I have become Dhuish

So a couple weeks ago a couple of mates and myself decided to head a couple hours north of Perth and chase some dhuies from the kayaks. I arranged to finish work in Pinjarra a couple of hours early so I could get up there at a reasonable time. I got to the spot and set up camp and then got the yak ready to launch in the morning. Forecast was 15kts sse but when we got up the wind was around 5 kts from the south, not even enough wind to sail :(

We fished about 6 hours on the first day and about 4 on the second.Tally for me on the first day was 4 dhuies in depths ranging from 4 to 10 mts. My dhuies for the day were 65, 73, 83 and 89cm. Only one of the other guys caught a dhuie and he also got a sized sambo.

On the second day I headed out to the drop off about 5 kms off, I got 2 dhuies in quick succession in a matter of 30 minutes. The first was 89cm and 13.5 kg and the second was 55cm released. Makes the trip well worth it.

5 of my fish were caught on a Big John's Jigs 1 oz Shad head with a 5/0 hook and an Abrohlos Tackle 5 inch Mcpaddle in white. 1 was caught on a gold metal jig.

Fish were caught between 4 and 10 mts water.

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Tue, 2017-09-12 12:46

Great fishing in anyone's language Jamie.  


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Well done

Tue, 2017-09-12 13:15

Thats a fair effort and great reward.

Sail out with the offshore and back in with the onshore? 


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Thanks, yes that is the plan

Tue, 2017-09-12 13:17

Thanks, yes that is the plan but doesn't always work out that way

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Mate tthats ....

Tue, 2017-09-12 13:19

impressive off a yak hopefully I can do the same off the ski !!!!! 

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Thanks, l actually do it

Tue, 2017-09-12 13:26

Thanks, l actually do it fairly regularly, trip prior to this one to same place I landed 4 to 88 cm

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Great Effort

Tue, 2017-09-12 13:25

 Great effort.  Don't need to head far offshore or need big boats to get amongst it all.  Mind sharing general region you were in? Assuming Greenhead/Leeman?

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North of Two Rocks :)

Tue, 2017-09-12 13:28

North of Two Rocks :)

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 Don't need to be too far

Tue, 2017-09-12 14:27

 Don't need to be too far away from the populous to get into great fishing.  Good stuff.

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Good work

Tue, 2017-09-12 13:54

 Nice job on the fish. Even better job getting em on your trimarans . I'm in the middle of a trimaran project at the moment. Can't wait to drag a lure whilst sailing along!!! 


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Thanks Is actually a Hobie

Tue, 2017-09-12 14:11

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Good write up and pics

Tue, 2017-09-12 15:43

A dhuie in 4 metres of water now that would be something, I bet you new you were alive with that. Great going, did you have a spot picked out or just take a chance on a lump you came across on this trip. What ever the circumstance to get a dhuie in such shallow water is IMO quite a feat. Special catches like that add to the flavour when you eat them, well that's what I think any way.

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 Thanks MeglodonI actually

Tue, 2017-09-12 18:16

 Thanks Meglodon

I actually target dhus in the shallows, look for little edges, depressions etc. They are actually quite challenging and I think having the yak is an advantage over tinnys etc as we are so quiet in comparison to boats

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 well done. great effort in

Tue, 2017-09-12 16:43

 well done. great effort in the shallows and in a yak. gotta be stoked


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 Good stuff jamie. Been

Tue, 2017-09-12 18:17

 Good stuff jamie. Been hanging to get up that way for a while now, this makes me wanna get up there wven more now. Cheers for sharing


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Tue, 2017-09-12 19:09

 Epic from the yak, awesome!


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 Good fish guys

Wed, 2017-09-13 12:36

 Good fish guys

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You might have a very valid point

Wed, 2017-09-13 13:12

You might be right on the money with the idea that boats are alarming in shallow water, big shadow, noise and such. I always (when I remember)try to lower the anchor chain and anchor carefully over the side to keep the noise down no matter what depth of water I'm anchoring in.
Quite apart from saving the paint work I can just imagine some fish quietly mooching around on the bottom then having all hell break loose as a large chunk of steel followed by 6 metres of chain comes lobbing right next to you.

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Wasn't there a famous West

Wed, 2017-09-13 13:58

Wasn't there a famous West Ozzy farming pioneer and named an electorate after that you just became - DhuYak!!!
Well done and amazing.


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