My first Southern Saratoga

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hunsta
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My first Southern Saratoga

#1 Post by hunsta » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:39 pm

Not much of a record breaking fish. But broke a record drought for me. Been trying to crack the freshwater fishing for a couple of years now. With Saratoga on the hit list. Got this 350mm fella at the weir on the Mary river. Hooked it solid through the top lip with a white 1/8oz Booyah spinner bait. Was right near the bank and I hauled it up off the yak as I was scared I`d lose it. Was safely released. had a couple more hits then someone turned the fish switch off and that was that.
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Ads22
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Re: My first Southern Saratoga

#2 Post by Ads22 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:38 pm

Congrats hunsta. After your post the other day this must feel awesome! Persistence is key I reckon. Keep trying until you find something that works.
Yak PBs
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 45cm; Tarpon 60cm; Golden Perch 47cm; Estuary Perch 33cm; Saratoga 72cm; Leathery Grunter 43cm.

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Mackayak
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Re: My first Southern Saratoga

#3 Post by Mackayak » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:41 pm

Well done the first is always memorable :wink:
PB's From yak:
Fresh Water: Saratoga 51cm YES; Barra 110cm; Murray Cod 78cm; Golden Perch 45cm; Bass 44cm;EP 38cm
Salt Water: Snapper 62cm; Jew 83cm; Flathead 71cm; Mangrove Jack 37cm; Whiting 35cm; Bream 37cm; Trevally 38cm; Tailor 34cm;

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hunsta
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Re: My first Southern Saratoga

#4 Post by hunsta » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:45 pm

Ads22 wrote:Congrats hunsta. After your post the other day this must feel awesome! Persistence is key I reckon. Keep trying until you find something that works.
Mackayak wrote:Well done the first is always memorable :wink:
Thanks guys.
Yeah sure does feel good had been using 1/4oz spinners and found the 1/8oz a bit light to cast at first. In the last week I think I overdoesed on Saratoga vids on Youtube :lol:
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Re: My first Southern Saratoga

#5 Post by Ozzybass » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:24 pm

You're on your way now! they work well on bass there too.

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