lakelad

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About lakelad

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  • Birthday 07/26/1984

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  1. Great shore based session! Do you put the hook through the tail or head of the nipper and what size hook did you use? Also, can any fellow raiders around Lake Macquarie PM me some places to pump a few nippers?! I imagine Swansea way might have some good spots?
  2. Nice bunch of fish 😃. What species are the red ones on the mat?
  3. Mmm squid... I haven't gone squidding since before the colder months, do you guys target them all year around and in the same locations all year around?
  4. Great session, photos and write up! 👍 How'd you get the poddy's, a trap that folds up for the kayak or on line? What was your setup for hooking the livies? I've been looking to do this and was considering a single size 4 through octopus through the top lip and small sliding ball sinker sinker to keep the bait fish down..
  5. Ah, the drone of summer cicadas is almost upon us. Nice work, looks like a fun way to fish!
  6. Great post, glad everyone is ok they can buy new gear. Those waist life jackets look good for rock fishing. I've snapped surfboard leashes before and gone from comfortable to very uncomfortable in an instant, let alone being next to rocks in heavy wet clothing.
  7. Nice work! Top fish, that's one fat flatty 👍
  8. But how can you measure the 3m flatty's on a brag mat? 😁
  9. What's your technique with the plastics @Formosan, anchored or drifting and casting ahead of the boat?
  10. A timely reminder @blindmullet, I wonder if they are completing follow up testing as recommended by the professor?
  11. Nice work. I need to get some of those thin rope traps (I'm thinking dilly style ones), the thicker rope ones are good for less tangles but don't seem to work anywhere near as well hey..
  12. What's the best change to target jew, low to high, high to low or either one? I lost a monster flatty on 30lb leader last summer, it thrashed in the net, broke the leader and got out - need a bigger net!
  13. Great report mate, welcome aboard!
  14. Following a Saturday getting out on the lake to watch the racing 'super boats' with the kids I found a window for a fish on Sunday arv. After losing my favourite lure to a large unsighted specimen two weeks ago I'd received 3 more of the exact lure in the post (yo-zuri divers) and was keen to try for the same beast that stripped my line from a 10,000 saragosa on a 24kg t-curve, then snapped my 60lb leader when running around a breakwall. I'm picturing a kingy with my yo-zuri hanging out of it's mouth but who knows what it was, that's fishing! For this trip I started a troll up the channel and out of the heads, the SE made for bumpy conditions in the 4.6m Stacer and given I accidentally left my phone in the car and was by myself figured I'd head back into the channel. Whilst the beast from last time wasn't available for round two the new lure came good and I caught a flatty on my on the way to the sandy flats, then another soon after pulling up on a smaller white hard bodied lure (44 & 46cm). Interestingly the flatty's must have been chewing on small crabs, as a couple were regurgitated into my live tank where I kept the flatty's fresh for a little while. I might have to try the cranka crabs in flathead country and see how they go.. All in all a good result to get out for some sun and time on the water, looking forward to more time out after work for sunset now we have daylight savings time in NSW.
  15. Nice write up, I lost my favourite lure to something big the other day.. then I found a bucket floating offshore.. $30 lure for a $1 bucket, better than nothing I guess 😂, if anyone catches a decent kingy with a yo-zuri in it's gob I'd like it back!