a good trip to montes

went on a trip to montes with blue lightening charters and had loads of fun, was a 5 day trip, the weather gods weren’t 2 nice to us but we made the most of it. Done some trawling in the mornings then a bottom bash in arvo when the wether died down .

 

i jigged most of the trip while the others used bait when bottom bashing. on the third day the jiggs went off. 8 out of the 9 coral trout caught were on jigs. plenty of fish caught on the trip from reds to coral trout to cobia, the list was endless.

 

the highlight for the trip was the 79cm coral trout i jigged up in 40m of water. my brother helped me land the fish and had a pic with the fish aswell, went poping for gt's but they wernt firing but the spots we tried looked prety awsome , might have to go back when the weather gets a bit hotter.

it was also good to see alot of whales around, counted atleast 80 of of them , one night we anchord up were the tender was and ther was a residential cod that lives around there that was prety cool, you could hand feed him.

 

i took over 900 photos, but ill just upload a couple of the fish i caught,

 

 

 


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Nice work mate !!! That

Mon, 2010-07-26 19:33

Nice work mate !!!

That grouper is HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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awesome stuff!!   did you

Mon, 2010-07-26 19:36

awesome stuff!!

 

did you loose many jigs??  I'm up there in a month and I can't wait!!  I'll pm you for some more info if thats alright

 

 

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some great pics there mate,

Mon, 2010-07-26 19:40

some great pics there mate, some thumper trout

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Great trout!

Mon, 2010-07-26 19:41

Great trout!

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yeah no problems, i lost a

Mon, 2010-07-26 19:41

yeah no problems, i lost a couple of jigs ,,, well about 6 of them, mainly to sharks. i was just using mono leader, then i switched to 30cm of wire trace and found all i was loosing was the assist hook when i got sharked . was all a learning curve as i hadnt realy jigged before. but it was good fun =)

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Nice fish

Mon, 2010-07-26 19:44

There's some nice trout there boys!!

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Some great fish on jigs

Mon, 2010-07-26 19:48

Some great fish on jigs there mate! Horse trout!!! Well done.

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looks like you had a ball

Mon, 2010-07-26 19:53

looks like you had a ball out there. you managed some nice fish to help the trip along. well done. now what you need to do is sort out the 900 pics

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nice trout looks like a

Mon, 2010-07-26 20:09

nice trout looks like a good time ,,,,, the cod looks like a massive rankin .or did it have the yellow edge making it a queenslander??????????????

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How good is that trout !!!!

Mon, 2010-07-26 20:09

How good is that trout !!!! Awesome trip by the looks of it mate, well done.

 

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Nice pics

Mon, 2010-07-26 20:10

Good stuff Fishyink. Some real nice trout in that lot.

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some cracker photos there

Mon, 2010-07-26 20:19

some cracker photos there and hooter trout and reds too. You going again?

Unfortunately trips to the Monties are too few and far between, I can't wait for my next trip up there.

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nice work, looks like you

Mon, 2010-07-26 20:20

nice work, looks like you nailed some nice fish!

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Some nice trout there!

Mon, 2010-07-26 20:31

Some nice trout there!

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Chaddy looks after you well.

Mon, 2010-07-26 20:32

Good to see he still has his trusty deckie on board still.

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It's a quenslander I

Mon, 2010-07-26 20:48

It's a quenslander I believe, he loved to chase the fish when you hookup , that trusty decky is my brother

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THE WEEK BEFORE

Mon, 2010-07-26 20:55

Hey mate how good are blue lighting charters ive done charters before but these guys are the best by far i was on this boat the week before you the trip was amazing and the weather gods a little nicer

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Awesome..

Mon, 2010-07-26 22:59

Great photos and story mate cracker of a trip and some quality fish there, spewin the weather wasn't the best but looks like you still cleaned up, I'm off to the Monte's in 4 days can't wait..

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Top Trip

Tue, 2010-07-27 05:39

It might not have been as good as it could have been but you caught some quality fish for sure. Not a bad start to your jigging career. Some awesome pictures as well, great for the memories later on.

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just added another 3 photos

Tue, 2010-07-27 08:56

just added another 3 photos from the trip, will keep adding photos as i find them.

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NICE............... great

Tue, 2010-07-27 10:21

NICE............... great photo's. Look like you had a ball...

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NICE............... great

Tue, 2010-07-27 10:21

NICE............... great photo's. Look like you had a ball...

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awesome trip

Tue, 2010-07-27 10:38

great photos mate sounds like a awesome trip top fish caught there too

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Bring on October

Tue, 2010-07-27 14:51

Have a trip booked with Blue Lightning. Cant wait! Had a blast fishing with them last year.

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Wow What awesome fishing

Tue, 2010-07-27 13:49

Some great fish and pics there Fishyink. Looks like a great trip.

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uploaded a couple more pics,

Tue, 2010-07-27 18:33

uploaded a couple more pics,

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cod pics great

Tue, 2010-07-27 18:47

Awesome set of photos, looks like you guys did reeeel good. :)

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Chad sure knows where some

Tue, 2010-07-27 19:07

Chad sure knows where some great trout and good reds live. Wouldn't mind a few that size myself.

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Fantastic pics!  Can't wait

Wed, 2010-07-28 08:37

Fantastic pics!  Can't wait till I get a chance to fish there.

What is that CC in the second last pic?

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C Mac

Wed, 2010-07-28 09:03

When you up with them in October mate?

Think we may be the trip before or after you.

We are heading out on the 21st.  Hopefully the GTs are playing ball around then!

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October trip

Wed, 2010-07-28 10:49

We fly in to K on the 6th.

The months just aren't going by fast enough.

I hope so also i want the one that put me on my arse last year!

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Yes...the classic parting

Thu, 2010-07-29 09:17

No holds barred this year, going in with tactical warfare on the GT's !!!!

Will get you an ice bum pac this year C. Cool Bring on the Montes.........

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Fantastic shots and wow trout

Wed, 2010-07-28 10:36

That Lizard fish is as big as the jig. Greedy  over estimating little devil.

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Great trip and shots

Thu, 2010-07-29 19:02

Are all the red fish in the first group pic coral trout or red emporer?  If not, what are the red emporer look alikes?

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i must

Thu, 2010-07-29 19:30

I must say, they are the best trip pics i have ever seen on fishwrecked. Well done mate, its going to be hard to beat those 5 days of fishing!

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red emporer and i think the

Fri, 2010-07-30 12:58

red emporer and i think the crimson sea pearch look alike, not much difference except one has white spots and a bit higher.

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first group is coral trot

Fri, 2010-07-30 13:02

first group is coral trout and seapearche, second group is red emporer and a chinaman. cheers for the coments guys, last time i went to the montes i though i wouldnt be able to beat the trip, but this one just got better, setting the bar prety high

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The first trip - learning curve

Thu, 2010-08-05 07:55

Yep.....after last year which was awesome, the bar has been set pretty high, us southerners got a good look at tactics and techniques employed up that end of the country.....alot of what was learned is easily appliable down here to our local species.

October is slowly building up to the anticipation buzz I had last year before we left from cold miserableCanberra.Cry (was bad having to come home, out of Canberra airport in Tees n shorts, pissing down rain and 8 degrees!)

Looking forward to seeing the boys again. 

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