Ugly but tasty fish

Fishing video report from Friday, looking for workups

 


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Dory aren't ugly

Sun, 2018-09-30 07:43

Quite a stunning looking fish underwater and an ultimate predator of small fish, pity we only occasionally get them on the west coast. I've caught two in a couple of decades but on the plate they are the bees knees..

Hopefully get to catch some in your neck of the woods when we get there next month  

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 just watched this on

Sun, 2018-09-30 09:17

 just watched this on youtube. would have been great cruising with the dolphins. nice size dory 

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RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together

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 Thanks for watching guys.

Sun, 2018-09-30 11:37

 Thanks for watching guys. The John dory here get quite alot bigger than this speciman. Its always a welcome site seeing dolphins out on the water, and every single time they will swim along with you, theyre so playful

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 had the privelage one day of

Sun, 2018-09-30 12:59

 had the privelage one day of a super pod, im guessing numbers were 1000 plus about 20 nm out from rocko. certainly was tempted to jump in and get some footage of them . 

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RUSS and SANDY. A family that fishes together stays together

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 They are amazing, I too have

Sun, 2018-09-30 15:23

 They are amazing, I too have seen a very large pod, probably only in the hundreds though, still an impressive sight none the less

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Sun, 2018-09-30 19:19

Used to get the occasional dory off the Busselton Jetty. Was fairly rare though  

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 They are very common around

Mon, 2018-10-01 02:30

 They are very common around jettys here, I remember as kid seeing one swimming around, catching a spray of some kind, putting it on a hook and dropping it down infront of the dory and it got eaten right away, it was awesome

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Beauty is in the eyes of the

Mon, 2018-10-01 06:01

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, magic fish.

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Used to fish for them in Sydney Harbour.

Mon, 2018-10-01 08:00

 You put out a live yellowtail under a Bobby float on a hand line. Any of the wharves in the lower part of the harbour would produce them. Found a school of them once off Cronulla Point spearfishing, got 8 iirc, up to 4lb 12 oz., which would translate to about 2.4 kg.

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 2.4 is a good sized John

Tue, 2018-10-02 02:44

 2.4kg is a good sized John Dory! We usually use livebaits set hard on the bottom