Red Emperor help

Gday everyone. Ive recently moved to Dampier and was wondering if anyone can help me out with some info regarding the mighty Red Emperor. Definately not after co-ords or anything (but if you are feeling generous!), just a point in the right general direction would be greatly appreciated. (Search function had mixed results). Getting tired of not catching anything!

Thanks in advance.

 

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Head towards Wandoo and sound

Tue, 2012-01-17 17:23

Head towards Wandoo and sound around the contour lines till you find a dropoff or some ground in 40+mtrs.

If its not too windy do a couple drifts and see what you score, but anchoring is better.

Livies or squid heads or snapper fillets/wings for bait.

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Where is Wandoo 

Fri, 2014-07-25 15:57

Where is Wandoo

 

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Wandoo is an oil platform

Fri, 2014-07-25 17:26

approx. 75km NW of Dampier, S20.08.28 E116.25.32

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before you head

Fri, 2014-07-25 20:43

mate suggest you get a map of the area and dont head to wandoo on your own the first time , weather conditions can change of the Pilbara coast quickly

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 deep water, i'm still

Tue, 2012-01-17 17:51

 deep water, i'm still looking for them mate so best of luck with them, you either need a nice day or a big boat to get to the red grounds out wide, night time is worth a crack too, sometimes calmer too.

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Reds

Wed, 2012-01-18 11:13

Pale Ale is pointing ya in the right direction, even 30-35 meters is productive, Mackeral and snapper are my proferred bait

and i will get them before sun down on a night fish which seems to produce the bigger reds, TIP........if scarlette sea perch are on

the chew you are in the right area

 

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Thanks heaps guys, and a HUGE

Wed, 2012-01-18 12:15

Thanks heaps guys, and a HUGE thanks to Mr Bigalow for the co-ordinates! Ill be sure to follow your instructions.

Will let you all know how I go!

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Read Gully's article

Wed, 2012-01-18 12:16

 In the free Reeltime mag. Issue 3 (links are at the top of the page.)

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Not a problem, dont get

Wed, 2012-01-18 13:42

Not a problem, dont get caught buy the supply boats!!!

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Now I am pretty sure you gave him the coords off a rig

Wed, 2012-01-18 13:46

or at least within an exclusion zone.

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exclusion zones

Wed, 2012-01-18 13:56

are 500 meters only. Cautionary zones are further out.

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I know

Wed, 2012-01-18 14:26

Thats why I suspect he might have given him a "joke" coordinate to within that zone.

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be preared to travel.Head

Wed, 2012-01-18 15:51

be preared to travel.

Head north out the damiper port past the anchored ships out to the 50m mark

 

Sound around, most fish out that way are not on lumps (The only lumps ive seen out there are small pieces of coral). Very productive on the rising tide, 2 hours before high.

Same as someone else said above, if your catching bycatches like rankin, reds are not far away!

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Thanks Bodie, hopefully Ill

Wed, 2012-01-18 17:00

Thanks Bodie, hopefully Ill get some bycatch like that!

Crasny1, I checked on the chart and the co-ords arent near a rig or anything, so I assume its all legit!

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Why would i give a "joke

Wed, 2012-01-18 17:14

Why would i give a "joke Coords" ??

 

Is this site full of people who didnt make the cop force and now police everyones helpfull comments??

 

fark sake

 

Good luck Juiced Up

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Skeptical

Wed, 2012-01-18 17:29

Neels was just skeptical is all, you dont hear of many kind folk giving away spots these days. Koudos to you for doing so. Dont take any offence bigalow.

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I was a little sceptical and it was not intended

Thu, 2012-01-19 13:25

to cause anything other than a laugh. It is unusual for anyone to give a stranger a spot and I thought this might have been a prank.

All in fun mate. Im from up here aswell and have to find your own spots, and then keep them close to heart. That doesnt mean I dont give away pointers to spots, just not grid points.

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Fishing help

Fri, 2014-07-25 15:56

Hi Mr Bigalow, I am taking my 16 yr old son out fishing this weekend and would love some direction on puting him on some decent fish. I have a older boat and dont want to go to far passed the islands. Any help will be appreciated.

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Fishing help

Fri, 2014-07-25 15:56

Hi Mr Bigalow, I am taking my 16 yr old son out fishing this weekend and would love some direction on puting him on some decent fish. I have a older boat and dont want to go to far passed the islands. Any help will be appreciated.

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Co-ords

Thu, 2012-01-19 12:43

Yes please MR Bigalow, can never have enough on the gps HAHA

 

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The advise given

Thu, 2012-01-19 13:33

is correct. I find the tide is critical with by far the best 3hrs before and leading in ti high tide.

On the sounder as mentioned you dont see much but look for small variations in bottom, like subtle rises and falls. Depper better, but >50m the chance of getting it to the surface drops due to the Taxmen honing in.

I fish 30-40m, but have caught 6 reds in a row between the Mrs and I (2kept only as we only eat fresh not frozen fish) in 13m of water on the edge of a snapper hotspot that gaurantees you a feed off tasty NWsnappers, big flag and MJ's, amongst others. Again this was towards the top off the tide.

Most we have caught have been on dark, and they bite through the night, unlike coral trout that goes night night.

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Mr Bigalow is a  good  sort. 

Mon, 2012-01-23 13:28

Mr Bigalow is a  good  sort.  Took me  to  his Secret landbased  Barra spot last week and  we  got smashed on all sorts  of placcies and lures. Sure  beats  sweating  it  out  in  my  tinny  all day keeping  the  flies  company  at Nickol river  and  airport/fields  creek! Still  had plenty of  time  for  a  brew  and  counter  meal at point samson tavern after! Skimpies would have topped off a  great day! Good onya biggaboo!

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not hard realy

Fri, 2014-07-25 20:50

head out miles past sea bouy once you hit 50m sound around for gravel / rubble bottem then drop your live squid you caught behind angel island