Did a bit of cradle snatching Today

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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Did a bit of cradle snatching Today

Postby purple5ive » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:46 pm

Hit the water This morning with fellow member and kingfish Guru Mr Henning in The extreme gamefisher affectionately known as Bunksy 3 needless to say plenty of air time was had :super: (i cant seem to walk straight now, or feel my legs, back, knees :o_0: and im pretty sure few teeth have rattled loose :-D ). really didnt help when an Edencraft challenged us to a race off back to the ramp

Plan was to see if we could jig up some kings and try and get me my first kingfish.
quite a few fish were marked but they had their hearts set on live baits by the looks of people hookign up around us.
we perceived and scott landed a baby one, which gave me some hope hahaha, after a few failed hooksups and seeing them chasing our lures eventually i got to hook and land my first baby rat king on a $5 lure :rofl:

it was certainly hard work, but the salmon certainly kept things interesting. few slimies, a trevally and a flathead also on jigs.
Thanks once again to scott for helping get the monkey off my back. and his mates in the other boats radioing us in on where the fish were quite a few times.
almost had a chance of landing a better fish but the split ring broke on the lure as the fish was doing some good runs i got the clip and leader back but the jig was missing weird...

all pics courtesy of scott. :thumbsup:

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Re: Did a bit of cradle snatching Today

Postby Nude up » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:03 pm

Great to get your first, wow what a screen shot on the sounder. I take it that’s out of Welshpool.

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Re: Did a bit of cradle snatching Today

Postby smile0784 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:15 pm

What a cute little fella mate.
Sounds like you had a ball tho.
Well done
Good luck with your legs and back atleast you have tomorrow to recover

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Re: Did a bit of cradle snatching Today

Postby scott__henning » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:56 pm

purple5ive wrote:new dless to say plenty of air time was had :super: (i cant seem to walk straight now, or feel my legs, back, knees :o_0: and im pretty sure few teeth have rattled loose :-D )


It seemed like appropriate conditions to do 35 knots offshore :rofl:

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Re: Did a bit of cradle snatching Today

Postby purple5ive » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:42 pm

Nude up wrote:Great to get your first, wow what a screen shot on the sounder. I take it that’s out of Welshpool.


yep,

smile0784 wrote:What a cute little fella mate.
Sounds like you had a ball tho.
Well done
Good luck with your legs and back atleast you have tomorrow to recover

hah tommorow im looking after the kids, no such thing as rest when you have toddlers and want to go fishing as well :( have to compromise somewhere.

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purple5ive wrote:new dless to say plenty of air time was had :super: (i cant seem to walk straight now, or feel my legs, back, knees :o_0: and im pretty sure few teeth have rattled loose )


It seemed like appropriate conditions to do 35 knots offshore :rofl:

yep certainly, i wouldn't have done any different either :-D
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Re: Did a bit of cradle snatching Today

Postby Lightningx » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:05 pm

Congrats on your first one Steve!
Nice work :thumbsup: :thumbsup:



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Re: Did a bit of cradle snatching Today

Postby barra mick » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:07 pm

Absolutly Fantastic work purple....no longer a virgin...great jesture to be taken out by scott as well.

I good idea is grab some xraps next trip....lots off people get sucked into jigging....mostly by people who sell the jigs and jigging rods

All the kingies ive caught in vic have been off xraps....mostly while trolling past people jigging....

Awsome screen shot there. Btw.

Cheers bm

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Re: Did a bit of cradle snatching Today

Postby smile0784 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:21 pm

purple5ive wrote:
Nude up wrote:Great to get your first, wow what a screen shot on the sounder. I take it that’s out of Welshpool.


yep,

smile0784 wrote:What a cute little fella mate.
Sounds like you had a ball tho.
Well done
Good luck with your legs and back atleast you have tomorrow to recover

hah tommorow im looking after the kids, no such thing as rest when you have toddlers and want to go fishing as well :( have to compromise somewhere.

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purple5ive wrote:new dless to say plenty of air time was had :super: (i cant seem to walk straight now, or feel my legs, back, knees :o_0: and im pretty sure few teeth have rattled loose )


It seemed like appropriate conditions to do 35 knots offshore :rofl:

yep certainly, i wouldn't have done any different either :-D


Yep 1 day fishing = 4 days babysitting isnt it? Lol
Atleast you got out fishing lol
I just been too flat lately after everything.
The faster the better sometimes

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Re: Did a bit of cradle snatching Today

Postby purple5ive » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:30 pm

Lightningx wrote:Congrats on your first one Steve!
Nice work :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Cheers man. Pretty happy the curse is broken.
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Re: Did a bit of cradle snatching Today

Postby purple5ive » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:39 pm

barra mick wrote:Absolutly Fantastic work purple....no longer a virgin...great jesture to be taken out by scott as well.

I good idea is grab some xraps next trip....lots off people get sucked into jigging....mostly by people who sell the jigs and jigging rods

All the kingies ive caught in vic have been off xraps....mostly while trolling past people jigging....

Awsome screen shot there. Btw.

Cheers bm


Yes bm. Absolutely a great guesture from scott indeed.
I.personally dont have the required tools (insert massive game boat here) or experience in targetting these fish. So was really helpful of scott to offer me a seat on the boat. He is a genuinely top bloke and certainly knows his stuff.

I actually had xrap divers which i didnt use because we were more keen to jig or cast stickbaits/plastics and see if we could get them that way.
Few people were actuly trolling as well.
Yep we seen lot more marks on the screen but were busy tryingng to catch them.
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