First ever Snapper!!

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First ever Snapper!!

Post by STriplett1997 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:21 pm

What a day today was... Picture attached!

Fifth trip in my new boat and in western port. Now truly hooked :-D. I had a plan before heading out and it really came together. I left Yaringa Marina at about 9:30Am and made my way to the entrance of the Boulton Channel for the tide change in hope of intercepting a Snapper or Gummy shark that was being pushed out of the channel with the outgoing tide. I Sounded up a nice drop off and anchored. I had only been anchored for 15 minutes and before I knew it, I had my first ever Snapper!!! As soon as I saw the rod buckle and the zips of line coming out of the spool I knew what it was, which made the fight a bit nerve racking because I certainly did not want to lose it.. luckily the trusty 7/0 circles didn't disappoint and neither did the fresh salmon fillets :thumbsup:. Measuring 63cm and weighing 3.5kg! Been waiting so long to catch one and I finally have, stoked!!! Now I want to get onto a bigger one. Heading back out tomorrow morning
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Re: First ever Snapper!!

Post by rb85 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:23 pm

Congratulations well done.

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Post by smile0784 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:34 pm

Well done congratulations

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Post by STriplett1997 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:47 pm

Thanks guys, was shaking at the time haha. Can't wait for tomorrow

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Post by CarlG » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:04 pm

Well done mate.! Great start for ya.
Got couta..?

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Post by Raulfc7 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:29 pm

Super catch well done :cheers:
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Post by STriplett1997 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:43 pm

CarlG wrote:Well done mate.! Great start for ya.
Sure Is, feeling super positive now!

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Post by STriplett1997 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:43 pm

Raulfc7 wrote:Super catch well done :cheers:
Thank you bud :)

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Post by Fish-cador » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:34 pm

Nice pinky. :-)

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Post by Nude up » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:50 pm

Nice fish the look on your face says it all



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