metro Red Bass?


Picked up this beauty the other week was fat as around 7-8kg at a guess. Anyone got a positive i.d? Ive never caught a red bass but it looks like one?


Also picked up a nice spainyard on a cast metal. 

Big school of feeding mackies came straight toward us. skipper hooks up and gets snipped, then I get snipped. quick rerig (no wire) and I got lucky!



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Yep. Sure is. Pretty lost in

Fri, 2019-03-08 17:28

Yep. Sure is. Pretty lost in metro waters.  

Ive caught a few around the montes and Exmouth.  


Does anyone know where the love of god goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?

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 I call bullshit.... there

Fri, 2019-03-08 17:39

 I call bullshit.... there was cloud cover all day looks half sunny there.. Exmouth weather maybe

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 "The other week"

Fri, 2019-03-08 20:39

 "The other week"

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Never heard of a red bass

Fri, 2019-03-08 18:39

Never heard of a red bass metro but that's definately one. To top it of with a mack aswell! That would be hard to repeat. 

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You can put it down to climate change

Fri, 2019-03-08 19:20

I guess that is climate change for you 

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 awesome catch. northers

Fri, 2019-03-08 19:39

 awesome catch. northers species are migrating south to avoid the sharks . seem to be more and more these days heading down the coast


RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together

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Red bass

Fri, 2019-03-08 20:10

 Nice one jim. Did it smell fishy?


Anywhere anytime

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Didnt notice any smell mate.

Fri, 2019-03-08 20:54

Didnt notice any smell mate.

Cheers fellas super stoked.

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 I’m calling bullshit too !

Sat, 2019-03-09 10:54

 I’m calling bullshit too ! Show me a photo with a dhuy next to it 

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Ive seen the killshot photo

Sat, 2019-03-09 18:56

Ive seen the killshot photo with the rest of the bag, including a dhuie and a harly if remember correctly?
So epic, well done mate!


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 Nice work Jim, light gear?

Sat, 2019-03-09 20:56

 Nice work Jim, light gear? Go hard? 


Love the West!

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Bit rough ..

Sat, 2019-03-09 22:47

bit rough calling bullshit ... take the blokes word

i can recall 7 or 8yrs back I knew a bloke from

work that him and his mates hooked and landed

a sail off Hillarys!! Photos too prove it ..  

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Cheers fellas, I can

Sun, 2019-03-10 08:27

Cheers fellas, I can understand the doubt and was expecting some. For me it adds to the rareness of the capture!

Seakem 50lb braid for the bass, couldnt get my head around what it was when we got colour, 30lb braid for the macky both went hard as. Good fun!

Beau, was a cracker day and it sounds like you saw the skippers report.

cheers again