Sound Pinks

Anyone heard any Cockburn or Warnbro Sound snapper news? Schools still holding? Ban lifted soon, thinking of giving it a nudge but had zero success to date. Any help appreciated to help me land a keeper.


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look for the boats thats the

Thu, 2009-01-22 18:23

look for the boats thats the best advice if you see a few boats over what looks like nothing ground my advice is to hang around and watch for a bit ive had alot of succsess over the last few years catching 15 odd on a good day and 5 or so on a bad day if theres not many people fishing start buy sounding around any structer like the d9 community wreck or the jettys like cbh. If you see any glassy spots in the water its most likely snapper as they swim in a big circle under the water which acts like a small eddy like you see behind pylons and the likes.

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Whens the sound open again?

Thu, 2009-01-22 21:19

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31st

Thu, 2009-01-22 21:32

Pretty sure its closed till the 31st of January.

No take or targeted catch and release of Snapper until then.

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was out near the causeway

Thu, 2009-01-22 23:00

was out near the causeway today doing a bit of squidding and catching a few herring there are plenty of small snapper there at the moment just about every second drop resulted in a small snapper ended up giving up trying to catch herring and when back to squidding.young bloke also caught and released a decent szed gummy shark

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schools are still around

Fri, 2009-01-23 06:08

Fellow Fishers

Yep schools are still around in big numbers, was out with my boy last Saturday killing time in the sound as the wind was bad to head out wide, thought lets look for some good ground for later fishing. Found some, drifted and Pinkes were everwhere, ban is on still to the end of the month, but had problems catching anything else. Lost count 15 I think we got. Fisheries Research guys was on the ramps last week asking all boaties what they got and inspecting catch, told them the story they were very interested in the number we hit etc. Glad all went back really healthy 

 

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The ban is on til 31st of

Fri, 2009-01-23 08:15

The ban is on til 31st of Jan, so you can start fishing 1st of Feb. There's still fish in the Sound, obviously not in the big schools like you normally see when they're breeding. Best is to drive around known spots for them until you spot them on your sounder.

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Thanks all. Sounds like some

Fri, 2009-01-23 09:44

Thanks all. Sounds like some action may be on the cards from 1st Feb then. I bet every man and his dog will be out there. At least it will make finding the schools easier eh? ;-)

If anyone is keen to head out, maybe drop me a PM or somethin, happy to take my boat, or convoy/deckie whatever. Gotta get me a Sound Pinkie this summer.

 

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I think you're about to gett

Fri, 2009-01-23 10:45

I think you're about to gett a billion PM's now Ado Wink

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Pink Snapper!

Fri, 2009-01-23 12:29

The bulk of the spawning aggregation have moved on with still some descent numbers left however but more wide spread. The shallows still do produce a few but the pinks favour the deeper water at this time of year!

 

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Hlokk/Ry - all up bring it

Fri, 2009-01-23 17:46

Hlokk/Ry - all up bring it on guys. Never got a sound pinkie keeper so keen as. "Deep water" as in D9/Gravel Patch/Pinnacles? Have fished all spots in daylight hours to no legal success. Just ratted out by runts. But a good sign they are recruiting strongly eh? Is an O/N mission in order, or more important to coincide with tide/moon phase?

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Pinks!

Sat, 2009-01-24 00:09

New moon Ado and the sun down period being a feed period and leading up to the high tide being the second feed period! O/N a waste, concentrate on the things just mentioned and move around to find fish and try a few different areas in one sesh!Shallow being D9 ie 8-14m and deeper being 14-18m!!!

All the best!

 

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Thanks Ry gunna have to get

Sat, 2009-01-24 08:00

Thanks Ry gunna have to get out there early Feb and give it a crack. Cheers