Crab munching bluey

Crab munching bluey

 Hi all,

I decided to target my yearly blue today (I try to only keep one a year) and this was the result.  After wafting a few crab bodies and legs down I spotted this fella under the wash (thanks to Ian from Flying Fisherman as my new polaroids made spotting him a whole lot easier!!).  He was pretty cluey and would not take a weighted bait so I downsized leader and drifted an un-weighted crab down to him and BANG!

I estimated his weight to be about 10-12 kg's so not a big one and a great sized fish to eat.




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jeesus mate

Thu, 2011-03-10 20:46

 your really know how to get the big fish (jelousy) hahaha


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Good shit Dawse.Ill be down

Thu, 2011-03-10 20:47

Good shit Dawse.

Ill be down your way in a few weeks. Wake them stinkin' salmon up for me...




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 Well done Jack, great catch

Thu, 2011-03-10 20:48

 Well done Jack, great catch from the stones!

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POTM contender!!

Thu, 2011-03-10 21:06

POTM contender!!

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awsome fish off the

Thu, 2011-03-10 21:26

awsome fish off the stones mate do they put up a good fight?

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cracking photo

Thu, 2011-03-10 21:32

Cracking photo Jack, obviously one pair of flying fishermans just isn't enough. :)


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 well done Jack. another

Thu, 2011-03-10 21:38

 well done Jack. another cracking fish and pic. gotta be happy getting a fish like that one for the table


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Thu, 2011-03-10 21:44

cracking fish mate, your a legend at catching big land based fish!!!!


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An absolute ripper fish

Thu, 2011-03-10 21:50

An absolute ripper fish mate!

You are the LB KING!

What gear you get him on?

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Nice looking fish mate, what

Thu, 2011-03-10 21:57

Nice looking fish mate, what are they like on the tooth?

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That's a ripper photo. Yeah

Thu, 2011-03-10 22:07

That's a ripper photo. Yeah how do they taste?


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Nice fish!

Thu, 2011-03-10 22:10

Nice fish!

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 to those that are asking

Thu, 2011-03-10 22:12

 to those that are asking about taste. just imagine the best tasting fish you have had and they are better imo from memory.


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nice one! well done.

Thu, 2011-03-10 22:46

nice one! well done.

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haha nice work man. Another

Thu, 2011-03-10 23:07

haha nice work man. Another awesome fish, you always seem to get pics that do these amazing fish justice as well!!

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Very Nice

Fri, 2011-03-11 04:30

Great work Jack. Out thought the ole boy and now you have a tastey feed and a top quality pic for the memories.


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Great capture (as usual) and

Fri, 2011-03-11 05:25

Great capture (as usual) and an awesome pic.

Cheers Pete

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Great fish Jack. You must do

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:32

Great fish Jack. You must do a bit of walking finding these fish. Lots of great spots down there off the rocks but most aren't easily accessed.

Good size to eat. IMO these fish taste crap when they get to big. Last big one I kept got fed to the dog, wouldn't keep a big one again. 

Don't understand guys that spear the big blues, not the best eating and most you could probable pat before you shoot them.



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the man

Fri, 2011-03-11 06:39

you are a legend. i never get sick of seeing your photos pop up in random images.


nice catch JD.

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Great fish mate

Fri, 2011-03-11 08:36

yet another cracker to add to the list, well done

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wow, from the rocks , awesome

Fri, 2011-03-11 08:41

wow, from the rocks , awesome mate, well done.

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Thanks for the comments

Fri, 2011-03-11 13:48

Thanks for the comments guys,

Sam, there are plenty of salmon around, that rocky bay in the back of the photo had a big school sitting in it all session, we even caught a few of the pesky things on bare hooks and crabs when they cruized through...salmon really are the blowfish of the south!

Jono, they do go hard, but if you keep their head up you can usually get the smaller to medium sized models up pretty easily, as for the bigger ones, I have literally been inches away from being pulled in on a couple of occasions! 


I wasn't using the usual GT gear or heavy handline this time, instead I opted for a softer rod (7 foot braidbuster) and an old okuma EZ with 50lb toughline & 80lb leader with a 7/0 gamma occy.  The fish was very lightly lip hooked so I reckon I would have ripped the hook out with the stiffer monstermesh and heavier drag setting.

They are great on the chew, one of my favorites, especially the smaller ones.  The bigger fish (20 kg +) are a little tougher but still better than your average demersal.



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Another sensational LB

Fri, 2011-03-11 14:48

Another sensational LB capture from "the man" well done dude

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Fri, 2011-03-11 15:45

Another top fish mate

Good to see the PFD as well, not an easy place to climb out of..


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 Well done mate, Crackin'

Fri, 2011-03-11 18:32

 Well done mate, Crackin' photo, great LB catch!!

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Far out

Sat, 2011-03-12 01:14

One a year,,,,

One in a life time for most.

Well done mate, great capture and pic....

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red bait

Sat, 2011-03-12 09:18

all the photographer and not the camera

glad that spot is a long long long long walk.

should have gone the dead lift, works a treat, haha



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buy u a carton?

Wed, 2011-05-18 15:49

Buy a carton 4 ya if u tell me the spot?,,,,cant blame me 4 tryin,..nah seriously!

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very nice

Sun, 2011-05-29 13:58

very nice


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awsome catch Jack

Mon, 2011-05-30 09:18

 And glad to hear you are happy with the Flying Fisherman polarised sunglasses .

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