Who's heading north

 So who's heading north this year for a fishing trip, when and where?

I've literally spent the last two days doing trailer bearings ,maintenance and making up a heap of rigs.

Ganraloo beckons mid May and like to be ahead of the game in preparedness. 

Even though the sharks are in my mind it won't ever stop me heading up there as there are lots of options fishing wise, and on windy day enjoy a drive down to Tombstones to watch the ballsy surfers on the huge reef break there. 

Bring it on!!

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 Coral bay mid may. Rigs

Sun, 2021-04-04 17:38

 Coral bay mid may. Rigs already made. Hopefully all that is needed anyway. Just got sort the rest of my gear out when I get home 2 weeks prior to the trip

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 Exmouth in May. Making rigs

Sun, 2021-04-04 17:45

 Exmouth in May. Making rigs now.

4wd in for service this week. Doing boat trailer bearings next weekend.

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Bring on April

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 Exmouth Monday week, then

Sun, 2021-04-04 17:47

 Exmouth Monday week, then back up again end of may

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Enjoy

Sun, 2021-04-04 18:05

Been flogging myself with two jobs and looking forward to my annual Montes trip. Just canned it because of this pending cyclone. FU Mother Nature.

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 Was looking forward to

Sat, 2021-04-10 06:39

 Was looking forward to catching up with you big john. Hopefully next year after missing out 2 years in a row.

Got back to Broome yesterday after travelling down to Perth and back. Luckily I enjoyed a couple of feeds of marron while collecting the good wife in pemberton otherwise it would have been a wasted drive.

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Third time

Sat, 2021-04-10 11:20

Third time lucky, let's hope it's a cracker.

Hopefully the other boys have a good trip and slay plenty.

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 Yep hope they have a

Sat, 2021-04-10 11:37

 Yep hope they have a cracker. The little fella is determined.

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 18 months and our second go

Sun, 2021-04-04 18:30

 18 months and our second go at Monkey Mia starts on Friday, then on to Broome. Looks like Mm will be cut a day short due to the weather but so be it...better than 12 months late.

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Seven Spirit Bay in the NT in May

Sun, 2021-04-04 18:41

Thought we would treat ourselves after full house repaint ......saved a hell of a lot more than we are paying 

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 Broome in the next few days

Sun, 2021-04-04 18:43

 Broome in the next few days with the family and the van. Probably not much fishing although a mate has just moved up and wants a few lessons on chasing sails so might make an exception for a couple of days. 
Apart from that probably not much unless a good weather window pops up for a montes esky filler.

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 When are heading there, I'm

Sun, 2021-04-04 23:01

 When are heading there, I'm heading up there either next Friday or Saturday for work?

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 Flying back to karratha from

Mon, 2021-04-05 05:11

 Flying back to karratha from Perth today. Probably wait a day or 2 and pack the boat into the shed at work in case this cyclone swings towards the coast. Send me a text if you

feel like propping up matsos for a beer. 

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Maiden trip north of Kalbarri

Sun, 2021-04-04 18:51

Maiden trip north of Kalbarri to Shark Bay in June.

Got a 3 day overlap with my cousin who used to deckie for a wetline pro there so hopefully will be able to follow him out and get acquainted with the local marine life fairly quickly.

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North

Mon, 2021-04-05 05:55

Supposed to be heading to Mackeral islands late next week. We'll see what this cyclone does.

Then gnarloo mid May.  I've been busy training for drinking more beer.

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 Are you staying at the

Mon, 2021-04-05 07:28

 Are you staying at the homestead? Will more than likely see you there.

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Yep

Mon, 2021-04-05 21:24

At the homestead, taking a mates boat and will be mooring it most nights.

I'll find you for a beer one night. 

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 Awesome! Hopefully see you

Tue, 2021-04-06 07:14

 Awesome! Hopefully see you at the filleting shed.

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Exmouth

Mon, 2021-04-05 10:51

 

Will be in Exmouth 26th May till 16th June then continue North with no return time planned.

Boat and trailer serviced and ready to go, bring it on.

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 Supposed to be heading to

Mon, 2021-04-05 12:26

 Supposed to be heading to Denham on Friday for 3 weeks.

But with 60 plus knot winds forecast for Saturday (Seabreeze) we may delay our departure for a couple of days.

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 What to make from the

Mon, 2021-04-05 20:15

 What to make from the forecasts! sea breeze is using the American forecasts and BOM is using the European ones and they are both different! American says Saturday is written off and the caravan park will be closed, European one says Monday. Do we go early and leave early or go late and leave late?

