Ocean Reef


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i do similar fishing

Mon, 2013-01-21 09:03

a) pick your days, bad conditions are unpleasant, strong easterlies coming home a nightmare.

b) when fishing the 3 mile look out for swell can surprise you.

 

that being said - whiting - close in on sand patches, even bait chaser rigs,

 

Burns rocks - the obvious ones to the north, burley around there for herring, garfish and skippy and squid. protected from westerlies.

 

but really most would fish near the three mile. You can troll with succees this time of year for bonito, tailor, sambos, tuna and spanish mackeral a chance.

 

Your best chance of success is skippy, eat okay, fight hard and not too hard. drop a reef anchor in say 12 - 15 m and burley regularly small pieces of mulie regularly, fish say size 1 hooks on a paternoster, try a few baits, alll should work. I have probably done best on bluebaits on very small gang hooks.

 

You will catch a lot of wrasse, enjoy the catching or you will get upset. can get black arse and if over 30 cm this is a very tasty fish.

 

flathead and king george around there in sandier bits are a delicious catch too.

 

Floating a mulie in your burley will bring some joy, with yellow tail kingfish and sambos, sharks and pink snapper and dhufish a very occassional catch.

 

Dawn/dusk more chance of the snapper.

 

that being said, we usually just catch a bunch of wrasse, some pretty fish and a feed of skippy.

 

 

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Troll the inside (east face)

Mon, 2013-01-21 09:07

Troll the inside (east face) of burns rocks (north of marina bout a kay offshore)in low swell, (this time of year) in morning will yeild tailor most of the time

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i'm in the same boat so to

Mon, 2013-01-21 11:51

i'm in the same boat so to speak. try not to burley too heavily as i found this is what always attracted the rays. if you have a gps punch in " 31°45.51S 115° 41.42E". its a small lump 2 mile out that ive had pretty busy days on. doesn't always fire but when its on ive gotten double hook up's of size dhu

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Nice first post dude! Not

Mon, 2013-01-21 13:16

Nice first post dude! Not many on here give up coords like that haha, yeah few of those bombies out there inside the 3

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Onya ...great forum openner

Mon, 2013-01-21 13:33

Onya ...great forum openner well done , that small lump will most probably look like the D9 in late october as from tomorrow ... but the question is with a user name of Naitanui can you be trusted...

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Just checked it, its marked

Mon, 2013-01-21 13:42

Just checked it, its marked on the navionics app ad the 3lump dhu spot by graham, few other bigget ones in the area iv been meanin to try, pre sunrise would be the go, dunno how the swells roll through there tho. Another spot we go to pre sunrise is a public coord and weve done alright on dhu pinks kg, 3 mile off scabs

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Thanks

Mon, 2013-01-21 16:32

Cheers for the feedback guys.

As I typed the coords it into the navionics app it came up under the name dhu. So I assume its a pretty public mark.

Feel free to delete the post though Natinui as i'm sure many others will find the post through google searches etc both now and over the years! Many thanks anyway mate!

I did notice some pretty big swells occasionally between the 2-3 mile mark so will keep an eye out, cant wait to get someting bigger for comfort, Ive got a pretty sore back today!

Assume most are using Mullies and Squid for bait, where is the best place to buy fresh bait? The tackle shops or is it best to by from a fresh fish market? Dont want to blow the budget on bait if not necessary howevr over East the YTKF and similar species wont touch anything thats not completely fresh at certian times of year!

Cheers

Jarrod

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 Just watch the swell if you

Mon, 2013-01-21 17:40

 Just watch the swell if you hit up that co ord, waves feather through there on a 2m and I've seen waves break around that area with a 2.5m + swell. Other wise you've go some good advice and there are plenty of spots out from ocean reef on the 3mile which can turn up some great fish.

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Thanks PaulIn the Tinny I try

Mon, 2013-01-21 18:39

Thanks Paul

In the Tinny I try and stick to 1-1.5m Max with winds <10knots, hope that discounts the chance of breaking waves! Can never be too careful out there!

Cheers

Jarrod