Pinkie drought hammered

 With tuesday night being so calm Sandy and i decided its too nice to sit in front of the tv. 

We headed out to our pubkie spot around 6:30 and got lines in the water waiting for sunset. Hardly a breath of wind at all. It was all quiet until about 8:30  when a line started screaming big time. I grabed the rod and the fight was on with a number of screaming runs peeling the line off like it was in freespool and about 1/2 an hour a nice size hammer came boatside and gaffed later weighing in (gutted) 20kg. Not too long after another line took off. The old sigma shakespear real was getting an almighty workout not ro mention me. This time there was no slowing it down and afteer about 150 mtrs of line was peeled off the knot at the swivel had busted . 

At about 9 the sounder started showing fish underneath and with a jiggle of the burley bag and a few minuits Sandy was on with a punkie that came in at 6 1/2 kg . It went quiet for a while and then the tip of another rod started to bounce . I grabbed the rod and it loaded up with some massivevheadshakes. In about 5 minuits i had my first shallow water pinkie in the net . Ended up at 870 long and 71/4kg. To say i was happy was an understatement. At that stage all went quiet with only a fiddler comming up. Another successful night out. 

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 Very nice bag Russ.

Wed, 2018-01-17 17:36

 Very nice bag Russ.

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 sounds like a great night

Wed, 2018-01-17 17:38

 sounds like a great night few good meals there.

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 rather be fishing

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Wed, 2018-01-17 18:01

 Great fish there Russ, you guys have it good now.

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 Awesome fish there

Wed, 2018-01-17 18:50

 Awesome fish there mate

Sounds like a great night out on the water

Well done

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Well done.

Wed, 2018-01-17 19:19

 Well done Russ & Sandy, that boat will be getting smelly sooner than you think if ya keep this up. Haha

Cant wait to get my new tub in the water & hope to get amongst it like you.

Few more lil things to do & all set to go, bring on them great summer days & evenings....

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Killing it Russ & Sandy

Wed, 2018-01-17 19:44

They're good fun in the shallow water eh 

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Well done russ

Wed, 2018-01-17 19:49

 Looks like that boat is earning its keep already!

well done on the pinkies 

 

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 thanks guys. its great to

Wed, 2018-01-17 20:44

 thanks guys. its great to get the fresh fish to be able to share with our families. been way too long .

Deckie, nah the boat dont stink , it gets cleaned too often for that. 

just keep busting the cheap rod holders. going stainless from now tho 

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Seems like you

Wed, 2018-01-17 22:18

 Have that spot figured out ! Have you caught anything off it during the day like yellowtail kingfish. You'll get a few fillets of that haul.

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good haul mate, got to be

Thu, 2018-01-18 04:19

good haul mate, got to be happy with that!

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great stuff

Thu, 2018-01-18 07:10

 good work Russ , your having some good sessions mate .

 

 

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Dominators' CATCH !!

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 cheers  Ryan, yeah some good

Thu, 2018-01-18 16:09

 cheers  Ryan, yeah some good sessions and workouts , having fun tho. 

Ranmar850. yeah the dominator is doninating the pinks atm . certainly not the sharks we have got a few but mostly busting free 

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 What are you using for

Fri, 2018-01-19 08:42

 What are you using for berley and bait?

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 were using strips of mullet

Fri, 2018-01-19 16:49

 were using strips of mullet and just minced up fish thats frozen or livies if i can get one, 1 of the pinks nailed a live taylor 

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russ

Fri, 2018-01-19 09:06

 and what depth are you fishing Russ?

 

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 only fishing in 10 mtrs,

Fri, 2018-01-19 16:50

 only fishing in 10 mtrs, they are going hard tho and dirty

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Excellent

Fri, 2018-01-19 20:10

Well done Russ, boat paying off indeed!!

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 thanks Adam. yeah the boat

Sat, 2018-01-20 07:22

 thanks Adam. yeah the boat is paying off, gets us out there instead of just watching tv 

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