It's all about exploring

 Another day out exploring new ground. This time we ventured out past the anchorage for the ships to look around at some of the ground . Again we found the fish. Sandy got our first pilbara red , unfortunately it was a bit on the small size but love the color of them.  Managed another good haul of blue lined emperor with a couple of big ones amongst them. Sandy found out first hand how hard the big catfish fight (kept for bait next trip). I hooked up while sorting that out and expecting to see a monster fish on the line going by the fight as it got close to the surface I had 1 trout on the top set of hooks (released straight away) and on the bottom set of hooks a nice trout and a blue lined emperor  , my first triple hookup. Certainly surprised me . Ended up cruising in on 22 knots.  Great day on new ground so we're going to explore a lot more building up our spots out from hedland 

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I stand to be corrected

Mon, 2022-04-18 09:38

 But the largest emp is what I call a true spangled emperor, there is a subtle difference between a blue lined and a spanglie 

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 Agree on the different

Mon, 2022-04-18 10:10

 Agree on the different species. Havnt seen a spanglie up here yet. 

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The one your wife is holding

Mon, 2022-04-18 11:56

 I would call as a spanglie

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 First one is a spangled

Mon, 2022-04-18 13:46

 First one is a spangled emperor and the one you are holding with the coral trout is a blue line emperor or black snapper.They are very similarThe blue line head is a bit elongated and the one you are holding is a good size Spangled emperor grow to double that size.The black snapper used to turn up at Carnarvon jetty sometimes and 450mm was a good size.The limit was 250mm not sure now

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 I have had a better look the

Mon, 2022-04-18 13:48

 I have had a better look the first on is a very big blue line that has gone pale.Spangles at that size have blue spots and radiated lines on the snout

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Black snapper

Mon, 2022-04-18 13:51

 The one Sandy is holding is definitely a black snapper or blue line emperor, they sometimes lose their colour when you spike them

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 Definately all blue lines

Mon, 2022-04-18 14:49

 Definately all blue lines there. Better eating than spangos. 

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 Cheers for the clarification

Mon, 2022-04-18 19:03

 Cheers for the clarification on black snapper as I was sure they all were . 

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 Nice bag any way you look at

Thu, 2022-04-21 12:22

 Nice bag any way you look at it Russ.

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All look like grassie's and

Thu, 2022-04-21 12:29

All look like grassie's and just a bit pale.

We quite often got good sized catfish when fishing for red's.

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 My understanding is they are

Fri, 2022-04-22 12:24

 My understanding is they are also known as grassies and north west snapper. If you Google black snapper it comes up as grassie emperor 

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Yep, plenty of names, I use

Fri, 2022-04-22 12:49

Yep, plenty of names, I use to call the tricky snapper in Darwin lol

Great eating as I prefer the big flakes to coral trout, everyone thought I was crazy as I would happily take the grassie's home at the end of the day when a few of us would head out.

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 Nothing wrong with them at

Fri, 2022-04-22 14:02

 Nothing wrong with them at all. Had a few feeds of them now. Beer battered for dinner tonight actually 

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 Yummo

Fri, 2022-04-22 14:19

 Yummo