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  1. Nice work on some good eating sized reds.
  2. Great photos. I had some around my boat yesterday, smaller ones around 5 foot long, dark grey with distinctive large light brown patches along the sides. Don't know all of the species.
  3. Yowie

    Bate Bay

    Not a lot about at present, but it is good to be fishing and catch something for the table. The fillets were nice. Something happened to the photo, however, we have all seen plenty of flatty photos, especially yourself. The low pressure system next week will be pumping up the swell. Conditions were fairly good for a drift. Always happy to eat flatties.
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    Bate Bay

    Headed out before sunrise this morning to Bate Bay. Tried lures around Jibbon Point, no hits, a squid jig with no hits, so headed out further. Took a while to find any blue spot flatties, the place was alive with spiky flatties instead. When I found a couple of blue spots, the size was not large at all. Also dropped a couple, a few just unders, and quite a few barracouta as well. Some dolphins popped up beside the boat, splashing and rolling on the surface, then they pushed a school of pillies and small slimeys to the surface and were into them, the bait fish trying to escape but nowhere to hide. Enough for a feed tonight, flattie fillets in lime juice and sweet chilli sauce with some chips and veges. Looks like the photo failed to upload, the biggest flattie just under 40cm.
  5. Nice box of fish again, better than me today.
  6. That is a good sized dory, and good eating too.
  7. Very nice, good sized ones at that. (you could also freeze a little bit for bait)
  8. Yowie

    Back in action

    Nice batch of fish again, shows they are moving about.
  9. Good effort. Have caught one before on a metal wobbler lure in Port Hacking.
  10. Nice bag of fish. Around the 40cm mark is a good size for the best fish.
  11. Yowie


    If we expected to catch fish every time we wet a line, we would be expecting too much. Mind you, I am not happy if I don't catch something of edible value. 😑 πŸ˜‚
  12. Some good fish there. Tailor that size are good sporting fish, and a couple of flatties to top it off.
  13. Yowie

    Port Hacking

    Lure on a rod. Was hoping it was a nice tailor, but turned out to be a salmon, so salted the fillets for bait, and into the freezer with them.
  14. Yowie

    Port Hacking

    There are a few different species of Gurnard, and some of the "gurnards" are actually part of the SCORPAENIDAE family, or Scorpionfish. Some are called gurnards of sorts, but have poisonous spines/spikes, and are not Gurnards from the TRIGLIDAE family (such as Red Gurnard and Latchet) Just about all of the SCORPAENIDAE family have long dorsal spikes, which carry the poison. SCORPAENIDAE include Fortesques (mongrel little bastards) and Red Rock Cod, which is not part of any "cod" family. The Red Gurnard, which is caught around this area, has never troubled me, even after copping a spike from the head spines. I have also been spiked by Red Rock Cod, and never suffered any effects. Dave.
  15. Yowie

    Port Hacking

    Correct. With retirement, I try to keep out of the house. 🀣
  16. Yowie

    Port Hacking

    Good to see he is still fishing, and catching something. Dave.
  17. That was a great day out, one to remember for a long time to come. Nice fish!
  18. A good size for any time, even better on a fly.
  19. Good bag of fish, and a few of a nice size for the table.