Starting to pay off

Have been fishing Ocean Reef inshore over the last year and the time on the water is starting to pay off. Hit the water at 445 this morning solo for the first time (wife hung out in the car as not feeling well) headed out, full noise, good colours on the sounder around some craypots. Started a burley trail, floated some cubed baits down on 1 rod with paternoster on the other.

Only a ray on the paternoster, the floater scored a big snook at 730mm (released) and a few scorpion cod before nailing a breaksea cod at 380mm. Not an exciting catch by alot of standards but pretty happy with it myself as a great eating fish. Fished a little longer and back at the ramp by 730.

Ramp was chockers by now ppl parked all over the place, fisheries checking catches which is good to see. Flowed pretty good, heard a bit of agro but pretty mild.

Curious to hear how others went as there were plenty of boats out?

 (Sorry about the bad pic, deckie is the photographer!)

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 well done. your right , they

Sun, 2018-12-23 17:02

 well done. your right , they are good eating. them rays are a pain 

we got out from mandurah this morning . the weather forecast was for a decent day, how wrong were they. 

very hard fishing 14nm out southerly winds with current going the other. very sloppy . got bricked by assuming big dhuie on 2 occasions, ended with 1 kg at 550  1 foxy at 450 and a breaksea at 330. 

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I thought the wind did what

Sun, 2018-12-23 17:27

I thought the wind did what it said it was going to do.  What were you using? I generally use seabreeze and their prediction was pretty accurate I thought.  

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 seabreeze and willy weather.

Sun, 2018-12-23 18:31

 seabreeze and willy weather. winds werent as bad closer to shore but was stronger off shore

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Yeah ok. I just went out with

Mon, 2018-12-24 04:59

Yeah ok. I just went out with a mate to check the pots and it didn’t seem to bad 

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Early start 2 rocks

Sun, 2018-12-23 19:14

Went out with my good mate stevo launching from 2 rocks before 4:00am in Steves boat.

Conditions were perfect at that time and stayed perfect till we got back to the ramp.

Found some amazing new ground 30kms out and caught 2 good dhu and 2 great baldies bagging out before 7:00am

Thanks for a great day Steve

Eric

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Fish ranger

Sun, 2018-12-23 21:19

 Weather off ocean reef was pretty well spot on according to fish ranger (with subscription).

Getting the boat at anchor over the right spot was a bit of effort due to the lack of wind. But being able to go full noise out then back in later was awesome.