Thursdays Trip

With Thursdays weather predictions looking good I thought I'd take advantage of it and have my first attempt targeting KGW.... I have only managed to catch a few as bycatch in the past.

The weather predictions didn't dissapoint, I headed out in probably the best conditions I've had my boat out in. This trip is was also the first time I got to test the 628 out, I had to make a few minor height adjustments to the transducer on the trip out but overall I was happy with the returns I was getting.

Unfortuantly I was unable to locate any KGW but the day wasn't a total waste, I managed to mark plenty of ground and get into a few other species. I started on the inside of the FFB and the first drop of the morning resulted in a Dhu which was brought up slow and released well. After this multiple small pinkies, good numbers of sandies and a decent Blackarse came over the side.

With no luck I decided to head to the back of the FFB and have a few drifts. I had a good show on the sounder and had a drop on it which resulted in a small pink, as I was bringing it up a school of sambos stalked it all the way to the boat. I flicked a 5" plastic back to them and watched a sambo crush it 1m below the surface. For the next hour and half or so it was one after another with 15 sambos of different sizes hitting the deck. I was able to land a fish, release it and flick back to the school of followers. Was good fun on light gear and can't wait to get out and have another crack.

Sorry about the glare and quality of the sounder pics, thought I'd still post them up for people's thoughts.

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Good write-up. Sounds like a

Sun, 2017-11-12 15:07

Good write-up.


Sounds like a good day out!


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 couldnt have asked for

Sun, 2017-11-12 15:18

 couldnt have asked for better conditions. woulda been fin with the sambo haul


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Sun, 2017-11-12 18:53

Was perfect, if only it was like that more often haha

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Sun, 2017-11-12 18:21

 Great photos of the sambos chasing the hooked up fish, awesome.


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Sun, 2017-11-12 18:48

 I was glad a few worked out. I was fishing solo so scrambled to unlock the phone and the glare on the screen was horrible, so I just pointed it and clicked away haha

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Don't know why...

Sun, 2017-11-12 18:36

 ...but they really seem to fire up on the surface when it's dead calm like that. Awesome pics, and tie a popper on next time!

Those 5-10kg models are insane, drag burning fun on light gear!

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great fun

Sun, 2017-11-12 18:51

 I unfortuantly didn't pack my tray of hard bodies.... I wish that I did haha. Hopefully get another crack soon.

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Sun, 2017-11-12 20:00

 That first and third sounder shot is what my 587 looks like with schools of Sambo's under the boat. 

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Mon, 2017-11-13 15:47

 Good to know it's reading the same. First time using it so was a little unsure on my gain settings. Can see my line dropping down to the school in the 3rd pic. 

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Thank you for the great sounder screen shots

Sun, 2017-11-12 23:34

Thanks for posting the great sounder takes and the pics of sambos on the rampage.

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 You gotta be happy with

Mon, 2017-11-13 10:08

 You gotta be happy with those conditions.

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 I had one day like that out

Mon, 2017-11-13 12:36

 I had one day like that out at the barges a few years ago before the sharks moved in. After a days jigging out there with over 10 boats on the spot most of the day geeting semi regular hookups, all the boats went home as the sun was going down and I was left by myself in a 5.5 m tinny 40 km offshore, dead calm with zero wind, when the surface errupted with 10 kg amberjack everywhere....hundreds of em. Hooked a few on stickbaits before they sounded, was brilliant.  Never seen it since..... 


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Great day

Mon, 2017-11-13 12:58

Sounds like a cracking day, I bet every trip out to the barges that session is etched in your mind haha. Hopefully can find them in good numbers again soon and try get my first on a stickbait.

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Mon, 2017-11-13 13:14

 pictures are amazing mate good work 


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Mon, 2017-11-13 16:07

 We all learn from looking at these pics and knowing what sort of fish are there.

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 Mate them pictures are

Tue, 2017-11-14 00:40

 Mate them pictures are orgasmic, and thanks for the sound pic! Also whats FFB?



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Tue, 2017-11-14 08:46



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