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by skronkman
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Mornington To Dromana
Topic: Snapper in yet?
Replies: 83
Views: 3674

Re: Snapper in yet?

Spent 10 hours on WP yesterday out of Corinella chasing snapper. Launched just before 5am to fish the turn and run out tide at sunrise around bluegum point. Water temp was 15C, about 40 trailers in the car parks when we got back in. We got our fair share of rock cod, banjos, baby gummy and an eagle ...
by skronkman
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Melbourne Land Based Fishing
Topic: Lakeside pakenham
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Lakeside pakenham

If the water is clear then give the artificials a go. Add a tassie devil to the mix too. If it's stirred up and muddy then a scrub worm is probably the go. If it was stocked at the start of the school holidays you should be in with a decent chance. Cheers bud.
by skronkman
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Redfin/Eels
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: Redfin/Eels

Lysterfield lake has big eels, you're not supposed to fish there but they're only rules. I've seen plenty in a meter of water while kayaking. The old quarry in ferntree gully has reddies that will take a softy or spinner too. Again, I don't think you're supposed to even access this body of water but...
by skronkman
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Marine Electronics
Topic: Dual batteries
Replies: 39
Views: 1065

Re: Dual batteries

Hey Skronkman, I've followed yours and Frozenpod's advice and bought another battery (surprise-surprise, it was double the cost of a car battery). I re-read your advice on the VSR selector/isolator switch..... In simple terms, does this mean the VSR will automatically swap batteries when one runs l...
by skronkman
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Marine Electronics
Topic: Dual batteries
Replies: 39
Views: 1065

Re: Dual batteries

Go for dual batteries, it's a safety feature as much as a convenience. As frozenpod said, always have your motor running when you use your winch and it basically runs of the alternator and doesn't drain your battery. I up the idle revs to about 1500 when I'm upping the anchor and this keeps the batt...
by skronkman
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Smoke Flares - is it legal to carry when LB fishing?
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: Smoke Flares - is it legal to carry when LB fishing?

I can't see any reason why you could carry them home from BCF but not have them in your possession while fishing. They may possibly have to be in date like boats though? If I were you and I were concerned for my safety I would simply carry them and use them if I thought they would help me in the eve...
by skronkman
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Snapper Fishing
Topic: snapper outfits
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: snapper outfits

Hey gummysmasher, the guys are right in asking for more info about where and how you want to fish. The variance can be huge between the boat/landbased, westernport/PPB. However if you go over some of the older threads on this forum you will find a heap of info for all styles. Another option might be...
by skronkman
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Suggestion for Tinnie Modifications
Replies: 11
Views: 549

Re: Suggestion for Tinnie Modifications

Hi mate. Congrats on your new boat. I too had a 10 footer once and I'm worried that you really won't have the stability for a casting platform. Even standing up in mine was treacherous. My recommendation for something that size is too keep it simple and minimal. Maybe some vertical rod holders to ke...
by skronkman
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: removable side mirrors
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: removable side mirrors

Yep they have laws for this, you must be able to see right down the sides of your boat so your mirrors must be out past the width of the boat to do so. I know one person that got a fine for this on his caravan. I believe it's also a law that you mustn't have them on when you are not towing. I gave u...
by skronkman
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Squid Fishing
Replies: 22
Views: 638


I've used the ocea on a squid outfit. It's top notch if you want to spend that kind of money. Very fine,supple and strong. Also doesn't seem to get as many wind knots as some of the other very fine braid I've used (like egifire). I usually use J braid for its price/quality but ocea is a big step up.

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