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  1. Hey guys, got a Shimano Tekota 700 spoiled with 15kg mono looking to make it my trolling / part time live baiting set up. Looking for a rod recommendation. i considered the terez but the lighted terez over head is 40 - 100 pound, I’m worried it may be to stiff and ruin the lure action. i then considered a Shimano tcurve over head either the 200 or 400 but again worried it’s a Jigging rod and may not be good for trolling. ill be fishing for kings / dollies looking for recommendations for rods for Tekota 700 spoiled with 15kg mono for trolling / live baiting
  2. Good luck squid let us know how you go! Cheers for the intel Tyrone, if I’m heading wide I generally make a day of checking out those couple southern peaks before heading out to Texas, in summer checking out the nearby fad on the way! The hope is the fish will be at one of those three spot!
  3. Hey squid! Works got me tied down for a couple of weeks but certainly keen to team up! Not sure which mark you refer to as ‘the farm’ perhaps I know the same spot as a different name? Perhaps pm the spot? Always keen to team up, not to long before the kings come back in hopefully we can get on them this summer!!!
  4. Hey squid! Since that post I’ve had some cracker days and days with a big duck egg. In no way have I figured things out yet but good days seems to start with sounding out the spot and finding a show on the sounder. It key to be fishing off the reefs and drop offs in the area whilst also finding some bait or schools of fish in the immediacy area. understanding the seasons and what fish are around is a big one too for example in summer the Pelagics smash up the area and if you don’t find them move around till you do find them. Also live bait is the key. Whilst in winter the structure and gravel bottoms near reefs and drop offs have found me good reds. That also speaks for the way you fish, ie live baits in winter in those areas are pointless in my opinion whilst in summer it’s a must. I have been trying to go to areas I haven’t been and just sound out the area for a bit, I have found two good honey holes this way. In summary a whole bunch of trial and mostly error is starting to pay off for me. The sounder is the key. Always keen to share info and team up!!!
  5. Was in two minds of going wide chasing kings or staying in close and going for reds. Local intel was that the current was running strong out wide and the fish were hard to find and in small numbers. I also knew I had till late morning as the wind was picking up to 20 knots. The chase of a big king was too great so tried to raise yakkas and but couldn’t find them in my usual spots. I took it as a omen and fished in close. I stayed in close and targeted Reds. However with no live or fresh bait I was fishing with pillies. On the travel, passed a couple pods of dolphins and dodged a whale that breached close enough for me to clinch the cheeks. Tried a new spot in 35m mark, spent some time sounding out the area and found a drop off into gravel/rock. I was burleying hard and few small reds came up and went back, you beauty I’m in the game. Trying a range of depths the deeper baits snagged a few duskies, the biggest of the day was 54cm. Was stoked with that as now I had a feed for dinner. I was perhaps burleying to hard cause next fish was 3 port Jackson’s and 3 banjo sharks, they all went back. Bloody hell the arms got sore. Wind was picking up and on packing up the boat snagged a blue mowie and another dusky. Was a lumpy ride in and took me two passes to get the boat on the trailer in blowy conditions. top way to start the long weekend, and a feed of fish for the table. Just what I needed was a day on the water.
  6. Great report, good that you went home with a feed. I also have not had great success at West reef! The best I have done there is after doing some heavy sounder work prior to anchoring up finding structure and what appeared to be a school of fish, even after that it was nothing special. I wonder if anyone has had a good session at west reef or have some tips for it?
  7. Nice one mate! Do you chuck the mullet in whole or cut/cube them up when using them for crab baits? I’ve been cutting them to try get more sent through the water but not sure if it’s needed!?
  8. Cheers guys will be crabbing in Tuggerah lakes, I believe they are legal in there except a exclusion around the entrance. Cheers for the clarification! @kingie chaseryes mate similar names! I sometimes get tagged in posts meant for you!!
  9. Gday guys. just checking a crabbing law in NSW. Crab dillies as seen in the image below. Are these classed as ‘Witches hats’ or ‘crab traps’, ie can I fish with two or four at a time per person.? and in addition if they are classed as witches hats as I suspect. Can I fish with 4 of them in addition to two crab traps in the water as well, per person in the boat? Then if there are two people in the boat can we fish with 8 dillies and 4 traps? Cheers
  10. Yea I did mate there is pushing it and then there is stupid! Kicked off the day at terrigal ramp with a slight breeze, boat went in good I got this solo launch down pat! Before I knew it had 20 or so yellow tail in the tank. Started to head out to Texas and it was smooth sailing till about 10 nm out. The westerly wind was hitting the southerly swell and it was just a washing machine. Wind picked up to at least 15 - 18 knots and before I knew it I was down to a crawl. I knew I should of turned around at the half way point but the promise of a king was to tempting, also chuck in a bit of stubborness. Finally got to texas and mate the swell frequency was about 5 seconds between peaks and it was about 1.5 meter swell out there and throw in that belting wind, the swell was so steep and throwing the boat all over the place. there’s keen and there is stupid and i was being stupid being out there. Did a sneaky lap of texas in case there was a mass ball of kings for the picking .... no joy and limped back into the ramp and out of the water. lesson learnt re westerly wind + southerly swell. Should have fished Pittwater, I hear there’s kings hanging around Scotland island.
  11. It did put on a nice feed with ginger and shallots + a bit of soy??. Will do Antony cheers! That’s no good Tyrone, I hear that kings r thicker down south at the moment widenof Sydney/ Pittwater. Thinking of giving Texas another run in the morning, spending some time out there doing some serious sounder work and hunting for new spots. Another raider had success around the 120m mark yesterday. Cheers
  12. Nice king mate! Conditions look mint!??
  13. Had the week off work and was keen to spend most of it on the water. Monday was solo launching from terrigal. It was a little ugly but got it done! Filled up the tank full of livies and headed straight out for Texas. once out there temp was 18.3 degrees clean water. The sounder wasn’t showing anything. Found some life right on the bottom but think it was perch or nanagyi. Had lives out (high and low) and was also jigging. Few hours later, nothing. Hadn’t marked any bait or kings since getting out there so went in close. Managed 3 snapper in 30m of water, largest 50cm. A sealed showed up which didn’t help the fishing. Getting the boat out of the water went a bit smoother. Thursday Solo again the launch went much smother, again filled up the tank full of livies. A bit out of with the lack of show out at Texas the other day decided to stay in close. Fished The bull, the Bommies and foggies and all I could manage was undersized reds and a shark which all got thrown back. Called it a day. Getting the boat out was very ugly it was very surgy at the ramp. Solo launch / retrieves are tough back at the ramp few boys had boxes full of kings they said they got out wide. /sigh anyways any time on the water is better than anytime at work. looking for a buddy to help out with advice re putting some kings in the boat, send us a message if you can lend some advice.
  14. Yea nice Derek, fish the gps mark and hope for the best in that sort of depth! I find it interest just structure in the middle of no where in that depth I bet many jigs and tackle has been claimed by it!