Last week in the NW

 With the stars aligning last week I was able to get up to Gods County and get amongst it!

The weather was looking good for fishing Sunday through to Wednesday so we went up for the first time for me at this time of the year.  

Camp was quiet, flys were way better than earlier and night and day temps were perfect.

Sunday resulted in 2 x nice Baldy's , 1 huge Rankin , 1 x Estuary Cod , 1 x ok Spangly and a couple of Flags.

Monday was a good day although the wind blew up from the North and we had to punch back into it.

 3 x good Rankin , double header of good Spangly's , 1 x nice Red and a couple more Flags. All over in about 1 hour . A fish a drop with a bit of a rest half way to regroup. Dolphins escort for about 5 min on the way in really topped off a great morning.

Tuesday was average - fished different ground as eyes were on us from crew not getting much and we didnt either bugga..

Wednesday we went on the hunt for new turf and we found it! got onto a patch of Reds but after the third the sharks moved in and worked us over. We moved slowly and not far enough but kept on finding ground that we wanted to try as was loaded.

At one point after deploying the drifty the pricks were up and going for that without a bait in the water! So we kept moving on. I think I marked around 12- 15 new spots working our way back to where we normally fish. We did add another couple of Cod and a couple of nice Cobia(not like scotto's) to the esky plus more.

Whales , turtles and sea snakes going off everywhere , bit of surface bait bubbling but no spanish , just one sharkie on the Wednesday.

All up was a great break and cant wait to do it again.

 

Esky shot from the Monday and we had started working on the fish but thought better get a pic of whats left. Cheers 

 

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Awesome

Wed, 2019-09-18 12:50

So give me a clue.....Gnaraloo, Steep Point, Ningaloo, Coral Bay????

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 First guess ;) 

Wed, 2019-09-18 14:16

 First guess ;) 

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is

Wed, 2019-09-18 15:49

a good guess 

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Sounds good

Wed, 2019-09-18 14:12

 Tot, yeah where?

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 You've certanly got your

Wed, 2019-09-18 14:16

 You've certanly got your area dialed in up ther mate, very jelly. 

See you on Sat.

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haha yep Andy knows

Wed, 2019-09-18 14:40

edit - ol mate wont be happy if I give too much away.

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Then we do i guess

Wed, 2019-09-18 16:26

 

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 any excuse to get away up

Wed, 2019-09-18 16:34

 any excuse to get away up north for a fish is a good excuse. well done on the fish you got , all great eating .

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Thanks for the report

Wed, 2019-09-18 17:30

By the looks of the loaded escy you had a great time and put some fillets away for a few good feeds in the future.
Well done

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Thanks

Wed, 2019-09-18 19:36

trips out have been few and far the last couple of years so to make the quick dash and score felt very rewarding. Cant wait to revisit the new spots! Cheers  

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Gods country

Thu, 2019-09-19 21:15

Indeed! Good haul. Love it when it’s firing up there. No place I’d rather be.  

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Looking after your catch

Fri, 2019-09-20 08:35

Not sure how cold the water temp is, or the ambient, but surely a bit more ice would ensure your catch doesn't go off.
When the stomach contents are left in, fish tend to go off much quicker than without !
Just saying.

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 It's pretty hard up there

Fri, 2019-09-20 15:33

 It's pretty hard up there for a good ice supply, we start off with blocks and are usually gone by midday. But we just keep flushing the water in my kill tanks with fresh water every hour, never had a problem with fillet quality or fish going off. 

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That

Fri, 2019-09-20 15:59

was about half way through filleting. Fish were cold as. 

But yeah we have 2l milk bottles in there frozen and a wet hessian bag on the top when im not about to take a pic.

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Thanks for the explanation.

Sat, 2019-09-21 08:17

Living in the tropics, 14th parallel you can't get away with not processing. I have witnessed a case where 5-6 decent fish around 50cm finger mark were placed in 1 large plastic bag in the esky full of ice with stomach contents in, they went off.
They went into icebox within 30 minutes of capture and bleeding.
Hessian bags used for most everything boating up here.
And can be handy when dry bogged in sand as bog mats.

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 Agree on the hesian, we use

Sat, 2019-09-21 09:01

 Agree on the hesian, we use fresh one's on the filleting table up there. Give really good grip.

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