Big flatties around

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Big flatties around

#1 Post by flattyakker » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:20 pm

Collected some flatty lollies (poddies) yesterday ready for an assault this morning on the area where I dropped two suspected jewies in the last fortnight.

Headed out for the middle of the run out tide but all was pretty quiet until I had one bait taken on a run and damaged by something sizeable. It wasn't until the last of the run out that I decided to hit the deep water again. Dropped down my biggest poddy and the rod bent into the water and head shakes transmitted up the line. Soon enough I had a very nice flatty in the yak around 75-80 cm.
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I quickly dropped down another poddy while I held the flatty in the water next to the yak for a release at a nearby beach when the rod sprang into action again. I pulled up an almost identical flatty and as brought it into the yak it catapulted out of the net back into the water and cut me off!

I didn't want to miss any more action so I released the big girl into the depths to join the escapee!
Big Flatty pre release.jpg

The tide was starting to run in faster now and I had another poddy slammed but came up with just a hook. At the same time I had a vibelicious thumper tail out and it was smacked by a nice fish close to 60 which I dispatched on the deck for dinner. The very next drift the same lure was smashed by a bigger fish in the 70s which came on board for a quick pic before release.
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What an hour I had with three fish over best outing yet. I'll leave it for a day but I know there are jewies around the area and I'm keen to land one soon!
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Re: Big flatties around

#2 Post by rocketV » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:58 pm

very nice :cool:
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Re: Big flatties around

#3 Post by pdfarrell » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:14 am

rocketV wrote:very nice :cool:

Well done.

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#4 Post by kkw » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:04 pm

Good one Rob. You know you don't have to struggle on your own. Still got my phone # :)

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#5 Post by arpie » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:20 am

Well done, Rob. Great session - good to see the big girls are still out there.

Weather & a busy life has prevented me from getting out since the Giant Herring! :?:

Hope to change that soon - but the weather is still a bit dodgy up here! :roll:


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Re: Big flatties around

#6 Post by Freewily » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:04 am

Whoa! Nice session Rob! :lek: Nice pics too. :grin:
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