Introducing rocky to CQ lizards

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Introducing rocky to CQ lizards

Postby Ads22 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:41 pm

As many of you know, rocky is on the road and currently in Yeppoon. I met up with him this morning at Coorooman Creek, Zilzie for an early start. Plenty of boats getting out first thing, but pretty easy getting on the water. Conditions were sensational with the water like glass and clear skies. We headed with the outgoing tide and worked the edges.

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It was slow going early, but I managed to get onto a nice dusky before 7am when my trolled lure snagged and I was freeing it, my GG was hit as it drifted.

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A little further down I started getting hit after hit, but they wouldn't hook up. They were mostly pretty little hits but the occasional pick and run. I ran through a few lures and eventually cut down a Gulp Minnow on a 1/12 jig head and started hooking up. After landing a couple of Spotfin Beach Salmon (or Steelback) I hooked up to another nice flatty, this time a Bar-tailed version. By this time a fog/cloud had drifted in off the sea.

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As the tide turned, we turned and drifted back with the current. Shortly after I hooked up to another nice flatty, only to have it break my 6lb leader, that I had failed to re-tie after becoming worn from a few beach salmon. I then hit a patch of beach salmon and landed fish after fish, reaching up to 32cm. I lost count in the end, but had a lot of fun on them. Meanwhile, rocky had found a nice patch of fish, ending up with a good feed.

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I shifted to deeper water along a pipeline crossing the creek looking for some threadies or grunter to no avail.

No records set in distance covered, and plenty more of the creek system left untouched, but we both got onto a fish. It was a sensational morning to be on the water and great to meet rocky. Will hopefully check out some more water before he moves on.

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Happy fishing!

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Re: Introducing rocky to CQ lizards

Postby Leper » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:08 pm

Nice read Ads and it looked like a perfect day on the water! Loving the emerald green water as well. Must admit I have never heard of a spotfin beach salmon let alone seen one! Thanks for the report!
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Re: Introducing rocky to CQ lizards

Postby Ads22 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:32 pm

Leper wrote:Nice read Ads and it looked like a perfect day on the water! Loving the emerald green water as well. Must admit I have never heard of a spotfin beach salmon let alone seen one! Thanks for the report!


I didn't know they were called that, but the IDFish app is very handy! I don't think I had caught this type of beach salmon before, but the Longfin I had - much the same but lacks the colouring. They're aggressive little buggers, I'd have 5 or 6 hits per cast if I didn't hook up, and they'd chase right back to the yak, occasionally hooking up as I let it rest before re-casting.
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Re: Introducing rocky to CQ lizards

Postby rocketV » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:58 pm

conditions looked terrible! :lol:
Fresh is best, but I don't mind some salt every now and then!


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Re: Introducing rocky to CQ lizards

Postby rocky » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:52 pm

Thanks ads for the intro to CQ fishing in the creek. I had all faith in you when you reassured me the lizards wouldn't worry me even though the sign at the ramp said to be wary of them.
I arrived at the ramp about 0600 to find ads already rigging up. After intros I set up and we hit the water moving with the outgoing tide, first off I threw some big sps hoping for a Barra or Salmon the locals say inhabit the area but no hits so downsized to 1.5kg Bream gear with a pink paddle tail grub which I threw at the banks without any hits except for the little beach salmon. The tide started to turn and this seemed to bring the flattys on the chew as I landed 5 46cm to 52cm dropped one at the net and got busted by 3 on the light gear. Kept three for a feed and released the others along with a 31cm pikey Bream which was the blackest Bream I have ever seen. It was a beautiful morning on the water and ads I am glad the lizards of the smaller dusky variety annoyed me. Also caught a small cod.

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Thanks again ads.

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Re: Introducing rocky to CQ lizards

Postby Leper » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:59 pm

There is a few fish there rocky that could have gone into a few of the social comps! Just need to write 741 on your brag board and every photo is a potential entry? You would have had a couple of flatties, a bream and a cod on the boards in one trip!
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Re: Introducing rocky to CQ lizards

Postby rocky » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:48 am

Leper wrote:There is a few fish there rocky that could have gone into a few of the social comps! Just need to write 741 on your brag board and every photo is a potential entry? You would have had a couple of flatties, a bream and a cod on the boards in one trip!


I know I know silly me anyway next time. Ads gave me a neat tag with the number on it so will use it in future.

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Re: Introducing rocky to CQ lizards

Postby pdfarrell » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:55 pm

Well done guys.
And well done Ads on getting Rocky out of bed that early. :wink:

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Re: Introducing rocky to CQ lizards

Postby arpie » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:16 pm

Glad you two were able to get together & get into some fish!! Well done!!

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Re: Introducing rocky to CQ lizards

Postby PA Pete » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:49 am

Good on you Ads, your a great ambassador for KFDU and the fishing sprit. :wink:
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Re: Introducing rocky to CQ lizards

Postby Ads22 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:06 pm

PA Pete wrote:Good on you Ads, your a great ambassador for KFDU and the fishing sprit. :wink:


rocky may not think so having yakked near a croc farm. :lol:
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Re: Introducing rocky to CQ lizards

Postby arpie » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:13 pm

....I know I know silly me anyway next time. Ads gave me a neat tag with the number on it so will use it in future.....

Make sure you sticky tape it to your measure - so you don't have to think about it! Top left corner is a good spot - the noses usually won't obscure the pic ... but double check the photo before putting the fish back!! :idiot:

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Re: Introducing rocky to CQ lizards

Postby Thadius » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:53 pm

Is that a snap swivel i see old man?
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Re: Introducing rocky to CQ lizards

Postby rocky » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:37 pm

Thadius wrote:Is that a snap swivel i see old man?


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