Nice morning on The Causeway

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Nice morning on The Causeway

Postby rocky » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:32 pm

Hit The Causeway near Yeppoon this morning for a couple of hours, only took a couple hb's and sp's picked up a Bream 28cm on third cast then another same size a few casts later. Moved around the flats picking up a odd fish now and again consisting of small Flathead and a couple more Bream with one coming up half a cm short of 32cm. Started heading back to the ramp and cast at a drop off well 30cm of water into about a metre, two cranks of the handle and up came a 29cm Bream then I hooked up on 6 more on consecutive casts all around 30cm mark after that missed a few more with one completely crushing the hooks, also landed a Sickle Fish. Top morning with a few fish and great weather.

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Re: Nice morning on The Causeway

Postby Ads22 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:28 pm

That's a very productive morning rocky. If I had known we weren't going to be getting away today, I'd have been there in a heartbeat!! Frustrated to not be at our camping destination and itching for a fish but feeling very scattered now having had to delay our departure. Might just have to head to the river with a couple of stubbies and rods and try and nab a barra.

Will try and catch up when I get back from Baffle Creek.
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Re: Nice morning on The Causeway

Postby arpie » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:40 pm

Nice fish, Rocky!! I think I found a Sickle Fish in Wallis Lake some years back! I'd never seen one before so didn't know it's name!!

Well done to Mick for his 3rd placing in the Forster round! He'd be stoked!! :wink: Even Richard Somerton only found 2 fish on day 2, & some top anglers found none!!

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Re: Nice morning on The Causeway

Postby kkw » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:17 am

Hey Rocky. Nice session. I think you may find that your sickle fish is a Striped Scat, Selenotoca multifasciata. They are quite different when you see a photo side by side. Good effort none the less :)
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Re: Nice morning on The Causeway

Postby rocky » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:49 pm

kkw wrote:Hey Rocky. Nice session. I think you may find that your sickle fish is a Striped Scat, Selenotoca multifasciata. They are quite different when you see a photo side by side. Good effort none the less :)


Thanks for that kkw but I am not sure which fish it is as the sickle fish doesn't have stripes and the scat does not have the spots or very few, also neither have the large dorsal spines the body is similar for both, good fight though.

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Re: Nice morning on The Causeway

Postby kkw » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:45 pm

Rocky.

I can see the difference easily :)
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Re: Nice morning on The Causeway

Postby rocky » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:55 pm

Thanks kkw, when I looked up scat it looked different from the pic you have put up. There were no spots only bars and no spikes dorsal, the body shape was the same thou.
Anyhow the pic you have shown definitely shows it's a Scat.

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Re: Nice morning on The Causeway

Postby rocky » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:49 pm

Well headed back to Causeway Lake again this morning and managed a couple of new species to the list, one I am not sure of, so if you know what it is please tell. The other was a small GT I think. I caught a doz Bream but couldn't get any upgrades for the challenge with them all being 27 - 30cm. Managed 2 Grunters as well with one going 47cm, good tussle on 1.5kg braid & the other 31cm. Odd thing though was there were no Flathead, well one very small one that got off.
Lovely morning and a few fish to boot.

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P.S. Fish identified, Threadfin Silver Biddy, thanks kkw, oh yeah you to Paul for the lead in

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Re: Nice morning on The Causeway

Postby pdfarrell » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:52 pm

Looks a bit like a silver biddy Rocky... just guessing though, the ones I've caught in lake mac were tiny..

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Re: Nice morning on The Causeway

Postby kkw » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:19 pm

Yep, threadfin Silver Biddie
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