Steep report

Hi all 

well after a horror run to steep last year seeing me have 5 days stuck in Geraldton while my cruiser was repaired and missing most of the trip.

having to call a big favour from my brother to extract my gear and another bloke and gear, cost of fixing cruiser and stay in gero around $5000.

I returned again this year with some anticipation .

stayed for 8 nights and while the wind was blowing we caught some great fish .

we fished a little heavier gear this year (usually 20 and 30 lb) due to losses to sharks and reef on previous trips.

I was using a Terez/Saratoga 10000 combo with 50lb braid and still lost some battles.

anyway here's some pics.

 

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 Some nice fish there mate.

Thu, 2017-10-19 20:43

 Some nice fish there mate. What happened to the cruiser? 

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Fuel pump

Thu, 2017-10-19 20:51

Cheers

pump failure from increased fuel pressure ,had a chip on it. Not anymore !! 

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 What chip out of interest? 

Fri, 2017-10-20 04:38

 That’s no good mate....What chip out of interest? 

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Chip

Fri, 2017-10-20 07:26

chip is a taipan.

had trouble with first one stalling the motor when idling and after some loud phone calls they sent me a replacement and it was good until the fuel pump went bang. 

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 gotta be happy this time

Thu, 2017-10-19 21:27

 gotta be happy this time around. some great fish there, that rankin is certainly well colored. well done. 

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Thanks

Fri, 2017-10-20 15:10

 

Much better year did some exploring found some new spots and it payed off

Starting to get the place sussed

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What is the snotty thing

Thu, 2017-10-19 23:23

What is that snotty looking thing you have on a hook when you have your checked shirt on, is it some kind of sea slug. Thanks for the pics you have posted the first is a real heart breaker, transport on a tray bed means it's not good news.

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Thought

Fri, 2017-10-20 07:21

 thought it was a eel but was some type of slug, funny thing was we were snapper fishing I had a run and pulled that thing up

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 Nice fish and report.Not the

Fri, 2017-10-20 05:48

 Nice fish and report.

Not the first problem ive heard of blokes having with chips lately, more negative feedback than positive.

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 Anyone having trouble thru

Fri, 2017-10-20 06:38

 Anyone having trouble thru Gero is welcome to get in touch for help if im

at home!

The Bonehams tow truck, is that the one with "it's only money" on the front!

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That's the one

Fri, 2017-10-20 07:19

was an expensive move from the overlander to Gero .

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Good to see you turned your

Fri, 2017-10-20 07:43

Good to see you turned your luck around that would have sucked...almost there, and fuel pumps ain't cheap! I bet it felt awsome  coming back from disappointment like that.

how bigs ya boat and how does it travel over corrugations and is  hard to drag through the track  without tearing it up ?

 

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Tinny

Fri, 2017-10-20 08:12

we fish out of a 4.2 tinny mate .

the track was ok on the way in and a bit rougher on the way out but no problem with tyres at  15 psi  

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Tinnie

Fri, 2017-10-20 08:24

Same, we dragged in a 4.2m in May this year.
Missus said I over-engineered the trailer a bit, but it got me in & out with no probs behind the Colorado.
15psi in the tyres & nyloc nuts on every thread. That corrugated section before the dunes can be as bad as the one alongside the airstrip at Gnaraloo, and longer.
Well done on the trip this year & great pics. Good to hear you had a good one.

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 Thanks guys 

Sun, 2017-10-22 15:11

 Thanks guys 

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Some great fish amongst that lot.

Fri, 2017-10-20 08:58

That Black snapper and the Tusky are standouts 

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 Hey Knackersive always been

Fri, 2017-10-20 11:52

 Hey Knackers

ive always been keen to have a go at those big tailor in that shallow water in there but I've never been able to find it. Are you able to give me some directions to the location ?

cheers

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Private

Fri, 2017-10-20 12:55

Sorry

it's owned by the mine at useless loop mate .

i was lucky enough to get towed out last year by a couple that Live and work at useless loop and caught up with them this year.

 

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 I guess that's why I could

Sat, 2017-10-21 09:26

 I guess that's why I could never find it. Thanks anyway !

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Sweet

Sat, 2017-10-21 08:35

 Love the groper pics

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