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Altona Jetty - 1/12

Post by StarrangerAU » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:12 am

Very quick...

Dropped the missus of at work at 6.30am and decided to not waste a morning so headed to Altona Jetty. I don't usually travel to the west but after reading about the artificial reef located out past the end of Altona Jetty I figured with a north westerly it might be a day to give it a go.

The burley bomb in the bag worked well, thousands of 2-3 inch bait-fish were held close to the end of the pier for a good two maybe three hours, had two lines out in the trail ... annnd.. nothing.

Ran an assortment of lures through and under the bait-fish hoping something bigger was lurking underneath.. nope... not a touch.

With a favorable wind I a tried a balloon and some whole pilles off over the reef at about 70-80 mtrs, nothing,

So yeah, a fair effort but nothing came of it. Nice old pier, but didn't seem have the hallmarks of being hugely productive pier.

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Re: Altona Jetty - 1/12

Post by Lightningx » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:20 am

I haven’t fished that pier for quite sometime but used to catch plenty of pinkies off the end and gars down in the shallows and salmon in the colder months.

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Post by Kenle » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:57 am

Yeah that jetty may seem barren most of the time with 99% donut rate, however if you are there on that 1% it's a whole different story. Most of my successful sessions at that pier have been at night and right on sunrise. Anything from gummy, big flatties and a snapper or two have been landed along with heaps of banjos ofcoarse. Cheers

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Post by meppstas » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:47 pm

Got to give you 10/10 for giving it as long as you did.. :tu:

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Post by Robbie1950 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:03 am

Good effort mate. I'm from Altona and used to fish the pier a bit when I didn't have a boat, I always found it to be very slow. Theoretically you should be able to get some nice snapper there when guys are catching them around that location in boats.

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Re: Altona Jetty - 1/12

Post by StarrangerAU » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:41 am

Robbie1950 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:03 am
Theoretically you should be able to get some nice snapper there when guys are catching them around that location in boats.
Yeah, I was hoping that your theory would hold true.... part of the reason I thought I would give that jetty a go.... alas, not all theories come to fruition. Oh well... could have been worse ways to spend a Sunday morning.



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