out the front of Flinders 4/02/18

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out the front of Flinders 4/02/18

Postby cheaterparts » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:46 pm

Out the front of Flinders today with my mate Leejo - -- we launched around 8.30 am out the front of the golf coarse with the kayaks around the bottom of the tide and started trolling as soon as we were out of the marine park - very little happened
giving that up as a bad joke we did some Micro Jigging in about 20 meters a cuttlefish and wrasse came my way and then a very excited Leejo noticed fish under him and couldn't make out what they were thinking maybe Tuna there had been reports of them in the area
not long and I had a good view of a big school of what looked like around meterish Kingfish only about 5 foot below the yak - sh*t loads of them the whole screen on the sounder looked like a huge bait ball but it was kings from half way up to about 3/4 the water column
they just weren't interested in what we had on offer and they moved on as quick as they arrived

one boat must have called Leejo over a little while latter as they have found the king school again but the boaty like us also had nothing that interested these fish
a bit more trolling and back to the Micro Jigs - I lost count on Wrasse but also pulled a nice 35 cm hood squidly doodle and also dropped another just a small piece of squid left on the hook to prove he had been there

not the first squid I've taken on M/jigs ether

so that was the day very nice on the water - little wind or swell - just not much to show for it
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Gummy shark 128 Cm - Elephant fish 85 Cm - Snapper 91 Cm - KG Whiting 49 Cm - Flathead 55 Cm - Garfish 47 Cm - Silver Trevally 40 Cm - Long Fin Pike 41.5 Cm - snook 64 Cm - Couta 71 Cm - Sth Calamari 40 Cm hood


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Re: out the front of Flinders 4/02/18

Postby Redhunter » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:50 pm

Sounds like a fun day out bud! Those kingies can be frustrating buggers. Did you drop any livies amongst them?

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Postby smile0784 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:29 pm

Sounds like a frustrating day lol but relaxing at same time

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Re: out the front of Flinders 4/02/18

Postby Lightningx » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:46 pm

It would have been pretty exciting to see a big school of kings underneath you like that!

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Postby STriplett1997 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:46 pm

Would’ve been awesome to see kings. Shame they weren’t fooled by what you were offering. Maybe a live squid could’ve enticed one? Always next time!

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Postby 4liters » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:37 pm

Sounds like sleeping in this morning was the way to go
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Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm



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Re: out the front of Flinders 4/02/18

Postby Mattblack » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:13 am

I was out in the area about the same time (must have been a bit further out as I didn't see in yaks). It was a great day, I didn't see any Kings, but I've never seen so many salmon....they were everywhere. I was out on a mates boat and thoroughly enjoyed being a deckie for a change...nothing better than being out on the water with a few mates and a few beers on a flat, sunny day (catching fish is just a bonus!)

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Re: out the front of Flinders 4/02/18

Postby rb85 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:31 am

Great day out.
Is that a gurnard Matt how do you like handling them?

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Postby Mattblack » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:46 am

rb85 wrote:Great day out.
Is that a gurnard Matt how do you like handling them?

Certainly is...I handle them very carefully with a pair of long handled pliers...they taste good though
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Postby Lightningx » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:08 am

Not a bad catch there Matt :thumbsup:



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