Gear for Denham

My oldest boy is begging me to take him to Exmouth but I don't have the ability to tow the boat up that far and we've settled on Shark Bay and are aiming for June and staying in Denham. Hopefully I'll be able to chuck a few carcases in the town bin 

The heaviest combo I have is my PE 3 Type J with 5000 Biomaster and a PE 3-4 Monster Mesh with an 8000 Stradic. Lachie has a bulletproof 15-24kg Penn Mariner with Penn 850.

Am I going to be outgunned up there?

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 depends on what you aim to

Sun, 2021-02-21 10:16

 depends on what you aim to catch, i got a nice rankin on pe2 in 7m up there in sept/oct, but also got smokd by something i thought was a ray at the same spot on 20lb spin gear, youll be fine with what you have in my opinion mate, maybe a bit heavier then what i had but youll be alright

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 Nope. 

Sun, 2021-02-21 10:16

 Nope.

 

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 Gear is perfect Frost, float

Sun, 2021-02-21 11:08

 Gear is perfect Frost, float mulies out with that Biomaster set up. The other set ups good for demersal action. Just go heavy rigs and leaders.

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Damn, so need to find another

Sun, 2021-02-21 11:35

Damn, so need to find another excuse lol.

I also got my PE2 Catalina with Biomaster 5000. That's my go to drift bait/floater/placcy rod and I landed a decent tiger shark with it.

Cheers for the input all

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 Sounds fine to me Frosty.

Sun, 2021-02-21 12:53

 Sounds fine to me Frosty. Further north and you'd need heavier to escape the sharks. Maybe a cull...........

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.... but, but how could you

Sun, 2021-02-21 15:14

.... but, but how could you be assured they culled the shark that took your fish?

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The most important thing is

Mon, 2021-02-22 07:52

The most important thing is to keep fishing the same spot regardless of how many fish you lose to sharks, trips north are simply too expensive not to bring at least 80kg of fillets home.

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I'll be taking three kids and

Mon, 2021-02-22 09:36

I'll be taking three kids and our dog so plan on bringing home 120kg of fillets

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Fuck

Mon, 2021-02-22 10:01

thats a shit load of whiting.  

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 Best comment from you in a

Mon, 2021-02-22 18:51

 Best comment from you in a fair while Marineboy.

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 You're right Bill it was

Mon, 2021-02-22 20:08

 You're right Bill it was bloody funny

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 Why not fish shark bay and

Sun, 2021-02-21 16:14

 Why not fish shark bay and then head to exmouth break the trip up you won't regret it exmouth is amazing i towed my leeder 650 from coral bay to perth in 1 sting but either way shark bay is awesome fishing aswell your gear should be no dramas for the fish but dont be afraid to skull drag as the sharks can be a real pain 

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 Used to fish 8kg mono with

Sun, 2021-02-21 16:30

 Used to fish 8kg mono with no problems at monkey mia and rarely got smoked.

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YBS

Sun, 2021-02-21 17:34

He's been watching Youngbloods, my son is addicted too !

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Hah. Nah, he was but now

Sun, 2021-02-21 19:23

Hah. Nah, he was but now reckons Brodie is a douchebag.

My Mrs lived in Exmouth for 3 years as a 7y old kid straight off the boat from Scotland and she's told him aboit it since he was a baby.

One day but my tow vehicle is a work car and I had to apply for an exemption to travel outside of the allowed region (S of Kalbarri) and cover all fuel costs (sleep easy Rob) as it was. I reckon Exy would have been pushing the friendship too far.

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 Just be time to buy the mrs

Sun, 2021-02-21 19:43

 Just be time to buy the mrs a decent car (tow vehicle) then you might have to convince her you need to use it to do the seafood shopping 

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Youtube

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 Watch pelagic pursuit on YouTube. Bloke is a gun fisho!

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 Should be fine . Just set

Sun, 2021-02-21 18:59

 Should be fine . Just set the drag . Coral bay is only a few hours more then only a couple more to exy.  I have fished Denham before and much prefer coral bay . Just my opinion I would go just a bit further

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 I would agree Russ although

Sun, 2021-02-21 19:14

 I would agree Russ although to be fair I've done plenty of fishing at Exy and only trip to Shark Bay. Ticked many bucket fish off around Exy and the Mackerel Islands 

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Go hit Up Dirk Hartog.

Sun, 2021-02-21 19:41

Get a good weather window ( Mwaaa waa wa... ) you can always zap across and have some fun near Steep point. Just don't get complacent, you may be in a protected water way but I've eaten shit there many a time. 

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We fished with 10-15lb

Mon, 2021-02-22 12:23

We fished with 10-15lb outfits in the bay, the only time you probably wish you had something heavier is if you come across some goldens or cobia. Only went up to pe3 out the back of Dirk

http://fishwrecked.com/forum/shark-bay-report-june-2013-pictures-fixed

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Awesome mate, looked like a

Mon, 2021-02-22 15:34

Awesome mate, looked like a cracker trips and that definitely whets the appetite for heading up. My oldest boy has already started writing down the fish he plans to catch… I’ve created a monster.

Do you have any sandwhiting spots you'd like to share? It’s been more than three years since Marinebaby posted up any of his catches so I’m going to drop him off a few packs of sweet white meat.

 

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Chin ..

Wed, 2021-02-24 22:24

Take that one on the

chin frosty . Was funny .
good luck up in the bay

with the tribe .. cheers

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 I do most of my fishing

Mon, 2021-02-22 15:28

 I do most of my fishing there with a 5k stradic with 30lb line and only have issues if a tiger grabs it.

A word of caution, and it may be wasted, do your research well ahead of time.

I've seen so many visit there thinking there's fish everywhere but that isn't the case and you really need some points of interest to go as there's a lot of desert in the sound.

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Yep

Mon, 2021-02-22 16:36

 Yep there sure is. I was quite surprised on my first trip up there