Yowie

Port Hacking Snapper

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Headed up South West Arm for something different, and to escape the wind. Plenty of little reddies about, plus a few yakkas for bait.

Threw a squid jig towards the shore for the squid. 2 of them hooked themselves when the jig sat on the bottom while I was attending to another line, they both picked up the jig, swam off and hooked up.

Put out 1 small live yakka, but it was chewed off. Fray marks on the line, so probably a tailor. The 2nd yakka did not attract anything.

Pillies and squid strips no good, but fillets of the yakkas  proved better.

The reddie in the photo grabbed a fillet from a large yakka, then took off when hooked. Put up a good fight on a handline and snagged me under a rock. I could not budge it so let the pressure off the line and it swam free about a minute later. I did not put much pressure on the line, thinking the line was frayed which it was, and expected to see the silver colour of a nice jew swim up to the boat, but it was red instead.

Also caught a just legal reddie and just legal bream earlier on, but they didn't deserve to be in the photo.  :Dfish.jpeg_138.thumb.png.87c678d768359fe06dd632160e80243b.png

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Any tips on catching squid in the port hacking area. Tempted to go there or kurnell tomorrow.

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That's a very nice red for inside the estuary Yowie, top stuff.

 

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Posted (edited)

Nice red from inside. I love fishing SWA.

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Thanks guys. The biggest one I have pulled out from the Hacking.

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2 hours ago, Fodzii said:

Any tips on catching squid in the port hacking area. Tempted to go there or kurnell tomorrow.

These are the first squid I have caught in the Hacking this year. They have been very scarce.

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Great snapper and great story Yowie.  

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Nice snapper yowie! A few more fillets than those little reddies! Enjoy mate! 

Cheers scratchie!!! 

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Awesome snapper from the Hacking.

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That's a cracker yowie, good red there especially where u were. Agree not many squid about this year .... yet! 

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Awesome Yowie!!

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11 hours ago, Scratchie said:

Nice snapper yowie! A few more fillets than those little reddies! Enjoy mate! 

Cheers scratchie!!! 

Cooked up a fillet last night, with a lime sauce. It was very nice, a chunky fillet compared to a pannie.

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22 minutes ago, Ribs said:

That's a cracker yowie, good red there especially where u were. Agree not many squid about this year .... yet! 

Half way up the Arm.

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5 minutes ago, Rah said:

Awesome Yowie!!

Thanks Rah, it was a surprise.

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9 hours ago, Welster said:

Awesome snapper from the Hacking.

Unexpected, but very welcome.

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12 hours ago, mark_s said:

Great snapper and great story Yowie.  

Thankyou. Was expecting a jew on the line, much happier with the red.

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Isn't snapper of that size lives offshore only? 

This must be a surprise even to you! Anyway, another encouraging story from Yowie as always!

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Wow. Great work

You really are the fish whisperer. That is a very respectable fish for so far up the river. Bet she tasted great.

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19 hours ago, wchh said:

Isn't snapper of that size lives offshore only? 

This must be a surprise even to you! Anyway, another encouraging story from Yowie as always!

The occasional snapper have been caught up river, but they are not too common.

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59 minutes ago, GoingFishing said:

Wow. Great work

You really are the fish whisperer. That is a very respectable fish for so far up the river. Bet she tasted great.

Delicious, better flavour than a pannie.

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That's a great snapper Yowie. Some nice squid as well. Enjoy R&B

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17 hours ago, Rock&Beach said:

That's a great snapper Yowie. Some nice squid as well. Enjoy R&B

Thank you, good size for up river.

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1 hour ago, rickmarlin62 said:

what can I say.nnniiicce

I was happy with that one, and it tasted very nice !!!

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