Tailor chasing

 Hey guys,

After a few early morning attempts off the marinas at Hillarys, Ocean Reef and Mindarie I am sick of getting my bait shredded by blowies! Any tips to get around that one? 

I am changing my tactics in the mean time and enjoying a bit of surf popping in the hope of a few tailor. Never caught anything in Metro area yet so am hoping a trip to Quinns beach tomorrow may change that. If nothing else, watching the sun come up and looking at the ocean is as good a start to the day as any! See ya out there...


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There's a bit of weed

Sat, 2015-11-07 21:28

 around Quinns at the moment.

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 How did you go at quinns? If

Sun, 2015-11-08 08:40

 How did you go at quinns? If your fishing early in the mornings off the groynes, fish unweighted mulies or lures, the blowies and tiny whiting will destroy anything sitting on or near the bottom, tailor feed more top half, i found mindarie to be more productive closer to the point on the ocean side (bottom is real reefy) on dusk with bait casted mulies, then after dark use a small glow stick above the mulie you also get some monster snook. If that fails find one of the many reef breaks around two rocks thats free of weed (difficult this time of year) and throw surface lures into the white wash and around the edges then if that doesnt yeild a green back throw a mulie into the gutter surrounding the reef, might pick up a soapy too.

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 Had a few bites early one,

Sun, 2015-11-08 12:40

 Had a few bites early one, one big one that bent the last hook in the gang but no takers unfortunately! Went off the third groyne with some lures but no luck there, might try that first up next time, unweighted mulie sounds worth a try too. Do you use any sort of retrieve on that or let the current sort it out?

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 Dang. I just wind enough

Sun, 2015-11-08 14:22

 Dang. I just wind enough line in to keep contact with the bait if there is current/wash otherwise if you want to use a slow retrive cut the tail off to stop the bait from spinning on the retrieve, its easier to cast aswell. As long as its rigged straight and it is moving with current or retrieve the herring/tailor will smash it. Good luck!

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 Sweet, handy advice Rob.

Sun, 2015-11-08 15:29

 Sweet, handy advice Rob. Will put it to use next weekend bud. 

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 I have never had much

Tue, 2015-11-10 13:59

 I have never had much success fishing the rock walls for tailor. Stick to beaches or reefs and anything which looks like there is structure (most rock walls go off into deeper bland bottomed ground, though there are exceptions). If bait casting becomes an issue into a south wester run a bean/ball sinker up the line for additional weight. Also I tend to use the baby mulies at this time of year and down size the hooks as the smaller choppers become prolific rather than the bigger greens. Small hooks will also result in herring as bycatch and herring fillets make great bait. you can snell them or simply fillet finely and put onto the gang.

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Braving the weather

Sat, 2015-12-05 14:50

 Going to brave the elements and go for an early fish up at Quinns again tomorrow morning early doors. If tailor seem quiet I will have a crack at a beach fish for a bit of whiting. Perseverance is the name of the game!

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 Hey guys what floeat drain

Sat, 2015-12-12 09:22

 Hey guys whats floeat drain like ? Iv heard of people fishing there but i dont know where the drain is exactly i see there is track numbers ? Im still yet to have myself a good tailor session... Im keen to go where ever they are dont mind getting up early and traveling ! 

Cheers guys 

 

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A few do go through there but

Mon, 2016-01-11 20:54

A few do go through there but generally on the small side. Can be awkward at times with all the people going for herring. You will do much better a bit further south at Grant St reef or Cottesloe Groyne or go further north to the Trigg reef system.

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 I tried Burns Beach today,

Sun, 2015-12-20 20:42

 I tried Burns Beach today, the weed was unreal. Pretty much made any method of beach fishing unpleasant, even unweighted mulies were just snarling up with it. I even hooked a ray without having a damn clue it was on due to the sheer weight of weed I was dragging in! Awesome..

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Perseverance pays off big time!

Sat, 2016-01-09 21:01

 Landed these two beauts at Two Rocks marina last night, both caught at same time. One hit the ganged mulie and the other took the surf popper. Both mesured 42cm. Stoked!

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Good work Ed. Find a gutter

Mon, 2016-01-11 20:51

Good work Ed. Find a gutter on a beach or a reef with waves breaking over it & you should be rewarded with more consistent tailor catches.

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Great catch mate ! Iv heard a

Sun, 2016-03-13 21:42

Great catch mate ! 

Iv heard a bit about Two rocks marina but yet to try it ! I know where the marina is but where exactly do you setup and cast out ? 

 

Cheers 

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we just set up about halfway

Sun, 2016-09-04 13:55

we just set up about halfway along the sea wall and cast straight out from there. I am thinking a bit of insider info as to where the reef lies would be good as I lost a couple of rigs on rocks just off the wall. Nice spot though.