My first Victorian Kingies!!!

Yellowtail Kingfish (Scientific name - Seriola lalandi), Kingys, Kings, Hoodlums, Bandits or "Rat Kings" are a strong, exciting gamefish that strike savagely at a wide range of lures, live baits and dead or cut fish fillets. Victorian Yellowtail Kingfish reports right here.
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My first Victorian Kingies!!!

Postby MsShimano » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:48 am

I did it! My first ever Victorian kingy. To me this is something special as I have been chasing this fish in Victoria for quite a while. This weekend I was quite successful.

It started of with a gorgeous day and no wind. We headed offshore about 15km out in search of some gummies. Drifting of 22m in the middle of no where and I was hooked in no time to this bad boy..
he twisted every line I had out including my Burley bucket. I was able to bring him up to the boat and what a mess it was.. leaders, hooks, sinkers everywhere! I untangled him and the Burley bucket slipped from my foot and tumbled down to the ocean floor. I was saddened but that quickly faded as realized I just landed a nice 6kg gummy. A mere 10 minutre later I go to reel in.. and feel something really heavy. I thought ohh great a ray.. nope.. it was my Burley bucket!!!!!
Thanks to my girl the crusher for getting me offshore and back safely.



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Very successful morning as I ended up with about 10 flatties 40cm plus.


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I then went in and tried my luck for some squid with a new white shimano jig that i got for my birthday on Monday.. didn't take long before I caught 6 squid.. basically one after the other. I kept them live in the live bait tank and proceeded to a kingy location that people were raving about...

I didn't think I would have any luck..
I threw in the first live squid and trolled very slowly... my rod took a hit and then BAMMM it bent down and the reel was going nuts (don't you just love that sound) it wasn't long until I hooked into my first kingy. She went like a freight train.. let me tell you the adrenaline that went through me As I pulled her up... most amazing feeling ever!
Out of all the trolls back and forth I did along the special marks. I got a hit every time.. 6 squid - 4 kingies.. lost 1 , didn't hook her well and the other one reefed me.
70cm was the biggest with 63cm being the smallest..

What a day. I won't forget it in a hurry.

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Re: My first Victorian Kingies!!!

Postby Wolly Bugger » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:51 am

Congradulations, on the kingies, nice fishing report.

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Re: My first Victorian Kingies!!!

Postby davek » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:58 am

Good report and some nice fish, well done, love the boat too, cheers davo :a_goodjob:
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Re: My first Victorian Kingies!!!

Postby Trumpeter » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:32 am

Great report, you have some fine eating ahead of you :thumbsup:

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Re: My first Victorian Kingies!!!

Postby Lightningx » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:32 am

Congrats on your first vic king! Nice bag of flatties and gummy as well! :thumbsup:

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Re: My first Victorian Kingies!!!

Postby fishingvic » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:00 am

Excellent report MsShimano. Well done and thanks for sharing. :a_goodjob:
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Re: My first Victorian Kingies!!!

Postby Raulfc7 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:05 am

Great work and well done on catching a variety of fish including those kings :cheers:
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Re: My first Victorian Kingies!!!

Postby MsShimano » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:54 pm

Thanks everyone. It was absolutely amazing and I can't wait to get out and do it again.
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Re: My first Victorian Kingies!!!

Postby Fishing_yo » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:38 am

Cash for comment much? Trying to sell Shimano and back breaker boats. Surprised you haven't been banned yet? At least you didn't post the GPS marks of where you got the kingies on the forum, that area is getting over fished because people like you post all over the net as well as the netters that have come from Melbourne.

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Re: My first Victorian Kingies!!!

Postby crumpet_avenger » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:29 am

Thats a great pair you have there ms shimano. Great size. Great pics :o_0: :o_0: :o_0:



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