Secret Harbour Gummy run

Headed to my local for a late afternoon into the evening session last night. The bulk of the weed that had pretty much shut down the fishing at Secret Harbour has moved on so after selecting which gutter to fish in I was feeling optimistic. The last few weeks bait fish have been really hard to come by, normally I'd have a live bait bucket full of Whiting and Mullet before it got dark but again I had nothing and had to resort to Plan B, frozen Servo Mullet.

Around 8pm the wind dropped and the Gummies came out to play, hooked and landed 3 in the space of 45 min and lost one thing that went head shaking bat sh!t crazy. No idea what the crazy thing was, but if a Snapper and an Eagle Ray had a child I think I hooked it.

I kept one of the Gummies and returned the others, great night and the freezer is full again.

Excuse the picture the camera was on a timer and the Gummy had just kidney slapped me, note to self: don't take photo with live Gummy, they are very strong.

 

 

 

 

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Gummy

Sun, 2011-09-25 10:36

Good effort, is it common to catch mullet in the shorebreak down there?

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Yeah Rig this year the mullet

Sun, 2011-09-25 13:16

Yeah Rig this year the mullet have been pretty much the main bait catch for me at Secret Harbour.  You can watch them making raids into the shallows most of the time.

 

 I've fished Secret Harbour for years (I live there) and can’t remember a year when there was so many Mullet, having said that they all seem to have gone now.  There are quite a few of the older locals that fish exclusively for them down here, all with their own secret mullet baits and tricks.  Not a chance of them giving away their secrets either, they out fish me all the time LOL.

 

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Good size Gummy - well done!

Sun, 2011-09-25 10:54

Good size Gummy - well done!

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Yumm

Sun, 2011-09-25 10:58

Yummy Gummy, nice job mate, good on ya for just keeping what you need.

Cheers Grant

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Sounds like some good action

Mon, 2011-09-26 10:09

Sounds like some good action down there!

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 i live in secret harbour and

Mon, 2011-09-26 10:25

 i live in secret harbour and never caught anything bigger than a whiting, spent plenty of cold nights down there but nothing, m8 HOW DO YOU DO IT ?

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  I'm down there most

Mon, 2011-09-26 10:59

  I'm down there most weekends if you want to meet up down there and have a crack at them let me know.  I'm planning on another session Sat night weed permiting.  PM me and we can both catch nothing : )

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  I'm down there most

Mon, 2011-09-26 12:48

double post

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 hahahah yer, i cant for the

Mon, 2011-09-26 11:13

 hahahah yer, i cant for the next 3 weeks as im in exmouth, but when i get back i will defs go down if u want to, btw im only 16 

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time to get my act together

Mon, 2011-09-26 15:04

time to get my act together and nail a yummy gummy i think :) well done man!!!!!

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Sounds like you lost a mulla

Thu, 2011-09-29 09:30

Sounds like you lost a mulla that night. 
Well done...still a few gummies around I see. 

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 so keen to catch a mullaway,

Thu, 2011-09-29 11:13

 so keen to catch a mullaway, might go down for a bash tonight 

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Gummy

Thu, 2011-09-29 11:28

Nice fishing mate. Quality feed the humble gummy.

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