My First Pinky!! On Soft Plastic

Decided to take the missus out for a break from the kids this morning. Bought her a Pink Shimano Lipstix and an Okuma Femme Fatale and she was keen to get it wet. Got out to our destination and wasted no time in gettin some soft plastics twitchin around. A few taps straight up saw us bringing in tail-less lures. We persisted in flickin and didn't have to wait too long for the sounder to pick up a decent school under our drift. With hopes high we tried our best to entice a hit then both of us got hits, both thinking we were snagging weed. We were on at the same time. Unfortunately wifey's run was short lived. After a 10 minute fight on my 6'6" Ugly Stick and a lot of excitement on both our parts, we landed a 5Kg 77cm Snapper. My first size Snapper. Handbrake had her fun with a nice sweep which kept her happy and more importantly interested! It was our first time out "deep" together so was doing my best to keep her interested. After a friendly visit from fisheries we called it a day at 10. Handbrake is slowly getting the bug and I'm sure a nice Dhuey or Pinky should do the trick.

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Great fish daemo, good

Wed, 2010-09-15 20:36

Great fish daemo, good capture on the placcy.


What type was it mate?

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well done on your first,

Wed, 2010-09-15 20:39

well done on your first, especially one of that size on plastic. pity about the lady not getting one. a sweep is better than nothing.looks like you had a nice day on the water


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Great snapper mate ,one fish

Wed, 2010-09-15 21:03

Great snapper mate ,one fish I don't have much luck with..All that is about to change.that grey sp seems to be getting some fish as it seems to pop up in quite a few pics


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Nice work Daemo, I havent

Wed, 2010-09-15 21:42

Nice work Daemo, I am yet to claim a pinky this year on a plastic but will be trying again this weekend. Fingers crossed.....


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Very nice snapper there daemo

Wed, 2010-09-15 22:01

I am sure there a lot more to come for you on the soft plastics.


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a sweep on the boat is

Thu, 2010-09-16 06:25

a sweep on the boat is better than a sweep round the yard. Wink

very nice pinky too.


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Nice Pinkie and I hope that

Thu, 2010-09-16 06:43

Nice Pinkie and I hope that Sweep doesn't make its way onto the flight menu!

Cheers Pete

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The plastic was a Gulp Jerk

Thu, 2010-09-16 07:54

The plastic was a Gulp Jerk Shad. They'd sold out of nuclear chickens so i think it was a curried chicken or something. Can't remember but sure you be able to find what the grey ones are. The sweep definately went back in the water, but the pinky was not so lucky. The feed last night was deeee-lish!!! My wife doesn't eat fish apparently.... but she certainly destroyed the grilled basted snapped i served her up for dinner last night!! Just waiting for some decent weather now to get out in my tinny (Dirty Oar) again.

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Good snap mate well done,

Thu, 2010-09-16 08:57

Good snap mate well done, 'Handbrake' had me giggling still have the welts over my ears when I had to one day explain that to the chief.

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Great fish, great trip!!

Thu, 2010-09-16 20:19

Great fish, great trip!! Looks like a 5 inch Berkely gulp or powerbait in smelt. Smelts work well up my way.