Ricketts 16m

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Ricketts 16m

Postby samjas1316 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:51 pm

Had a great session on the reds today. Been waiting for some nice weather to give the reds a crack and we finally got it this morning. My boy and me got our bag off Ricketts in 16m. Smallest was 53 cm and the biggest 82 cm.
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We launched at Mordi at around 3.30 to beat the crowd and headed out in beautiful conditions to one of my marks off Ricketts. I started sounding from the 15m line and found some fish away from any boats. The first baits hit the water at 4.20. The first red hit the deck at 4.40 and the last just after sunrise. Stayed for another 30 mins as Sam tried to get a red on an SP but apart from some small hits there was no further action.
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After getting our bag we went over to the Pinnacles where Sam got onto some squid while I cleaned the fish. Ended up with 9 good sized ones.

Headed in to the ramp where there was a bit of a queue. And while I was waiting with the car, Sam and the others with their boats at the jetty were checked by fisheries. It was good to see them. It seems we were one of the lucky ones as most people who got fish only managed one or two around the 50-60 cm range.

The reds were very finicky on the bite. They would hit like a flathead and you had to wait a bit until they took off. Great fight and fun to catch. No sleep, bent rods and sore arms equals Snapper season in Melbourne.



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Re: Ricketts 16m

Postby yepi'mon » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:56 pm

Nice one mate! Definitely a nice bag....

What kind of boat are you fishing off... looks interesting?

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Re: Ricketts 16m

Postby samjas1316 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:58 pm

4.2 quintrex dory. 30hp mariner.

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Re: Ricketts 16m

Postby yepi'mon » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:01 pm

samjas1316 wrote:4.2 quintrex dory. 30hp mariner.


Awesome. I can't believe that there is not one other boat behind you in that pic!

Would have thought it would be boat city out there this morning.

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Re: Ricketts 16m

Postby Lightningx » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:08 pm

Awesome catch mate!!! Really well done :thumbsup:

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Re: Ricketts 16m

Postby samjas1316 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:13 pm

yepi'mon wrote:
samjas1316 wrote:4.2 quintrex dory. 30hp mariner.


Awesome. I can't believe that there is not one other boat behind you in that pic!

Would have thought it would be boat city out there this morning.


That photo was taken just before I started cleaning the fish at the Pinnacles in 3m of water. There was just only one other boat there going for squid. The rest of the Melbourne flotilla were still out deep in 16+ meters! By the time we left our spot where we got our reds there were half a dozen boats within 50m off us! And heaps more deeper. The container ships and the Tasman going up the bay were busy on their blast horns as no doubt some boats strayed into the channel.

Lightningx wrote:Awesome catch mate!!! Really well done :thumbsup:


Thanks Lx



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Re: Ricketts 16m

Postby bowl » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:19 pm

:thumbsup: nice report n pics.
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Re: Ricketts 16m

Postby purple5ive » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:53 pm

That's awesome man
I was at rickets in 10m and only caught a few smaller models. Many went home empty handed from what i seen.
Well done on the fish.
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Re: Ricketts 16m

Postby davek » Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:50 am

Some great fish there, well done, cheers davo :a_goodjob:
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But it's an even better feeling releasing them

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Re: Ricketts 16m

Postby snorkly » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:31 am

great report and fish there with wonderfull Melbourne weather mate, well done.



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