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spit bridge on live tailor part 2

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Hi all, went to the spit tonight about 1.15am and caught some tailor for livies. Threw one out on my overhead whuch is spooled with about 350m 50lb high abrasion mono he swam around for a while taking out a bit of line i noticed he was heading in the right direction and not a minute later bam!!! big hit and im losing line faster than could imagine was possible what a fish it was nearly an hour before it settled down enough to let me see it after nearly emptying my spool twice i brang it up and it was a mako shark about 105cm was a lot of fun to catch and ended up getting another 2 which were a bit bigger at 112cm and 117cm. all in all good  night even though i didnt get any jews which is what i was going for.  

cheers.

ps the photo is the first one which was the smallest . then my phone died :(

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Fun night, agree that's no mako, looks like a little bronze whaler.

When I used to target jewfish I would catch plenty of those sharks around this moon phase but only ever got my jews on the dark of the moon which is in 1 1/2 weeks, I would do the same again then and you may be lucky enough to turn those sharks into jewfish.

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Awesome catch and great post. Those runs must have really got your adrenaline pumping. 

Just one thing that others may be able to validate as well - make sure the tailor used for livies are over legal size (30cm) as I understand it using juvenile tailor for bait can get you in trouble. 

Cheers

Zoran

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Did you keep one of the sharks?  I heard they're pretty good eating.

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Awesome mate. Keep trying for that Jew!!

 

Cheers

Rah

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Zoran's correct - anything you use for bait needs to be a legal keeper.

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all livies were at least 30 cm and thanks guys yeah ill never stop trying.

cheers

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On 12/6/2017 at 2:56 PM, cruicksy said:

all livies were at least 30 cm and thanks guys yeah ill never stop trying.

cheers

Good stuff mate.

I've broken that rule once only: when I was bringing in a little chopper tailor in the Swan river in Perth, and something attacked it right near the jetty. It wasn't going to live long anyway - huge wounds to the body/tail - so I put it on a single hook and tossed it back out. Immediately scored a nice 50cm cannibal tailor.

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On 12/8/2017 at 9:22 AM, DaveBM said:

Good stuff mate.

I've broken that rule once only: when I was bringing in a little chopper tailor in the Swan river in Perth, and something attacked it right near the jetty. It wasn't going to live long anyway - huge wounds to the body/tail - so I put it on a single hook and tossed it back out. Immediately scored a nice 50cm cannibal tailor.

yeah those chopper will smash anything 

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