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by skronkman
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Flathead fishing
Topic: MIcro jigs
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: MIcro jigs

Ive successfully jigged those cheap metal slices (usually used for salmon spinning) and caught flatties. Well, when I say jigged, I mean bounce it off the bottom a foot or 2 and drift along. Also done it at 40m out of the eastern entrance (WP) and it worked. The trebles like to snag on anything they...
by skronkman
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Fish Recipes and Preparation
Topic: A good breakfast
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: A good breakfast

I've always put Vegemite on left over garlic bread after pasta night. It's delishious.
by skronkman
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Free Worm Farm
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Free Worm Farm

I just wanted to say a big public thank you to whiskers (Bob) for the worm farm he graciously offered up on this forum and I was lucky enough to score. It was great to meet a top bloke and have a good chin wag about fishing. He past on some great fishing tips as well. I wish you all the best and man...
by skronkman
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Marine Electronics
Topic: Electrics Question (Curly one!)
Replies: 29
Views: 510

Re: Electrics Question (Curly one!)

NMEA is a balanced line, meaning the +/- is a relative signal to each other. By grounding the negative, it is now relative to ground and no longer a balanced line. This is not always possible and depends on the driving circuit of the devices but it is also not uncommon practice as it can reduce the ...
by skronkman
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Marine Electronics
Topic: Electrics Question (Curly one!)
Replies: 29
Views: 510

Re: Electrics Question (Curly one!)

I take it the red light you mention is on the actual markfish unit? You are wiring the black and red wires directly to your battery supply bus and not the red and black wires from your gps/furuno, right? It could be a faulty connection somewhere further up the wiring that gets disturbed by water or ...
by skronkman
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Mornington To Dromana
Topic: Snapper in yet?
Replies: 83
Views: 4038

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: 265

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: 403

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: 1072

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: 1072

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...

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