Last fish before the closure.

Last fish before the closure.

Decided to go for our last demersal fish yesterday prior to the closures.
We started in 40m of water n/w of Mindarie with soft plastics and after a succession of sergeant bakers, gurnards, and paddle tails coming back up with no tails left, we made a move to deeper water.
The intention was to still fish the S/P's out deep but after a few drops we came to the realization that it was next to impossible to keep in contact with the bottom, even with 5oz heads. The change was made to bait and 30 odd oz sinkers that still struggled to hold bottom, due to a very fast drift.
Perseverance paid off in the end with us taking home dhufish of 12 and 8 kgs a baldchin and a good breaksea cod with various other fish released during the course of the day.
Nice way to wrap up a fairly productive year for us.


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That will do you over the

Sun, 2010-10-10 16:02

That will do you over the break nicely!

 

Never tried dropshotting, but perhaps thats the go for deeper water?

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Nice bag there Steve, looks

Sun, 2010-10-10 16:29

Nice bag there Steve, looks like a cracker blackarse.

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I get some good Breaksea cod

Sun, 2010-10-10 16:38

I get some good Breaksea cod  Brody, it seems the deeper I go the bigger they get.

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Nice work Steve from what I

Sun, 2010-10-10 16:52

Nice work Steve from what I here it was a slow day for most .

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talk about goin out in

Sun, 2010-10-10 17:21

talk about goin out in fashion!! nice work steve!

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Great catch steve gotta be

Sun, 2010-10-10 18:11

Great catch steve gotta be happy for a lucky last :). what ya guna do durin the ban?? sambos and and ambers? etc

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should be able to ration

Sun, 2010-10-10 18:18

should be able to ration that out over two months.

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well done again steve your

Sun, 2010-10-10 18:19

well done again steve

your still on the money!!!

have not seen many baldys around in a while, i got 1 friday and now you got 1 as well.

 

thats a great size bb(they are tasty)

 

now.....when we going sambo hunting?

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Marko, the sambos are pretty

Sun, 2010-10-10 18:35

Marko, the sambos are pretty high on the priority list as well as find some reliable KG spots. Actually looking forward to the break as it makes us fish differently for other species.
Tim, I've already got a bit of fish in the freezer so with that lot, I'm sure I'll get over the line.
Ron, I've not really heard anything too convincing yet in regards to the barges, but we will have to get out there once they start congregating.
It was a horrendous drift there on Saturday which made the fishing tough. They were on the chew first thing and shut down around 10.30 but came back on the bite later in the afternoon, enough for John to put his dhuie onboard. In regards to the baldy, that's the second one we've had from this area in as many trips, but as you said you don't see them often.

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Is that off the area

Sun, 2010-10-10 19:40

i left you at the day i went further north.If so that area will only produce the odd baldie.

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Tony, It's a new patch of

Sun, 2010-10-10 20:37

Tony, It's a new patch of ground we found a couple of trips ago. It's over the other side of the bank in the deeper stuff.

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Nice catch there and

Sun, 2010-10-10 18:45

Nice catch there and something to remember until next season, just a question though, how would they stop people fishing for the demersals and such, i mean someone could make up a story like they were fishing for other species but still fish the demesals and chuck it back, dont understand how they will enforce it.

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I remember last season they

Sun, 2010-10-10 18:51

I remember last season they were on the barges from early November, but the size wasn't really cracking. Once the boats were hitting the Hillarys Aggregation a week later the size was excellent. Later in the season, there were better fish on the barges.

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feel free to take me jigging

Sun, 2010-10-10 19:39

feel free to take me jigging when ever you like bahaha. I went to boat show on saturday. Me and dad pretty close to buyin one. few more bricks :P

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great feed to end the

Sun, 2010-10-10 22:06

great feed to end the season. gotta be happy with that lot.

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Nice one Steve..that lawn

Mon, 2010-10-11 17:50

Nice one Steve..that lawn needs some work now!

Cheers Pete

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You are dead right Pete, I

Mon, 2010-10-11 18:24

You are dead right Pete, I live across the road from what would have to be the very last block of land left in the estate, which is an overgrown jungle of the who's who of every weed known to man, hence the state of my lawn!!
On a worse note, it seems as though I'm up for a new air compressor for the outboard as we discovered a problem when flushing the motor from this trip. I'm thinking a bolt was left out when last serviced....

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Good fishing Steve & Johnny,

Mon, 2010-10-11 23:28

Good fishing Steve & Johnny, time to get sorted for the jigging. Will start pencilling in some weekends to come back up and head out.

ps. cracker Baldie