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  1. For the last two years we have always caught yakkas amongst the boats near rose bay. this week I have been out twice already. To my surprise we could not even get one!!! Only small snaps, I have never had this problem before! I am a regular and have consistently used yakka to catch decent size mulloway in the harbour. It has never let me down yo until now. We spent 2/3 hours each time Burleigh hard but they would not come!!! I was wondering if there could be a reason behind this? And if anyone else has experienced something similar? thanks in advance !
  2. hey Raiders 8 weeks till I have to give up the house to start renting out so will only have about 4-5 trips left As usual me and 2 other mates on my boat but this time 2 other mates came down in there boat Launched at 6:30am told them to catch the squid and we would try catch yakka for the first time , found that most other boats would head straight west from Murray beach boat ramp to a bouy so did the same and bait was everywhere! Sorted! We had roughly 20 live yakkas in 10 mins so we boosted back over to meet the boys they had only caught 2 squid so we joined them and within 20 mins we had 12 in our boat and 6 in theres we then boost over to the king grounds we we meet 15 other boats but no markings what so over! Tryed everything soft plastics, jigs , live yakka , squid.. nothing this continued for about 2-3 hours then I decided to do a lap see if I can mark anything then BOOM! found the bait fount the kings then all hell broke loss everything getting smashed Ended up with 6 legal fish only taking home 2 between the 2 boats as that’s all we needed biggest going 78cm cheers Tdogz tight lines!
  3. Heading out on my kayak hopefully b4 the school holidays start, looking to target kingfish. Planning to have my kayak on the beach and ready around 4:45am while I'm on the wharf catching some lives. As for bait, will LIVE SQUID AND YAKKAS outfish CUBE PILLIES? I was looking into slowtrolling the baits around mooring edges and casting a few deeper into the moorings aswell, as for trace will the usual mulloway rig from the tackle shop work or will you need fluerocarbon? How will the sinker be placed or is there any sinker at all? I was going with this, 20lb braid to 30lb fluero double smelled setup with a small bean sinker sliding above the 2 hooks. ( sinkers would probably vary from a pea size sinker to a 2 ounce pebble)
  4. Hi Raiders, I've been reading through threads about catching live bait and I see a lot of negative press for sweep and diamondfish and pretty much anything else that isnt a slimy or yakka. I think the obvious assumption I can make is that other types of fish don't make good live bait, but I find myself curious as to why. I would very much appreciate some commentary or insight about this. For the purposes of this question I'm ignoring worms, prawns, nippers, etc. 1. For live bait, is the preference roughly slimies > yakkas > poddies? 2. Why is this so, outside of the assumption that it's because they work the best? (It doesn't matter why they work so much as knowing that they do, but enquiring minds and so forth...)
  5. Bash.G

    Jervis Bay

    Hi raiders, Going down to Jervis Bay this weekend and was wondering if anyone can help me where to get yakkas and squid? Don't want to ask for to much but if you can give me a couple of spots or where to fish for some snapper kingies etc. Any help will be so appreciated. Thanks all. Regards Bash
  6. On Friday we put trolling for Marlin, Tuna and Dollies on hold for a day and headed out before sunrise with the sole intention of getting stuck into some kings. Managed to pick up 15 yakkas before heading onto the artificial reef and colours. Worked both areas for 20 mins but there was nothing around except for baitfish and the serial pest, jackets, so moved on to long reef checking all the bommies, reefs and wrecks along the way. Halfway there stumbled on a tonne of baitfish and some decent sized fish at depth on the sounder so rigged up a couple of yakkas and dropped them down. Immediately - bang - hooked up 70cm+ jewie but 10m from the boat the line went dead - had been bitten in half by a shark. Continued to work the area for half an hour and only got two small snapper so moved on to long reef. Shortly after arriving at long reef we found a truck load of yakkas bubbling on the surface so we rigged up three yakkas and threw them in. Triple hook up - three rat kings ranging from 59 - 65cm. Sounder was a ball of red with decent kings so continued to work the area, which ranged from 15 - 30m deep, for a couple of hours. Finished up the morning landing 8 decent kings and dropping 3 monsters. Kept two kings (67cm and 69cm) for a feed and threw all the rest back to fight another day. Awesome summers morning on the water.
  7. Hello to everyone on fishraider, this is my first post on the site, Im a newy to the fishing world and I was wondering where I can catch yellow tail and mullet for bait from land based spots around Sydney, also what gear and bait is recommended and what tide and time of day is best suited. It would be much appreciated for any help. THANK YOU