What was that?!

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What was that?!

Post by jfel » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:26 pm

Was fishing Coles Channel after dark and hooked up multiple times - would have it on for a bit then a massive commotion, thrashing on the surface and a clean bust off. Any ideas??

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Re: What was that?!

Post by 4liters » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:47 pm

gilla or a schoolie?
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Re: What was that?!

Post by KgWhiting » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:50 pm

Eagle ray

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Re: What was that?!

Post by purple5ive » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:53 pm

4liters wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:47 pm
gilla or a schoolie?
yep
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Re: What was that?!

Post by cobby » Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:39 pm

4liters wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:47 pm
gilla or a schoolie?
Gorilla. Schoolies largely stay down much like Gummies unless you're fishing shallow. Wouldn't discount a Bronzie either even though water temps are freezing

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Re: What was that?!

Post by jfel » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:12 pm

Ended up getting an up close look - looked to be a bronze, must have be at least 2+ meters! Incredible to watch as it circled the boat and went on its way. Has no chance of bringing it in with our gear.

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