Got some Juju going, epic day out.

Well after a few months earlier in the year of catching SFA just about every session, the tide has started turning and fish are starting to jump in the boat again! After checking seabreeze early in the week I hatched a plan with joelborg92 to head out for a pinky session then a muck around on the shallow reefs to look for some tailor, but after checking Meteye the night before I changed the plans to head out wide for a sambo jig after a pinky session as their forecast was much more favourable compared to seabreeze.

Heading out under the cover of darkness the following morning I still hadn't decided which area I was going to fish, the first 5mins after leaving the ramp I was heading north, then changed back to heading south, then north again, quick check on the phone to check the wind observations then made the call to go south. First spot I sounded over and did a quick check on current direction and really wasnt feeling that confident I pushed on to an old-faithful spot from the old boat that I had not really fished in the current boat. As Joel was feeding out the anchor the screw on the shackle to the rope fell out but he managed to grab the last bit of chain as it was going through the bow-sprit. Well nearly losing the anchor and watching my $250 pair of sunnies fall from the console, bounce off the gunnel and falling into the drink just 10 minutes earlier and the sun had not even poked its head over the ranges yet had me thinking it was going to be one of those days again where I get home and feel like taking a few pics of the boat and chucking it up on gumtree! Well with the pinks smashing baits and plastics but the score being 0-5 after just 45mins, with every fish making it to the same bombie or pulling hooks I was still tossing up what price I was going to put on the gumtree ad! As Joel was re-rigging his plastics outfit his drift-bait outfit took off and urged me to grab it, this one felt much smaller than what we had been hooking previously and I steered him away from the bombie with ease.


Before not too long the score was about 1-10 with rods just constantly buckling over, few more in the reef and pulled hooks but it seemed now the taxman had also arrived and was taking his cut. Then Joel managed 2 horses cracking a new PB at 86cm, these fish taking a bait and plastic just under the surface in the burley trail and also had an epic hook-up on fly with a pink nabbing the fly just metres from the boat as he was feeding line out, unfortunately that fish didnt make it to the boat. I was dropping fish left, right and center.





Getting to the sambo grounds it wasnt looking that great with no fish on the sounder just a lot of bait showing. We were quickly proven otherwise with a double hookup on a pair of pup sambos to warm up on.


Then I completed the bag with a 650 dhu that took the plastic on the sink, not a bad sambo bycatch.


The sambos kept coming, white plastics over 7inch is my go-to for sambos, I find jigs a bit hit and miss but they'll never turn down a placcie. The fish seemed to be getting bigger with every drift.




With the Sambos really starting to fire up, starting to show on the sounder and following up hooked fish Joel pulled out the fly gear again and nailed his first sambo on fly, leaving plenty of room for an upgrade in the future.


Another dhu on the plastic, brought up nice and slow and popped up in great condition to be sent back down on the release weight.


As I said earlier, with the fish getting bigger every drift, Joel nailed another PB with this sambo on the last drop of the day. Was a great way to end the day and we skipped back in at 28knts with a complete glass off. You wont see my tub on Gumtree just yet.



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Such a good morning out!

Thu, 2017-08-24 14:14

Such a good morning out!

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 Awesome write up Beau,

Thu, 2017-08-24 14:29

 Awesome write up Beau, always love your reports!!!

Obviously  the sun not being a factor on pinky bite times??

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Was nice and cloudy when we

Thu, 2017-08-24 14:38

Was nice and cloudy when we first got out and we were having some good runs, I mentioned to Joel that I was not liking how the clouds were thinning out and would soon be full sun and I lost a bit of faith when it did but then all hell broke loose at about 9am with hookup after hookup. What we did have in our favour was very murky water and probably the fastest current ive experienced out on the water carrying our burley very far.


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Nice work, great report.

Thu, 2017-08-24 14:50

Nice work, great report. Sambo on fly would of been awesome ! 


Interesting re: the 9am hot bite session. Tides4fishing did suggest a bite time between 8.19 and 9.19. So it looks quite acurate.


I assume this is in 30m+ of water - can I please ask how you burley ? Been thinking about using burley when targetting pinks and dhus in the deeper water.


Well done

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Great write up and pics

Thu, 2017-08-24 14:52

They are really great pics, nice clean fish and in prime condition. Your write up is great also thank you for the post.
Sunnies, yep had a few pairs of expensive sunnies take a trip over the side at various times, very damaging on the back pocket, now I have a strap attached as well as a couple of corks, took a bit of getting used too at first but saved some dollars from going for a swim.

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Francis the snapper were in

Thu, 2017-08-24 14:56

Francis the snapper were in shallow, I like 8-15m this time of year. Unweighted baits and light jigheads.
I wouldnt be such a mean bastard to make my deckie pull an anchor from 30m+ haha


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 Haha I've been on the

Thu, 2017-08-24 21:42

 Haha I've been on the receiving end of pulling the anchor from that deep more than I'd like to admit. It's a right of passage as a deckie isn't it ?? 


Nice fish and thanks for the tip !

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I'll score "oneday" Beau

Thu, 2017-08-24 15:02

 You guys had a great day out,good doogs.


all aggressive fish love bigjohnsjigs

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Thu, 2017-08-24 16:47

good write up! 

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 epic day out guys. looks

Thu, 2017-08-24 18:14

 epic day out guys. looks loike you had a fun day for sure. well done 


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Some good

Thu, 2017-08-24 18:33

Pics there .

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 Very nice

Thu, 2017-08-24 19:47

 Very nice

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 Great session and write up

Thu, 2017-08-24 19:49

 Great session and write up

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Thu, 2017-08-24 20:21

 I wouldnt mind a mornign like that.

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Nice mate

Fri, 2017-08-25 10:52

I really need to get out soon to scratch my pinkie itch! 


aka Nick

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Good stuff beau

Fri, 2017-08-25 21:47

 Good fish with a good read.  Well done!!!


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 Great report, sounds and

Sat, 2017-08-26 05:25

 Great report, sounds and looks like you had an awsome session in some very tough conditions by the looks of it and dont be silly about selling the boat haha its fishing not catching, i would've sold all my gear many times over if donuts were to go by. Cheers for sharing


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Sat, 2017-09-09 09:44

Great report, Wicked session!

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 Do u fish in  between taking

Mon, 2017-09-11 20:21

 Do u fish in  between taking  photos lol 

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Nah maggot no time for

Tue, 2017-09-12 09:30

Nah maggot no time for fishing while on the boat


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 Lol.mate you always  do a

Wed, 2017-09-13 06:37

 Lol.mate you always  do a good right up and take  plenty  great  pics

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Great write up yet again

Fri, 2017-09-15 17:59

Great write up yet again Beau. Nice fish and pics!

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what a cracker day

Wed, 2017-09-20 06:17

 pictures are amazing well done !


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