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  1. With a reasonable weather forecast thought you might be out there had a quick look out front of the bommie as we went south. We didn't see a lot of boats out today. Always reliable yowie and blue spot flathead. H
  2. Headed south from Port Hacking this morning plan was to NOT drift for flathead. Travelled down the coast to fish reefs I haven't fished in many years. First stop was not encouraging, as soon as we stopped Sammy the seal was at the back of the boat before we even had bait on our line. Had a distinct liking for reddies four throwbacks plus a nannygai were it's breakfast while we managed to land a couple of legal reds and some jackets. Best red of the day was taken by the seal which surprisingly then disappeared. Fished with my son and grandson, grandson caught best red, biggest mowie and the lar
  3. Weather leading up to sunday was not encouraging so decided to do a short afternoon trip with a grandson. Left grays point ramp at 2pm and headed out off Jibbon Pt the swell had backed off a lot but the Bommie was still working well and got my grandsons attention. Stopped in 35 meters for our first drift which produced 1 keeper flathead and a couple of whales making an appearance. Second drift no keepers so moved to deeper water for the next drift. this produced just 2 fish plus a small baracoutta in 45 meters. Moved out to drifted in 50-55 m got got 4 lost at least 3 good fish to medium
  4. Good size luderick and super fish on fly. I've just put a weed fly on my fly rod and will give it a try next time I'm chasing blackfish, never tried for them on fly. Your details of bite indicators etc is very helpful. Bruce
  5. At SWRocks if you take the road to the new entrance where you cross the little one way bridge you can get nippers on the flats at low tide, also worth a cast as the tide starts coming in. Watch out for the sand flies. Also can walk up from the main boat ramp and pump nippers and fish the mouth of spencers creek where it meets the river.(again at lower tide) I intend to chase blackfish in the main river at some stage over this weekend. Bruce
  6. It's good to try something simple and be rewarded with a good catch. The tailor love the little lures but can get expensive when they eat them. Nice bit of water you were fishing . bruce
  7. Some good blue spots among that lot they always eat well. It's nice to have reliable tucker just outside the river. I went Tuesday afternoon like you say found they were scattered this week. took nearly 2 hours to get 10 , although had a lot of just legal throwbacks. Then went and fished inside out from Lilli Pilli for two hours with a zero result and back at ramp by 5;30. Bruce
  8. Hi Dave Had a look and yes it is a trumpeter whiting caught it while I was fishing with small squid baits for jackets. Just noticed it seemed to have a slightly deformed head when I caught it. I'll plan another trip for Tuesday at this stage. Rebel I don't claim to be a photographer so I just take pictures of fish thanks for the very kind coment. Gordon Certainly a nice feed had jackets and squid last night with a couple of blackfish fillets from Tuesday. Another feed to go plus some fillets for the freezer Welster Yes didn't take long at all, flathead were 38-
  9. Fished the edge of the deeper water near lilli pilli. Encouraged by yowie's catch (and release) of not quite legal jewies had a go for them this morning. First problem too hard to get out of bed early, so left the ramp at 630 am instead of 530. Caught a couple of pilchards and put them out, took 40minutes to get chewed to pieces. Had a squid grab a salted fish strip dropped a jig down caught it straight away. Used squid pilchard and salted fish strips but still no jewies. I think yowie frightened them away. Did manage a bream, whiting and some jackets. 9 am headed outside to chase so
  10. The jackets will cook up good. Pity about the jew. I'm going to hit the river in the morning for a while then go out and chase blue spots. Had thought you might be out there. Been getting a few blackfish in the Georges but not many where I've been fishing. Bruce
  11. Hi Skipper What did you catch when you went exercising
  12. I bought one of these last year for my car toper. It works really well can't believe how good it is for the cost. Set it up on a removable piece of ply which sits on the thwart use a rechargeable battery (spare caravan brake 7AH battery cost $28) lasts 3-4 trips. Set up transducer so it is removable when the boat goes on the roof. In the Hacking like everywhere else you need to fish structure or bait schools sounder shows where they are. The GPS plot of your trip really handy in twisting mangrove creeks trying to find way back out and where you left the crab traps the day before. Bru
  13. Nice work Dave The smaller flattie fillets are sweeter just more work for less meat. Still a nice feed. Lost the baits a couple of times on Friday without feeling a bite, mainly when over 40 m of water. Didn't get around to trying a smaller hook. next trip I'll try 1 large and 1 small hook
  14. This was just a short trip out had thought about the FADS but decided it wasn't really in the spirit of the covid 19 restrictions. Left home just after 630 home by 1130 straight to ramp and back no close contact with anyone. Not even my son. A photo of my catch some to my son rest to be eaten over next couple of weeks.
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