High tide smash and grab.

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High tide smash and grab.

Post by CarlG » Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:24 pm

Found myself with a free afternoon this arvo, and with the forecast being very favourable, I headed down to Gunners.
As it approached high tide, I got a few tell tale smacks on the lure, next cast, same again. Following cast, I slowed it right down, and bang, hook up.
Not a big fish, 7-800 grams, but still, good fun. Strangely, no more touches in that area, so moved up the beach.
Met up with a local mate, Oatsy, and we kept plugging away. Bang on high tide, I got slammed by a bigger fish, after several airborne cartwheels, and some nervous moments in the beach wash, I slid a fat 1.6kg Sambo up the sand. We peppered the area with casts, but no further joy. We worked our way back down the beach, with Oatsy picking up one more on the way back down.
Good to land another couple, but on the whole, they're hard work at the minute.
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Re: High tide smash and grab.

Post by poodoo » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:13 pm

Nice one Mr G!

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Re: High tide smash and grab.

Post by Lightningx » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:29 pm

Some beauties there mate! Nice!
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Post by purple5ive » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:36 pm

Great stuff shorty.
im waiting for them to get a bit closer to the metro to have a crack with the bream gear :-D
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Re: High tide smash and grab.

Post by CarlG » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:47 pm

purple5ive wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:36 pm
Great stuff shorty.
im waiting for them to get a bit closer to the metro to have a crack with the bream gear :-D
They are ripping fun on lighter gear, but in the surf, you're battling the conditions as much as the fish. That bigger fish did the classic Salmon move, race in with the wave, then go side on and kite in the retreating wash. You have to be on your mettle with them, and gear up to suit.

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Re: High tide smash and grab.

Post by purple5ive » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:10 pm

CarlG wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:47 pm
purple5ive wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:36 pm
Great stuff shorty.
im waiting for them to get a bit closer to the metro to have a crack with the bream gear :-D
They are ripping fun on lighter gear, but in the surf, you're battling the conditions as much as the fish. That bigger fish did the classic Salmon move, race in with the wave, then go side on and kite in the retreating wash. You have to be on your mettle with them, and gear up to suit.
yes i agree, surf fishing isnt the same as targetting them from a boat in the bay, you need the appropriate gear to winch them out of the surf
Small Fish Specialist :-D :-D :-D

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Re: High tide smash and grab.

Post by rb85 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:15 pm

Great work CarlG great way to get some exercise.
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