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by skronkman
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Kayak fishing lost off Balnarring
Replies: 16
Views: 409

Re: Kayak fishing lost off Balnarring

This story just keeps getting wilder! Haha. It's now a 3m shark, Westernport is now "shark infested", there are bite marks in his kayak and they "abandoned" it. You can't believe a thing you read in the mainstream media these days. From news.com.au (of course) http://www.news.com...
by skronkman
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Gunwale Damage-Info please
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Gunwale Damage-Info please

I never seen alloy boats with rubber trims they normally just use fenders If this was in reference to my post then I might not have been clear that I meant I have seen alli boats with no paint on the gunnels (but otherwise painted), not plastic/rubber mouldings. I believe they do this because tryin...
by skronkman
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Welcome to Fishing Victoria
Topic: garfish season
Replies: 22
Views: 631

Re: garfish season

I chatted to a fella that has lived and fished the Mornington peninsula for 60 years and he reckons they are a vanished species. Early days you could pick up a feed of gars on any of the whiting/squid grounds as they would just be hanging around the boat. Now he can't find a school for love nor mone...
by skronkman
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Gunwale Damage-Info please
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Gunwale Damage-Info please

I have seen it done on ally boats. Mine is ally, the gunnels are painted, or at least they were originally but now that I've rubbed up against 100's of jetties and piers they look pretty scuffed up. If your boat is ally then I'd say you're fussing over nothing, it's just sad to see a nice new paint ...
by skronkman
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Other Species
Topic: Rod selection
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Rod selection

Small streams usually means small lures so lighter is better. Look for a spin rod with a very light casting weight and on the shorter side of 7'. I prefer the 1000 or 1500 size reels for trout on this type of rod but a 2500 will do in a pinch. Straight mono 6lb or some very light braid if you want t...
by skronkman
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weekend report
Replies: 21
Views: 435

Re: Weekend report

Wow, 100 boats, nightmare. I had the same issue a few weeks back with no kings but plenty of salmon. I actually haven't heard of many kings in the rip recently but I'm probably out of the loop. They are either there or they aren't on the day. At least you got out for a fish and there's nothing wrong...
by skronkman
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Integrated swim platform and trim tabs
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Integrated swim platform and trim tabs

Is your outboard larger than the recommended for the hull? Experiment with weight distribution and the trim of your motor before going for trim tabs. Trim in and move some weight up the front, see what happens. The duck board/swim platform should be above waterline at rest and the trimtabs will be b...
by skronkman
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Hooks, Line & Sinkers
Topic: 1/4oz Jighead too heavy?
Replies: 14
Views: 345

Re: 1/4oz Jighead too heavy?

Not too heavy for flatties, they'll smash anything that moves. Other species may require more finesse but it's always a balancing act with jigheads and depends on your gear and the conditions. You'll struggle with the light jigheads unless you have line, rod, reel and conditions working in your favo...
by skronkman
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Any advice on Boat Insurance?
Replies: 15
Views: 311

Re: Any advice on Boat Insurance?

My advice is to ring an insurance broker and ask. They have access to many underwriters and should be able to tell you the difference between the products on offer and tell you prices. A policy from one company is not the same as a policy from another, you must consider that you are not comparing ap...
by skronkman
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Soft Plastics & Lures
Topic: Anyone used Savage brand sp's?
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: Anyone used Savage brand sp's?

I haven't used them. They Appear to be low end stuff from what I can tell in the picture you linked. They will still likely catch the not so fussy species like salmon, tailor and flathead. If it was me, I wouldn't buy this and instead grab a few different weight jig heads in about a 1/0-2/0 in 1/16,...

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