today with the same thing , fish didnt fire til late. no tuna anywhere. certainly beats working when the water looks that good


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Rubbing it in?

Sun, 2019-02-24 05:51

  As per posts recently . there was a 12.51 pm high tide, so you found activity about 2 hours before the top ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and a small feed time ( solunar) between 3 to 430 ,,,,,,,

  just saying.



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Sun, 2019-02-24 05:29


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Bet things picked up as the wind swung

Sun, 2019-02-24 13:08

And you get some great blackbums out that way.  This season seems to be filled with good baldies, mate got one that went 65cm but wasn’t as fat as they often are  

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I went out off there on

Sun, 2019-02-24 13:36

I went out off there on Friday too. About to 20 mile to the mid 30s and got 1 keeper of a black arse. 2 just under snapper and a just under dhuie. Pissed me off as the sounder was

lit up like a Xmas tree!!! Tried about 15 spots and the same thing. Dropped jigs and even went back to bait, still wouldn’t chew. Checked some other spots in the high 20s on the way in for the same. So, spat the dummy and went home. Maybe I should have hung around on those spots for a bit longer