Weekends Fishing

Saturday: E/NE winds 10/15 knots shifting NE/NW 5/10 knots around noon before shifting S/SW 13/18 knots in the afternoon. Seas to 1.5m. Swell to 1.5m.

Sunday: E/NE winds 13/18 knots tending S'ly 13/18 knots mid-afternoon.

Hope if you get out on the water over the weekend you have some luck. Think we are planning to go wide on Sunday, will have some reports and photos on Monday hopefully.

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hmm......perfect.....will be

Fri, 2006-03-17 13:23

hmm......perfect.....will be easier to spot small pods of salmon down at the capes....hehe

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Weekends Fishing

Fri, 2006-03-17 13:51

Hope it stays good, we planning on trolling some metal lures, also going to try out some small SP's on bait fish.

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Saturday for me.

Fri, 2006-03-17 14:33

Taking my old mate "Fishless Pete" out for a day on the briney. Pete is a sand whiting specialist from his own boat, but the big dhuies always seem to elude him. Hopefully I can put him onto some good fish tomorrow. Can;t promise pics, because I have "Fishless" with me, so it may turn into a whiting fest and not much else.

Unless you want to see some massive sand whiting????????

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going out to try for some

Fri, 2006-03-17 18:54

going out to try for some snapper(fingers crossed) and maybe trawl for some tuna/macks/bonito around the traps.

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Sunday

Sat, 2006-03-18 11:34

We are going to head wide to the baldie grounds, head south to the fads, then in through the containters.. see if we can't find something of interest out there tomorrow.

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Well, back again, i think

Sat, 2006-03-18 14:01

Well, back again, i think ive had a hatrick of shitty trips now. Fished scarb to city beach first and ended up with one 4ft bronzie, decided to try a new spot i had been given which was completly dead/flat. Fished north side of rotto and caught 2 small black arse.

Decided to move in and catch a dozen or so herring so i at least took something tho.

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bad luck

Sat, 2006-03-18 14:15

Bit of bad luck there shizza. Were the fish biting or just not fishing in the right area you think?

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saturdays

Sat, 2006-03-18 14:18

At least some of us did good today. my dad got a 60cm baldie and they got a dozen sambos. fished 10 mile of rockingham. All while i was at work. got to love saturday work.

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Beauty

Sat, 2006-03-18 15:14

Nice baldie for the old man there Andy. Nice n tasty dinner tonight. Sounds like a good day out, hopefully tomorrow will be the same.

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"Fishless Pete" wasn't altogether fishless

Sat, 2006-03-18 20:22

I took Fishless Pete out today, we trolled the back of staggies and picked up three bonito in an hour (sorry no Spaniards). That was a first for Pete, he had never caught a bonito before. Unfortunately I had some pretty heavy gear out on one rod and that was the one that Pete was using, so the fight was a little one sided. I was tempted to get the whiting gear out and troll with them, but I was really after Spaniards.

We headed out about 14nm west of Mindarie and caught a good mixed bag. Pete hooked the only Dhuie for the day which went back to grow some more. I caught a nice Queenie around 3kg and released him too (too many dhufish fillets in the freezer to be worrying about a queenie.) Pete picked up a couple of blackarse and his first ever red snapper. Meanwhile I picked up three blackarse (one was a horse), a nice big KG, and a big harlequin. We released a few more fish including Pete's first ever Sambo and a small baldie. We headed in at about 2-00pm and on the way back a big lump appeared on the sounder. We stopped to investigate and realised it wasn't a lump but a massive school of bait fish. After drifting through the baitfish for barely a bite, the sounder showed several larger fish in mid water. I wound up half way and left it there for a couple of seconds then "BANG" I was monstered by what I thought was a big Sambo. After a tough fight I got some line back and as it came to the surface there were another 10 or 12 shapes swiming with it. I signalled Pete to go back down but just before he went in we saw that my fish was a black tip reef shark. Trying to get it to the boat was going to be fun, so Pete put his rod down ad tried to get it in the transom door. The fish was tail wrapped and when it came to the side of the boat the line caught on the ladder and snapped. "bye-bye mr shark". Pete dropped again while I re-rigged and immediately hooked up on one of his little brothers. We landed it and Pete decided he would have flake for tea, so we dispatched the shark to the esky.

Not a bad trip, but no trophy fish in amongst it all. Ah well always next time.

For those who are interested the bonito were caught in 21.5 degrees temp water on a laser-pro in a mackrel pattern.

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Cheers Andy

Sat, 2006-03-18 22:10

Thanks for the heads up Andy

Hopefully we can muster up that elusive Spaniard tomorrow!

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we trawled for about an hour

Sun, 2006-03-19 10:52

we trawled for about an hour and a bit at first light in 22deg water, but to no avail.

And excuse my ignorance , but where is staggies?

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Where is Staggies

Sun, 2006-03-19 13:19

Shizz, Staggies is the second set of reefs out from Mindarie. (First one is Quinns Reef). It is an extention of the three mile and runs North for about a click or so. I generally take the south leads out to 20m then zig zag my way north staying between 22m and 15m. The Bonito came from about 18m half way up Staggies.

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sunday

Sun, 2006-03-19 18:29

We set off this morning about 8 from point peron. we tucked in behind garden island waiting for the wind to drop which it did about 9.30 didnt have any luck behind the island. when the wind dropped we headed out about 15 miles out to a few spots i got my hands on, got 2 jewies one undersize and one 55cm. also picked up a 50cm pink snapper. about 1 o'clock it was still a glass off so decied to head out to some coral lumps another 8 miles out, fished that and had no luck. quiet but beautiful day on the water. at least we came in with a feed. how did everyone else go today?
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Sundays fishing

Sun, 2006-03-19 18:39

Well, we got blown to south africa first thing this morning. Managed to get half a dozen small flathead and one decent sized one. We then spent the next 5 hours waiting for the wind to drop fishing the desert. Just after lunch we headed out to the hundred metre mark and found schools of 1kg tuna which were a bit of fun on the light stuff.

We then headed out to the fads and trolled around them for a while with a few inquisitive dollies. Then the idea to berley up came along and wallah, we were into them.

We managed to land 5 dolphinfish, lost 3, 2 to the fads and 1 jumped out of the net and snapped off. I have some awesome photos and some SIIIIICK video footage that I will get to editing this week. Our day was saved by some awesome aerobatics, line peeling action on the light gear and a few beers on the way home.

What an afternoon of fishing!!! Its is one of the best feelings I've had from fishing in a long time and am still amped after the dolly session that was put on. STOKED is one word that comes to mind!

Photos and Videos to come!
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Well done Adam & the boys

Sun, 2006-03-19 19:29

Sounds like you guys had an awesome day at the fads. Can't wait for the pics.

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Dollies

Mon, 2006-03-20 09:27

Heres one of the pictures, probably the best one from the weekend.

I will put the rest up later on this afternoon, got a uni assignment that is due today and after 12 hours in the sun yesterday, its proving a little difficult.

Watched the video footage last night, there is some gold on there. Will make that up tomorrow.

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NO fishy report for

Mon, 2006-03-20 10:16

NO fishy report for me......3hrs drive south for 2 days......managed to foul hook one wounded salmon and didn't see a single school or any fish for that matter for 48hrs!!

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