CJay

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  1. Hook Island

    Hey Guys My time off of work is just around the corner at the start of May and me and the boys planned to head towards 1770 for a fishing trip, Our plans changed yesterday on a vote with the crew and we have decided to head over to Hook Island just by Fraser and take a crack targeting Pelagics around the headlands/reefs , Do any Raiders have any suggestions on other islands to visit/spots to wet a line , we plan to take the water taxi over but not sure on the camping permits etc will we need one for each island we intend to visit or are prices per person per night? Cheers Raiders
  2. Trip Dilemma + Live Bait Hook Set

    thats strange brother how big was the yakka ? ive had mullet livebait do this but due to being chased by something with teeth! As berley guts said above, livies can hook themselves up and do all sorts of crazy wraps with the line Normally for livebaiting id use circle hooks with a sliding snell rig and set my drag just below fighting pressure, if using sinkers your leader should be long enough (about 1m or more) you dont need to worry about the fish feeling resistance and getting spooked they normally smash livebaits pretty hard
  3. 1770 Pelagics

    G'day raiders! So ive managed to score a few weeks off work inbetween jobs and Ive decided to head on up to 1770 campsite at Agnes Water on May 15th for two weeks. Any raiders out there have any info on what Pelagics will still be around this time of year? , seen reports and photos of big model Spanish and the odd GT still knocking around and the waters still pretty warm , was thinking to hit the Catwalk, Round Hill and Bustard with the metals and poppers and if that fails grab the tinnie and get out to the reef for some Reds action? Any advice would be a solid ive never been up those ways and ive heard so many fishos rave about it for Landbased Pelagics, Urangan pier also looks like it could be worth a few casts too? Tight Lines!
  4. plan B pays off

    one of my favourite ways to fish brother, i grew up fishing like this stalking brown trout in the shallows! Never gets old and the bigger they get the smarter they become, its surprising the size of these fellas in small bodies of water , they will happily travel over gravel bars and runs with their backs sticking out sometimes! Awesome shot of the Browny there with the leaves and log backdrop Tight Lines!
  5. Gday Raiders, just a quick big up review for the Daiwa Demon Blood 17 stick, purchased one a month ago (shout out to Dinga) to try something different and it has blown my mind! I Switched over from an older model Yamaga Sniper that has definately been through the mill a few times, and the results were awesome. Casting distances upto 100m with a tail wind using 65g metals, i literally have never seen that much line fly off the spool before fishing with lures, it loads up like a dream and releases like a missile . For long sessions spinning (3-4hours) averaging about 60m each cast with minimum effort, this stick has some beef whilst taking alot of pressure off the angler, im now in range of the local bommies off the headlands here and my hookup rate has gone up twofold! Pics to come soon after the next part of my trip To sum it up if you looking at buying one of these id highly reccommend it! Tight Lines!
  6. Best GT Fishery ?

    Oman Islands brother check out Fishing Prodigy on youtube Flynn is over there atm smoking huge GT 40kg+ and also home of the dogtooth and giant yelowfin
  7. Cape Byron Busting!

    The past week has been absolutely firing up in the bay, meter long kingfish spotted hunting the shallows under the lighthouse along with larger model GTs and even the odd Queenfish! Maybe Global warming is playing its part here or something as Queenys dont usually show up round these parts and theres even Amberjack around that have been caught from the stones! Any ideas why these fish would be here? The water is still running hot 25+ and some decent ground swell around the bommies , anyone close that wants to get stuck in? Good reports from the local fishing club too , a little choppy on the way out but the Spanish are still getting around as are the bigger longtails Tight Lines!
  8. Penn Quality Control

    headscratching designs everywhere! Although i have to say This reel has impressed me for the price, id even choose it over the stradic now! Ive stripped her down and added a couple bits and pieces here and there perfect line lay and holding just under 500m of 50lb tasline, first smaller kings landed at the weekend and the drag on this thing is great!
  9. ive been diving out in the Bay here at Julian rocks and seen so many juve fish i have no idea what they are!
  10. Fishing goal this summer

    Video coming to Youtube soon brother just got to finish editing fish have been firing up this way!
  11. Fishing goal this summer

    Land my first landbased Cobia with no gaff
  12. Fishing goal this summer

    Should come up my way Ric plenty of Spanish around here atm! If you want your Jew ballina been pumping out some 30kg monsters the past couple weeks!
  13. Penn Quality Control

    Yeah that sounds about right they had some issues with line lay in the past for sure, but even if the line lay is spot on I dont let any shops spool my line anymore as they never seem to get it tight enough and ive experienced line dig and wind knots like never before! I use the beesknees spooler these days and crank on with about 10kgs of pressure to prevent any dig ins/ twists to cause wind knots. Im using Tasline 50lb and it casts like a dream easy 85-90m with the metals and zero wind knots yet! I totally agree thats one heavy reeel to be spinning with on a long session, my replacement slammer 3 6500 hi speed is perfect this time completely silent on the crank and even the line lay is spot on too, i must have got a super dud from the factory it felt like it had been thrown around like a football from the factory to the doorstep. i think the Salt 600 weighs maybe 100g less the the slammer 3 which is quite alot considering the sizes etc but i guess being fully sealed with grease and especially with the jig handle its sort of expected , whats your line capacity for the salt?
  14. Penn Quality Control

    It seems to be the way these days big brands producing their gear in china and indo to cut costs but unfortunately at our cost :/ received another and gave it a whole strip down and everything seems schmick so fingers crossed it wont catch fire or anything haha!
  15. Smell from plastics

    I use the plastic takeaway containers or the snaplock bag but the ones with a double seal , I normally dont bother with the liquid but soak them in anise or tuna oil