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Everything posted by J0nn0

  1. Great to see you both out on the water again, even better to see you landing some great fish for you’re efforts. Well done to Stewy for cooking up a feed as well, such a gentleman! Good to see you out fishing Stewy once again Donna 😂
  2. Congrats everyone, well deserved!
  3. Wow! And I thought Stewy had a big collection!
  4. Tasty catch there! Not much in the way of kings last time Stewy and I hit the bay either, not sure if the seal hanging around molli has anything to do with the lack of kings?
  5. Have to agree on that call, kingfish in the bay, it’s the only time I have seen bait on the poly 😁 But let’s be honest, much more enjoyable casting plastics when you’re chasing anything else
  6. You forgot to mention, it’s a must to have expert drivers put you on the spot 😂😂😂
  7. I honestly thought I was going to see a video of stewy, justifying the amount he was taking 😂😂😂
  8. Hi everyone Managed to finally get out with Swano today, after many failed attempts due to weather, work, or family commitments. Possibly due to a curse by someone currently travelling 🤔 Anyway met Swano down at the cooks just before 6, and after a a bumpy start, battery for the motor wouldn’t crank the motor, but after getting the leads from the car, and jumping with the leccy batteries, we were off, and didn’t have any further dramas all day. Swano was first on the board, with a nice little jew, followed up with a surprise kingy, fair to say he was pretty happy. Got a little quite, so went to another spot chasing bream, and came up tight to what I first thought was a little bream, that was soon called as a trevor, then called for a small jew, until finally seen a kingy, great fun on a 1-3kg stick, 1000 reel and 6lb line. For the next couple hours, we tussled with more kingys, and a few trevors. Got smoked a few times with the kingys, bit like bringing a knife to a gun fight 😬 Anyway, top day out, and great to finally hear some drag sing. Few pics of the day. Cheers Jonno
  9. It doesn’t flip up, but it must move enough that it does incorrectly read a ridiculous depth at speed. Could be interference from the prop too maybe? Mine that is. either way, you could always go with the old saying..... its better to ask for forgiveness, than ask for permission, and get the lowrance 🤔🤷🏼‍♂️
  10. Hey burleyguts I have the 997c si, with pretty much the exact transducer in the second pic above with the metal bracket.. Still have the same issues at speed with depth reads, if it helps. I would be saving up and getting the lowrance 🤷🏼‍♂️
  11. Top effort mate You we’re putting some decent hurt on it for a bit, amazing how much you can put on with 6lb.
  12. J0nn0

    Winter Fatty

    Yeah tried the usual suspects, jerk shads and paddle tails, but not even a hit on those. in regards to the ripsnorter, they cast well, are a good weight, they don’t really seem to thump too hard on the lift, I have paddle tails that thump harder. Mainly only brought them because of the hook set up, as I don’t really like the ideas of using trebles. In terms of snag resistance, I don’t know if I would be bobbing them around timber like they did in the promo vids, the hook does tend to move around a bit. They did the job though, so will keep using them 😁
  13. Headed out solo this morning, in search of the elusive Jew, elusive for me for the past year anyway. Managed the nail this fat little fella just before the end of the run in. Went 75cm, not the biggest, but plenty thick, just like the bloke who caught him 😂 Anyway first fish on the Chasebaits RipSnorter vibe, in herring I believe. That was it for the morning, packed up and headed home at about 11am.
  14. Could be worse, you guys could be at work! Hopefully see some fish pics coming through soon, best of luck!
  15. Hey Donna! Still not working on smartphone (iPhone) Page opens, but no link or survey?
  16. For a safe, and much easier suggestion, you could use the setup in the below pic. eyelet on the bottom of the anchor, chain cable tied to the top. Added weight of the chain would help? Also get the added benefit, when stuck, cable ties will break with a bit of force, anchor comes free as force is now all coming from behind the snagged anchor. Could also be use on other types of anchors as well I guess 🤷🏼‍♂️ I’m no expert when it comes to these things, but have seen a charter guy use this method, which worked multiple times whilst out on one trip, all he had to do was replace the cable tie on the odd occasion the anchor got snagged, and the cable ties broke.
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    Hey Been awhile between posts, so thought I should fill everyone in on today’s trip to Chippo with Stewie, chasing EP’s. Its fair to say, the forecast of overcast conditions, and a shower or two were not even close to accurate, with us sweating it out in the sun with 35c heat and what felt pretty high humidity, they always get it close🤔🤔🤔 Anyway, we meet at he ramp at 6am, and headed off. Not a day of fish after fish like a lot of trips to Chippo, we struggled to even find fish to begin with, but soon found them about 30mtrs away, and although the numbers lacked, the quality was the best I had seen. We both managed a couple of really good size perch, and the average size was good too, not too many of the tiny ones that you rack up a cricket score with sometimes. Packed up after the wind came through, with smiles all round. Funny how that happens when you haven’t been out in weeks due to other commitments. Didnt think to take any pics, but good perch to be had, although the water is still dirty, system still hasn’t flushed out since the heavy rains a few weeks back. Cheers Jonno
  18. Great report Sam! Congrats on capturing your intended target (touching leader counts as a capture in marlin fishing doesn’t it?) All that work and prep really paid off! Cheers Jonno