Friday a good day out

 Headed out for the day on Friday. It was a bit lumpy in the morning as expected by the weather prediction, however the arvo came good and we were able the cruise back in at 22 Kn. The fishing was very slow but there was some excellent whale watching going on with a pod of whales playing around with big jumps and beaching for about half an hour and about 300 meters away. With only one small Dhu and a Scorpion fish on board I was about over it and was ready to call it when we thought we'd try one more spot. Just as we pulled up and started our drift another whal surfaced and blew its air about 10 meters from the boat. I had my back to it and the noise of it exhaling scared the crap out of me...

Finally the fish came on the bite and we pulled in another Dhu and a pinky and then saw a school of Pinkies on the sounder and soon landed a second similar one. This was about the only time I have ready seen a good fish show on this Sounder and I have the upgrade on the way... Good size pinks and a good feed in the end!

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Faulkner Family's picture

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 gotta be happy. nice feed

Sun, 2017-09-10 07:25

 gotta be happy. nice feed there . persistance paid off for you. would have been awesome to see the whales so close 

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RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together

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 Nice catch, plenty of good

Mon, 2017-09-11 17:20

 Nice catch, plenty of good chewing there.....well done 

Had a laugh at the whale scaring you 

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My fishing spots are so secret........... even the fish don't know where they are !!

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Nice chewing indeed

Mon, 2017-09-11 20:05

The fillets off the fugly gurnard tasted great deep fried in batter as well.  Thanks for the day out Grant. 

Best I not say too much about the whale incident or I may not get invited out again.

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You didn't try to tie the whale up in rope

Mon, 2017-09-11 17:25

That wasn't you that tied all that rope and some floats around that poor whale just because it scared the living bejesus out you.

Shame shame shame