Saturday fish

 After pulling the pin on Friday, I was desperate to get out so convinced the decoy to be up at stupid o clock and bashed out to the fads. Was a bit bumpy but not bad. First fad luckily got there first, managed 1 drift before the spear is turned up. Got 2 fat skipjack tuna. Mate was keen to try them, figured if no good would at least make excellent bait! We're bloody good fun on the light gear!! Reels screaming. Then left once the spear fishers were ready. Went to the next fad and someone was there being a bit of a muppet. Was using engines to back up onto the fad, diver in the water with no flag or float, then would just keep dropping them right on the fad regardless if it meant u were going to drift right over them. If anyone was trolling that could have been downright dangerous as could barely see the guy. Luckily they buggered off after we asked them what the hell they were doing. Was quite frustrating trying to keep things safe when they were repeatedly putting themselves in risky situations. Did a few passes with stickbaiys for nothing, we're about to leave when chucked in an unweighted mulie cube for giggles. After dodging the birds for a bit reel started screaming as I was hosing the boat, and hooked my first ever dolly!! Epic aerials, didn't disappoint, jumped out the water like 8 times! Was stoked to get it on the boat. Went 85cm. Not huge by any means but I was over the moon. 2 boats saw us hook up so decided to continually motor right over the fad trolling, but didn't seem to get much. We did another pass and mate hooked one (on cube), then back in the water and we had a double hook up! Bloody good fun as neither of us have caught them before. Could see packs of 2-3 patrolling on the surface. We decided to head as had our pelagic bag and weather was due to turn. Stopped at a spot on the way in and I got a cracker baldy at 58cm.

then bashed home. Was horrible combo of swell direction and wind on way home so made for a long trip, but was worth it!!! Cant wait to get out there again!!

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 Nice work mate!

Sun, 2021-03-07 09:44

 Nice work mate!


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 Good effort. Sounds like the

Sun, 2021-03-07 14:42

 Good effort. Sounds like the fads attract clowns too.


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 Well done for persisting

Sun, 2021-03-07 18:09

 Well done for persisting despite the clowns . Worth it in the end with the firsts 


RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together

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Playing with dollies?

Sun, 2021-03-07 18:41

 Good day despite the fools .............. you cant escape them .. dudes dropping pots 5 m away from your floats during whites run

 Twits pulling up  right next to you on a deserted 30km surf beach etc ..... if i was a violent man i would be in court every week, haha

 All you can do is charge on , enjoy your day out and not let them win , just like you did ..... nice feed on those dollies mate.




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Sun, 2021-03-07 20:04

 Nice haul,

Great to catch and eat.
Well done hoping to get out soon.

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 Nice work mate ya gotta be

Sun, 2021-03-07 20:27

 Nice work mate ya gotta be happy with that lot , I know your name is sea goat but is  that a goat in ya back yard?


 Happy dayz 

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 Haha I can see how u would

Sun, 2021-03-07 21:42

 Haha I can see how u would think that looking at the pics lol! Nah that's my dog She loves filleting time!

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 Glad you ticked dollies off

Tue, 2021-03-09 17:04

 Glad you ticked dollies off your list mate. They're so much fun hey?! 

Gotta love it when the catch matches the fishing shirt!