Toilor3000

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About Toilor3000

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  • Birthday 04/23/1978

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  1. I went out last Thursday found kingfish in good numbers and good size. Used metal lures and soft plastics around salmon schools outside the heads. Also plenty of snapper around mostly in deeper water. Hopefully you get a few and sing out if you need crew. Cheers Toilor
  2. Just to excite anyone coming down over the school holidays I went out yesterday after work 4pm to 6pm. Casting 40 gram knight got this king @ 74cm from a school of 4 or 5 that chased the lure hit at my feet. Heaps of bird activity offshore.
  3. Fished Wednesday 6am til 12pm under cloudy skies with light winds and fairly small seas. Dropping 2 circle hook paternosters with minimal sinker around size 4 ball. Chicken thigh fillet on one hook and fish fillet on the other. Action was consistent with plenty of bait on the sounder. Birds working occasionally but too far for me to chase unfortunately. There were some big bust ups out from Stoney Ck this morning looked to be at least 20 to 30kg fish about 500mtr offshore. Got the snapper on a stray line. Great weather next week hopefully get back out amongst em. Tight lines, Toilor.
  4. I like gumtree and personally I prefer to buy from more mature owners. Seriously consider buying with the intention of repowering. Many boat sellers in the cheapy market have run the same motor for 10 + years and are upgrading or selling due to not using. You could get lucky but any older outboard can turn into a $$$$ anchor and ruin the experience. Use this as a bargaining tool and you can get a decent boat and trailer for 2k or less. Save your $'s and run the motor keeping an eye out for a good deal on a newer model motor, have cash ready and be quick to view/purchase. Good luck with it
  5. Appreciate the tip off on cheap Airds. I have had one for 3 years, used weekly in salt not looked after caught many flathead to 91cm, snapper and yakkas. Bail arm has just started to get stiff/not returning properly but still usable and probably an easy fix with a clean and grease. Nice & light with reasonably smooth drag I like it and will get another at that price!
  6. Hey Welster, pretty sure this is the same story with no paywall please correct me if I'm wrong. So sad to think what these blokes went through out there just trying to put bread on the table. https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/6356437/qld-coroner-lashes-fisheries-over-alerts/?cs=9676
  7. Always enjoy reading a @ScratchieSnapper report keep em coming!
  8. I get most hits on 40 gram knights retrieved flat out. If that fails I'll go 7 inch Zman Jerk Shad in white on 1.5 oz jig head. All land based but I agree livebait beats all else if they're not biting their heads off.
  9. I use thigh fillet fairly big pieces for the Snapper. Let us know next time you're down if ya keen for a fish.
  10. Sometimes you have to get off the beaten track in JB to find the fish. It was quite calm on Saturday with late arvo low tide. I found some protection from the wind and got these 2 lost a big one using chicken 20lb line and 4/0 circle hooks. Went back Sunday and couldn't get a bait past the squid.
  11. I use 12ft rod 20lb mono pea sinker 3/0 circle chicken thigh for bait. Fish with bail open as snapper like to pick up and run 5 mtrs then stop I count to 5 and slowly tighten up. You know if he's on and go hard to get his head up or risk bust off. Rock cod definitely a good sign.
  12. I admire your determination to catch fish on hardbody lures. Assuming you are landbased I suggest you start with Flathead. 2 to 4kg rod, 2500 size reel and 8lb line. The area you fish is crucial, around 1 to 2mtr sand flats cast where sand meets weed beds or deeper water. I would use rapala jack rap deep or similar quality 75mm lure. The lure must be hitting the bottom regularly to catch flathead. Start fishing an hour before tide change and you will catch. Once you've mastered that and caught a dozen flatties you are ready for Bream. Jewies and Kingies landbased on hard bodies will be challenging with many hours of fruitless casting and years working out the when and where. If you know Bonnies, salmon & tailor are around then long cast minnows like the Rapala xrap retrieved relatively quickly will catch fish. I prefer metal lures but I think your hard body lure obsession will provide you with many challenges. Best of luck!!
  13. Also curious to hear how you went? Definitely Yellas and Cod in the lower reaches around Wee Jasper as well as Redfin and Carp. There are a few trout around Micalong Ck stretch but pack the walking shoes, many miles to cover but reasonably easy going. There are plenty of rainbows and the odd brown upstream of Brindabella Station and the river is beautiful and carp free up that high. Plenty of snakes in the months with an R in them. Reliable report of a 2.8kg brown 5 years ago from this stretch.
  14. The days we fisherman dream of. Kingies off the beach is definitely something special, well done.