Swim today

Went for swim, had to clean bottom of walfootrot hull . Thought I may as well try for occy . Seen something I have never seen. Huge occy getting eaten by hundreds of tiny occys. Swam down pulled occy out of hole with gaff( I new it was dead). Hundreds of tiny Occo eating it.( 1 cm long ones). Poked back in ,Some other holes had hundreds of tiny grape like pods with tiny occys swimming inside of pods. Water was clear ( great viz). Left whole area alone. Thousands of egg pods everywhere. Pretty cool. Went to another area , no pods just huge occys .15 big ones (30 kilo with heads off) . Heads weighed 10 kilo . I don't normally weigh them but I wanted to know. Biggest I've seen . Water was like ice. Also there is salmon in sound.:)

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 Big suckers! Definitely

Tue, 2017-08-22 19:45

 Big suckers! Definitely would have been cool to see the smaller ones having a munch... seen as your getting into the cold water still are you sure you don't want to get my anchor haha

looks like a good shot on the salmon with the gidgy.

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Your anchor can stay there

Tue, 2017-08-22 19:50

For now :):):)

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 Well after what you saw I

Tue, 2017-08-22 19:55

 Well after what you saw I agree haha 

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 i can see some pickled occy

Tue, 2017-08-22 19:41

 i can see some pickled occy comming up. certainly nice size ones for sure. would have been interesting seeing the occy eggs with the living inside. shows the conditions are right


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Wow you ! !!!

Tue, 2017-08-22 20:13

Hit the market mate ..... now get it into the pickle jar ......

do you need some pickle jars  ?????

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Tue, 2017-08-22 20:27

I will do you a jar bud:):)

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Certainly some big buggers

Tue, 2017-08-22 22:40

You sure got into some very good size ones today, well done.

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  Good swim there- and

Wed, 2017-08-23 05:38

  Good swim there- and snapper and salmon both in the Sound.

Great to see the pic's.


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Worth getting cold for johnny

Wed, 2017-08-23 06:55



all aggressive fish love bigjohnsjigs

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Nice! some big girls there,

Wed, 2017-08-23 07:05

Nice! some big girls there, cheers for cleaning the boats bum John! good luck with the pinks today


More drum lines, kill the bloody sharks!

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 Too cold for my "tenticles"

Wed, 2017-08-23 08:52

 Too cold for my "tenticles" to be swimming.   Great catch.


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Wed, 2017-08-23 17:42

dont you ever work?

good haul - wish I could get occys like that.

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 Top haul

Wed, 2017-08-23 18:38

 Top haul

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4 days work

Wed, 2017-08-23 18:55

6 off. Yes I do work. I just love ocean. Can't beat it. Really enjoyed today . Love taking new people out. I kept 6 squid. Everything I post I keep very small amount. My old saying tee bone stake tastes better and lasts longer.just good to see others take fish, squid ,pinks , Dhues home to there family's . That's a big buzz for me

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Wed, 2017-08-23 19:11


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 Good stuff - are you in the

Sun, 2017-09-03 00:59

 Good stuff - are you in the cockburn or Warnbro sound?