Shark Bay Pinks

 Have just returned from a family holiday to Denham.

First trip away with our larger boat , a 5.5 mtr Searider

The main objective was to get my wife and daughter onto some good fish and we succeeded.

Wife caught first snapper of the trip at around 75cm to the fork but daughter beat that with an 80cm to the fork.

Best fish either had caught before were usual bread and butter species so these were a good step up in size.

With a little bit of coaching both girls did a great job and no fish were lost.

I landed another at around 75 to the fork but my biggest joy was seeing the girls catch something of size.

Cheers Katman, alias Dirty Deeds

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 coupla bruisers there. well

Thu, 2017-07-27 19:41

 coupla bruisers there. well done girls. what a way to open the account 

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Crackers

Thu, 2017-07-27 22:01

Beautiful fish.

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Some good feeds

Thu, 2017-07-27 23:40

Looks like you are in for a few good feeds with that lot.

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Heading up there in a few

Fri, 2017-07-28 09:17

Heading up there in a few weeks

Were they caught at the well known grounds or did you try something else?

 

Last time up we got a variety of fish but only 2 sized pinks, rest of the pinks were 20 - 40 in plague proportions

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 Tried at Bent Pin but only

Fri, 2017-07-28 13:18

 Tried at Bent Pin but only got norwest blowies , tried Monkey Mia and caught Shovel nosed sharks.

In the end I started towards the salt jetty with intentions of fishing there , got half way across and slowed to check bottom profile , flat as the whole area is but a bit of color showing so dropped anchor and started berlying in about 14 metres.

First fish in was a norwest blowie but a few more showings on the sounder kept us there , that and a bit of laziness.

First fish got caught about 11.00am and by 12.30 we had 3 on board all about same size.

 Current was fairly flowing so had changed from snelled hook rig over to paternoster so I could change up sinker size and all caught on mulies cut into 1/3 rds

Cheers Katman

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Nice work, the ones you

Fri, 2017-07-28 19:27

Nice work, the ones you discover yourself are the most rewarding

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 Stonker snapper, looks like

Fri, 2017-07-28 19:30

 Stonker snapper, looks like they'd be up around the 20lb plus mark 

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That's what fishing is about

Sun, 2017-07-30 19:58

That's what fishing is about right here, bringing the family together with memories like that.

One day I hope to emulate what you've achieved here mate, good stuff.

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Good fish

Mon, 2017-07-31 10:45

 Nicely done!

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