Sneaky morning fish

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Ads22
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Sneaky morning fish

#1 Post by Ads22 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:52 pm

Snuck out very early this morning for a fish seeing the wind was still down and I don't work Wednesdays. When I say early, I mean, I wasn't sleeping knowing I was going fishing, so left an hour early. Got on the water at the Causeway aching for another surface jack at 3:30am.
First fish while it was still dark on surface, a few casts in. A little Moses Perch. Followed gradually with another 2 Moses Perch and a 2 Estuary Cod on surface over the next two hours. Changed tactic and headed to a large flat, sandy beach and first cast got two massive hits, no hookup. Then a couple of little bait fish liked the look of the popper.
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Headed back toward the bridge and nabbed a bream on the corner, then did a few trolling passes in the channel toward the bridge, passing an old bloke in a boat. First pass I hooked up and landed a 33cm Trev. Next pass I hooked up to a marginally smaller model, both on hard bodies. The old bloke reckons I'm the only person he's seen catch fish on lures there - don't think he looks too hard.
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Headed down the northern arm briefly and picked up another estuary cod (black spot) on a mangrove corner. This guy had a mouthful of crab already!
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Things were pretty slow, so headed back to the bridge for some of the run through. Pulled up adjacent the main current flow and anchored up. First cast with the soft vibe landed a legal flatty. Retrieved a few lengths of fishing line and missed a couple of hookups.

No jacks today unfortunately, but another mixed bag. Think the big double surface hit was probably a flatty in about 30cm of water. Was a beautiful morning out with glassy water for a while. The wind came up around 10:30 and became a bit difficult. Ended up off the water by midday. No fishing this weekend, so happy to have had the chance today.

Cheers and happy fishing!

Adam
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Estuary Cod 50cm; Mangrove Jack 49cm; Barra 108cm; Flathead - dusky 62cm; Flathead - bartail 51cm; Flounder 28cm; Forktail Catfish 60cm; Bream 32cm, Sand whiting 30cm; Striped Butterfish/Scat 20cm; Barred Javelin 47cm; Bull Shark 80cm; Queenfish 103cm; Tarpon 60cm; Golden Perch 47cm; Estuary Perch 33cm; Saratoga 72cm; Leathery Grunter 43cm.

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Re: Sneaky morning fish

#2 Post by hillbilly » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:57 pm

Three great reports in a row here in the Estuary section. First with Arpie and then twice with you. I've got to get out more. Regards Bill
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Re: Sneaky morning fish

#3 Post by rocketV » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:56 pm

I always look in a cods mouth when I catch one and quite often you will see it's most recent meal.
Not sure if it because they just just gorge themselves, or if they regurgitate their stomach contents when hooked to try and get away.
Fresh is best, but I don't mind some salt every now and then!


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Re: Sneaky morning fish

#4 Post by Freewily » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:07 am

Nice session on a nice day. Love the pics. :grin:
YAK P.B. Salmon 60cm, Flathead 60cm, Trevally 42cm, Carp 38cm, Bream 40cm, Luderick 42cm, Tarwhine 30cm,
Blue Morwong 48cm, Mullet 38cm, Bass 39cm, Garfish 34cm, Leatherjacket 27cm, Flounder 28cm, Snapper 50cm, Bonito 60cm, Whiting 38cm, Tailor 52cm, LongTom 66cm.


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Re: Sneaky morning fish

#5 Post by Ads22 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:44 am

Thanks Freewily, I forgot I had the waterproof camera on the rainy day on the weekend, and didn't want to bring the phone out too often. Remembered this time, so need to get some settings sorted I guess. Of course, it wasn't raining this day, so wasn't so necessary.
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Estuary Cod 50cm; Mangrove Jack 49cm; Barra 108cm; Flathead - dusky 62cm; Flathead - bartail 51cm; Flounder 28cm; Forktail Catfish 60cm; Bream 32cm, Sand whiting 30cm; Striped Butterfish/Scat 20cm; Barred Javelin 47cm; Bull Shark 80cm; Queenfish 103cm; Tarpon 60cm; Golden Perch 47cm; Estuary Perch 33cm; Saratoga 72cm; Leathery Grunter 43cm.

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