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coral bay

Mon, 2021-04-05 17:30

 Arrive on april 24 for 2 months.

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 Lucky you . I only got 2

Mon, 2021-04-05 19:08

 Lucky you . I only got 2 weeks there. 

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 If you were there for 2

Mon, 2021-04-05 19:17

 If you were there for 2 months there would be no fish left.

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 Don't get any more than the

Mon, 2021-04-05 20:33

 Don't get any more than the rest . Just looks that way 

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Excellent

Mon, 2021-04-05 19:34

 Mrs Crano taking her golf clubs this year?.

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 My wife understands why I clean my rods n reels in the shower....

 

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 She will be too busy

Mon, 2021-04-05 20:36

 She will be too busy cleaning fish.

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 We will wave as we go past!

Mon, 2021-04-05 20:13

 We will wave as we go past!

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Exxie creature of habit

Mon, 2021-04-05 17:43

Back to Exmouth 25th May to 18th June, would've liked a bit later but slow off the mark booking accommodation.

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Exmouth again

Tue, 2021-04-06 11:21

 Exy in late July. Hopefull weather is as good as it was last year.

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Heading off tomorrow for the

Tue, 2021-04-06 16:25

Heading off tomorrow for the Pilbarra (hoping this bloody cyclone stays well away)...firstly staying just north of Cue for a couple of nights then on to Karijini before fishing the buggery out of Pardoo then Hedland (first time back home in twenty years) and a first time trip to Exmouth before finishing up at Kalbarri where this time I will hopefully land something decent haha.

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 Seabreeze for shark bay

Wed, 2021-04-07 05:27

 Seabreeze for shark bay forecast is literally of the scale for Sunday. Was planning on setting up my tent Sunday afternoon 

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 Yep, we're gutted. 2020 was

Wed, 2021-04-07 07:59

 Yep, we're gutted. 2020 was COVID. 2021 is Cyclone.

 

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 That sucks mate. A lot of

Wed, 2021-04-07 11:05

 That sucks mate. A lot of planning goes into these trips and a fair amount of excitement and expectation. Sorry to see it go to shit.

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Plan has changed from Monkey

Wed, 2021-04-07 11:25

Plan has changed from Monkey mia for a week to getting past Karratha this weekend and spending two weeks between K-town and Broome.

Should be tolerable. 

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 I'll be at work mate so you

Wed, 2021-04-07 16:15

 I'll be at work mate so you still win!

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 In the same boat here

Wed, 2021-04-07 11:26

 In the same boat here

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pretty demoralising,

Wed, 2021-04-07 12:04

pretty demoralising, hey!

Exmouth 2022 is looking to replace MM 20/21...

 

 

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 Yep, we have another booking

Wed, 2021-04-07 16:04

 Yep, we have another booking next April. Cue next natural disaster

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 Sorry to hear of all the

Wed, 2021-04-07 12:18

 Sorry to hear of all the F%$&ed up plans lads, I'd be gutted too. As Dave said above a lot of planning, excitement and some good expectation goes into these trips. We've just done our final logistical planning, read (how much pi55 to take) And are very excited with fingers crossed for good weather at least for 3 or 4 days. 

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Have a week booked in Kalbarri next week . Looking windy!

Wed, 2021-04-07 18:19

 

 

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Quick return

Wed, 2021-04-07 19:22

 Son and his boys came down from Exxie last Friday to get the boys on to their first salmon, both have got marlin, sails etc but never a salmon, and now is on his way back up to get his boats and gear tied down ready for the cyclone and before the Lyndon river rises and closes the road north off.

They went down sightseeing on Sunday having a look at likely spots and lost 3 at their last stop at Hamelin Bay. Monday they hit Hamelin at 0700, all up they got 13, kept 3 releasing 10, with Jeff doing all the casting due to the distance needed to reach the fish and to do his good turn for the day, handed the rod over to a lady who had never caught one in 3 years of coming down there, for her to have something to remember

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Gnaraloo trip 14

Wed, 2021-04-07 20:49

Yep will be there mid may 14th trip this year will be meeting up with my apprentice seakem lookout out for tailsup moored in the bay come over to cabin 10 and say hello  and have a beer there for two weeks.

seakem will be found in the wanking station 

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 Yep you'll find me in there

Fri, 2021-04-09 08:48

 Yep you'll find me in there with a couple of Swedish back packers Mr Floppy cock 

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 Coral bay June 12th-26th

Wed, 2021-04-07 21:14

 Coral bay June 12th-26th