River blowies...

theres nothing i enjoy more than wasting a few hours down the swan river on a nice day flicking different soft plastics around the flats and structure looking for a waiting flathead or bream. The only problem with this is as soon as the softy hits the water it gets smashed by blowies! so annoying and a waste of time and money. Obviously the hard body lures are an option but is there any secrets to using the plastics without the headeche of blowfish? i know the further upstream i go the less blowies there are but i live near freo so this is my preffered area.


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Kull time i say!

Tue, 2008-03-18 15:03

Kull time i say!

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Unfortunately there's no way

Tue, 2008-03-18 16:24

Unfortunately there's no way around it other than keep moving or fish deeper or sight fish instead.

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hahah

Tue, 2008-03-18 20:43

well me and brad 93 were planing on having a comp witch in the swan river the person that can way in the most blowies wins get some sponsers happing hahah and have this comp

beacuse they are rilly starting to give me the shits ha 

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Yeah id be down for that and

Mon, 2010-01-11 09:38

Yeah id be down for that and im sure a few of my mates would be as well...

 

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blowie comp !!!!

Tue, 2008-03-18 21:39

that would be a great comp,score 10 points for a blowie, 5 for a brim, 2 for flattie etc etc, highest score wins :-)

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Good idea davey the better

Wed, 2010-01-06 14:07

Good idea davey the better the fish the lower the score... 1 point for mullaway.

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we all share your pain

Wed, 2008-03-19 06:49

we all share your pain mate.

my local marina's are infested too.  wonder how many $$$'s in sp's blowies chomp each year,... 

hang on, maybe honsu and other tackle shop guys are breeding them so we spend more money on tackle !

 

 

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I hate to ask this question,

Wed, 2008-03-19 18:06

I hate to ask this question, but What the ???
Are they the same as puffer fish ( toadies) or those rotten fortescue that sting the crap out of you if you touch their dorsals & pectorals ???
While youre at it what the ---- is a BLACK ARSE?
Yeah I`m a victorian getting ready to move over!

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black arse

Wed, 2008-03-19 18:13

hey rainbow a black arse is a breaksea cod

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Pig fish

Wed, 2008-03-19 18:52

Black spotted pig fish for me as the tastiest .

 

 

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Black

Wed, 2008-03-19 18:56

Black arse is one of the best eating fish
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So many fishing spots. Not enough sickies!!!!!!!

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Mouths waterin` already but

Sun, 2008-03-23 18:55

Mouths waterin` already but I suppose I will need a boat for black arse & BSP Fish?

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Yep

Mon, 2008-03-24 09:07

 

Back arse can be caught from shore but no often more on the  offshore reefs and BSP fish are from deep water reefs , I would swap a Break sea cod for a pig fish any day , might just be me but I love them over any other fish .

 

only thing I can't do with a pig fish is SASHIMI I would Rather a nice Tuna or Bonito for that or even a big 'ol Amberjack .

HMMM might have to see the skipper for a trip out to the Amberjack reef , Wasabi, soy and a little sesame oil , hold the fillet over a flame to seal the outside then thinly slice the meat , ohhhhhhh yum ,

 

 thats it I'm off to see the skipper .

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shashimi??

Wed, 2008-03-26 19:15

Hell thats another new one on me. I love salmon sushi so maybe its similar ??
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ldid my share in blowie

Thu, 2009-05-21 17:50

ldid my share in blowie culling last weekend left 20 or so of the peskys bastards hanging in a tree knew those little mustard bait rigs would come in handy one day haha

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give the snapbacks ago bit

Fri, 2009-05-22 10:39

give the snapbacks ago bit more blowie tough or the maria plastics i think that is what they are called they have craws and crabs that can hanlde the blowies

 

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Avoid the pink ones

Thu, 2009-11-19 19:05

I have found that if your trying to avoid blowies your better off using anything but a pink lure. It kinda sucks that sometimes the pink ones are the best but the blowies just smash them.

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Sashimi

Thu, 2009-11-19 19:42

Sashimi is raw fish mate. Similar to sushi. Lot of S's in that sentance huh?

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same story in the collie river

Thu, 2009-11-19 20:59

same story in the collie river.

i try to fish for bream with bait, hard bodies, softies, jigs, absolutely anything they will tear to shreds!!!!! i was catching them of the collie bridge with a plain mustad long shank hook!

they saw the colour and straight away all over it they are sooooooooooo stupid!

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Blowies should not exist

Sun, 2009-12-27 15:22

I think we should all put our heads together and invent blowie repellent that is also all other fish attractant.

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My cousin went to Thailand...

Sun, 2009-12-27 15:43

my cousin went to thailand and they were selling blowfish.... they actually eat them.

We could start exporting them.

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those are a different

Sun, 2009-12-27 17:53

those are a different species of blowfish, infact another family altogether....toadfish family, ie doesnt puff up.

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Have been huge schools of

Sun, 2009-12-27 19:43

Have been huge schools of blowys heading north along comet bay. Every ten meters or so you see a brown cloud in the water. Would be easy to wipe out.Where do they come from and where are they going always heading north?

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Dont know what they're doin

Wed, 2010-01-06 14:05

Dont know what they're doin but they can go north all they want if it gets them further away from here Tongue out

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