First blood on the Duo

So who's been offshore recently? How did you go?
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rlenno
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First blood on the Duo

#1 Post by rlenno » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:15 am

My son had been asking to come out kayak fishing for ages, so when i saw AKS put a second hand stealth Duo up for sale, i decided to jump on it. Had the maiden voyage of Arrawarra this morning. A bit of a slow start, stuffing around setting up the new sounder, and hadn't yet copied across my GPS marks, we struggled to find bait. Eventually caught a lone yakka, put it out and started to paddle further out. Saw a small bust-up, paddled over to it and saw some bait on the sounder, so dropped the sabiki, 30 seconds later the rod with the yakka on it goes off. Hand it to my son and he fought it like a pro, it gave him some serious curry when it got close to the yak but he kept at it and shortly later had a very nice snapper in the hatch. Rain was closing in so headed straight back to shore.

A successful first trip! He's hooked, he spent the trip home planning the next outing!
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Re: First blood on the Duo

#2 Post by Green Hornet » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:13 pm

Nice way to christen your new Stealth.
Guess I know what you're having for Chrissy dinner. :wink:

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Re: First blood on the Duo

#3 Post by Rutz » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:40 pm

What a great trip
so lucky to get out with this wind blowing
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Re: First blood on the Duo

#4 Post by pazz » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:01 pm

Great stuff boys, well done.
I came home with zip. There was bait around and i had a live slimy out but no hits.
Did have a visit from a 6 to 7 ft hammer that sat off my rear for about 45 mins.
Water temp 22.7
Boaty i chatted to at the ramp had good haul of snapper.
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Re: First blood on the Duo

#5 Post by Dodge » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:54 pm

Nice result mate, nothing better than seeing a kid holding up a good fish.
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Re: First blood on the Duo

#6 Post by Jamie D » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:58 pm

The smile on that boys face is what it’s all about for me still to this day

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Re: First blood on the Duo

#7 Post by rlenno » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:44 am

pazz wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:01 pm
Great stuff boys, well done.
I came home with zip. There was bait around and i had a live slimy out but no hits.
Did have a visit from a 6 to 7 ft hammer that sat off my rear for about 45 mins.
Water temp 22.7
Boaty i chatted to at the ramp had good haul of snapper.
Cheer Steve
I realised when i got back in i hadn't switched the radio over to channel 10! Yeah i was reading the same water temp, hopefully some Macks start showing up soon. Conditions look promising after xmas, hope the forecast holds up.

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Re: First blood on the Duo

#8 Post by Salty Dog » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:49 am

Great snapper for the son there. He must have had a blast. I reckon you made a good choice with the Duo.
Regards, Adam.

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Re: First blood on the Duo

#9 Post by Pollycraft » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:21 pm

Well done :) Always nice to baptize the yak with a little fresh blood haha
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Re: First blood on the Duo

#10 Post by Ads22 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:40 am

Great fish and giant smile. That'd entice anyone back again. Hope conditions allow for an offshore trip when I come through soon!
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Re: First blood on the Duo

#11 Post by SpiritFisha » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:03 pm

Poor kid, hooked for life... That is a beautiful snapper.
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Re: First blood on the Duo

#12 Post by rlenno » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:30 am

The little fella wanted to sleep in so went out solo this morning, scored another nice snapper,went 76cm, beat his one by 5cm :)
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