quick S bend report

Hi everyone

I went up to S bend for the long weekend which for me started on thurs night after work I left and headed up the new fantastic coastal road.  I called in to a mates house in Dongara for a few beers and crashed on his couch moving on to S bend the next morning.  After setting up my tent etc at the caravan park I headed down to Lucy's to fish the 11am high tide and then through to the late evening high tide.  The gutter looked as great as I have seen it but as i suspected full moon shuts down the tailor action.  I caught a few herring on dusk and used them as live bait.  One herring got absolutely smashed in half and my bottom snelled 6/0 gamakatsu octopus circle got bent in half!!!!!! so dissapointingly that was the first day over.  the next morning i fished slips hoping there would be some action there, some guys next to me got a few herring and a guy from my fishing club got a 20 kilo sambo not bad off the beach.  Fellow Fishwrecked member Johnray rocked up mid morning so i took him on the S bend tour before the fishing comp kicked off at midday.  Once again we based ourselves at Lucy's for merely a few herring and some guys next to us got a couple of undersize mulloway then a nice 6-8kilo version, saw a guy get one of the biggest buffies I have seen at 7.5 kilo.  The following day we fished south, past the surf beaches where the gutters start for 1 shovelnose although i had a large tailor strike and miss at a whole herring i was winding back in on a paternoster rig.

The last morning of the comp we elected for a sleep in as did most of the crew but the guys who had a crack managed a few tailor to 1 kilo and some wirah cod which goes to show with the moon phasing out there would start to be a bit more Tailor action.

I have been a bit spoilt with my last couple of trips to the area with the tailor action being hot.  I have still not landed a mulloway either I had a whole herring/scaley or fillet in the water for most of the time I was fishing so the quest for a LB mulloway goes on.

Either way fish or no fish great to be out on the beaches in a top location

cheers

Rig


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sweet i love it down there.

Wed, 2010-09-29 18:07

sweet i love it down there. did you use quad bikes?

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I was up at port Gregory

Wed, 2010-09-29 18:11

I was up at port Gregory with Fremantle fishing club. Not much else was weighed in either. I got a mulloway 7.8kg filled and gutted and me other mate got a 10kg one. Other than that I got 6 tailor to 1.5 kg each. So looks like a quiet weekend all round.

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i didn't

Wed, 2010-09-29 18:13

i didn,t but i usually push my 4wd to the limits, the beach is good all along up there at the moment

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Nice report am heading back

Wed, 2010-09-29 18:15

Nice report am heading back up this weekend and am quietly confident of braking my mulloway pb.Should be good

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geez

Wed, 2010-09-29 18:20

geez cudbfishn thats not too bad lol.

good luck nellyi reckon the tailor will be well and truly back on the bite

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Yeah saw huge schools of

Wed, 2010-09-29 18:29

Yeah saw huge schools of 50cm tailor out of casting distance 3 weeks ago so should be a few about i think

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Oh also my uncle got 2 nice

Wed, 2010-09-29 18:31

Oh also my uncle got 2 nice tailor. 73 and 77 cm. Were massive

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Yeah i think most of the

Wed, 2010-09-29 18:37

Yeah i think most of the jumbos have headed back out but will try my Number 1 tailor spot saturday morning to see if theres any still about.My best was 68cm 3.2kg this year buy saw much larger.

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yes that was my sambo

Thu, 2010-09-30 14:20

yes that was my sambo mate...im with the surfcasters.....boys reckon it was round the 17kg mark

 

also fished 9 mile for a couple of hrs for some tailor to 800gr which would have been good formully  bait if the big ones were around

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aha

Thu, 2010-09-30 14:48

hey 499 did the tailor action ramp up for monday night

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Nice Report!

Thu, 2010-09-30 14:53

I'm off up there on a lone sojurne on Saturday morning until Monday. The weather looks like it will be testing but a good southerly is great there to stir up the Tailor. How were the beaches to the south Rig?

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the south beaches are like

Thu, 2010-09-30 15:38

the south beaches are like a highway Vince and shouldnt have changed too much.  there wasn't much weed around either.  the gutters that end aren't super deep but there is always fish down there

good luck

rig

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monday nite fished for a

Thu, 2010-09-30 18:45

monday nite fished for a couple of tailor on beaches......looked for soupy water, turbid........thats where i caught mine throwing 8oz n bait as far as i could.........finished round 2 hrs aftr dark....caught 2 and lost 3.....no green backs though...back to the caravan park for a feed, some grey goose and a sleep....total for the weekend was 7 tailor, 1 sambo and 1 school mully.......was entertaining at least

the school mully that hit like a tailor.......gave him a kiss and sent him back

i hate full moons....more miss than hit

dont drive on the beaches unless you like digging

Rig see you at the next wednesday meet or field day

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Got to love S-Bend! Me

Thu, 2010-09-30 20:13

Got to love S-Bend!
Me thinks Easter is the best time of year there!
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yep

Thu, 2010-09-30 21:02

easter is good but crowded

look forward to it 499

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Don't bother going public

Thu, 2010-09-30 21:15

Don't bother going public holidays.Most of the other times there are very few fishos about.Did 7 trips during winter and saw maybe 2 other fisho's over that time near my spots.

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Need to set up a rod holder on the Disco

Thu, 2010-09-30 21:32

I have a feeling that poppers and slices will work really well but that means no live baiting unless I need to lose a whole set of gear (which I have in the past Frown). I'm getting a little excited right now. Come on Saturday! Oh, and BTW.. Go Saints!

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