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 Went out from Mindarie to the 40"s for a nice day on the water. 

First drop of the day i rigged up a nice whiting on a 1 1/2 oz jig head and sent it south. Not long and i get a good pickup with a decent fish on. Put in some effort and get him up about 10m so pretty safe from the reefs when my nice fish decides that he must be heading in the wrong direction and he just takes off. Bloody thing just smokes my stradic, i see the backing and stop thumbing it to grab the spool, just a bit too late as i went to backing and as i really apply the brakes the line breakes at the join..:( Braid gone.

Fish fought like a sambo and if it was it would have been a PB by the feel, but not seen so lesson learned. Dont wait so long to lock up the spool.

Day ended up with a little Dhu (plenty of undersize) 2 baldies and a monster blackass.

And this strange looker below that i called as a buff but was confused because of the color and markings. What do you guys recon??

Strange one


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No idea

Wed, 2015-12-23 04:35

 But has the shape and body of a buff bream


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Looks like a western rock

Wed, 2015-12-23 05:48

Looks like a western rock black fish

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Western Sea Carp

Wed, 2015-12-23 06:49

Western sea carp is my guess

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Wed, 2015-12-23 07:38

 Western Rock Blackfish.

Good call Jarryd. Checked it out on the net and is WRB. Hangs in the same areas as a buffy and eats pretty well the same shit (weeds). Has the blue eye when zoomed in on.


 Sometimes when the water is quiet, you can hear the fish laughing at you !