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Offshore kingfish mayhem

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G'day raiders

Yesterday (6/6/15), Seamus and I headed offshore today in hope of some kingfish action, and that's exactly what we got!!

Was out there at 6am, few drops with the jigs for nothing, then some bird activity was spotted with hundreds and thousands of rat kings everywhere! I quickly tie on a 3" powerbait minnow on my 1-3kg loomis and bam first cast pulled a nice king!

All fish where very skinny but all fought harder than usual which was fun

Then I hooked another, then before we knew it, a double hook up with seamus getting spooled with only less than 10m of line left but after we back up on him, we both landed two nice kings around the 60 mark

This was absolute kingy mayhem with kings everywhere around us

Seamus had the smart idea to tie a popper on and we had some of the most amazing hits, I even got a picture of a king launching the popper, and it's self out of the water!!

Anyway, they went down and began jigging and got a few kings and trevally the size of our jigs!

Then moved to a few spots to try our luck on snapper or trag but nothing so headed back to the kings and there they were busting up again

For the next hour we caught plenty of nice kings, including seamus catching a 70cm king on a surface popper!

Then when they went down, dropped a few plastics and got 2 more

Headed back in at 1pm, then went spinning for a bit after seeing some bust ups and I pulled a very nice healthy salmon and to my surprise, a very late season frigate mackerel

Then seamus catches a very nice squid

What a day!!!

A day to never forget with over 20 kings coming aboard!

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And seamus caught an absolute stonka of a kingy measuring in at just over 30cm!!

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Cheers Gianni

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Wow!! What a day you had!! Looks like Central Coast?

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Well done lads, looks like it was a great session

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Very good effort there.

Save your money and have a holiday at Lord Howe Island. That is kingfish heaven. When I was there many years ago, I caught them on handlines on a charter boat trip, if I did not like the size of one that was about to eat the bait, I would pull the bait away towards a bigger one and hook into that instead. The kingies taste better than the ones caught on the mainland.

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Great work guys.

Glad you found the fish.

Yeah I agree with Yowie, pester your folks to take you to Lord Howe. Haha.

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Nice one guys looks like fun, not too far offshore at all, looks like it must be very close to a certain spot where fishing isn't allowed, careful now.

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Looking at it again, That's a big squid Seamus.

Donated to Gianni's dad I'm guessing.

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Guest 4myson

Congrats guys , a job well done !

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Geeze guys can't you catch anything else? It's always kingies!!! Very jelous still trying for my first. Is the harbour still going for them I might do that next week

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mind boggling. Congratulations on what will be a day to remember forever.

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