dirvin21

the satan saga continues

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My effort to land a Jack this year has hasn't stopped in the last couple of weeks,

scored a couple of weeks off work so the plan was to fish as much as possible with red satan being the prime target, started my time off with a session on my mates boat hitting sucken timber with hardbodies along some of our favourite banks

of course the big eye trevally were around in numbers

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not to mention the GT's

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I also managed to hooked a stingray in the end of the tail I had it called for a monster trev I would have paid to see my face when I saw the stingray come boatside

with the water really dirty upstream we headed back downriver to a bank we don't normally fish and of course there were more trevs

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first time I've seen a GT this colour before other than that the bank was very quiet went down to a 20lb spin outfit and a smaller lure looking for more trevally left the drag basically locked up and then it hapened..... the rod buckled over and the locked drag screamed under the pressure of some nasty red beast and then dusted, I've been keeping a tally of jacks lost since the last one landed this was number 6, the same thing happened to Andrew about 10 minutes later only aparently it wasn't as funny when it happened to him.

Feeling inspired that fortunes had to change myself and another mate made a trip to the Kolan river north of Bundaberg again with the site set on Jacks, I'llkeep the story brief in the first 2 hours of arrival Matt managed a nice jack

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burning with jealousy I kept casting and casting and was rewarded with a royal dusting on 30lb baitcast outfit with a full locked drag by another giant red spawn of satan and number 7 goes begging there was some serious language thrown around, the consolation for the day was I landed a javelin which was also on the hit list

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the only other things that bit were green toads and sandflies, the Kolan is a beautiful system and I may return one day.

So I return home and keep jack spinning due to some poor weather I do a bit of landbased and on a local rockwall lure gets nailed... surely

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a moses perch, atleast it's the right family, with the moses perch around I took the kids out with some baits and they both managed to land their first moses

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manged to get the boat out again the next day being so frustarted with jacks I went the safe option and  targeted bream on the racks landing a few what's swimming around the racks absolute trophy sized jacks taunting me, feeling like I was hiding from my true purpose I went back to jack spinning and on some deep timber a take..... knew within a few seconds it wasn't a jack

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first cod I've got in the nambucca in 8 months so not disapointed with the wind picking up ran back up river for a last ditch effort and again on some deep timber a solid take... I dared to dream as the fish took a solid run but again soon became apparentP1000778.JPG.b514716df900206ce1ba68bfbff517a9.JPG

 a slightly bigger cod, back to the ramp feeling a bit dejected I was back on the rockwall the next arvo casting for the moses perch which suposed to be everywhere walking back to the car put a cast on a rock in the middle of nothing not  metres from the footpath and lure gets nailed, a flash of red, and just like that

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after countless hours hitting the river in the boat and driving 10 1/2 hours for no result the first red satan of 2019 comes from the most heavily fished ublic piece of river in existance

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he only measured 25cm but these things are so hard to catch I'm never unhapy with them despite the size

now i just have to fulfil my goal of catching 5 this year 

cheers for reading 

Dave  

 

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Great report and Super photos. Looks like the kids were having a good time.

Cheers.

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1 hour ago, dirvin21 said:

, the same thing happened to Andrew about 10 minutes later only aparently it wasn't as funny when it happened to him.

😂😂😂

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Awesome report Dave hunting those "Red Devils" and good luck for those other 4.

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Top report Dave. You sure put in the effort for that one!! 

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6 hours ago, James Clain said:

Great Mangrove Jack, that GT has colours resembling a Jack Crevalle

Your right there @James Clain certainly an interesting colour  ..... after I looked up what a Jack Crevalle was😁

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12 hours ago, James Clain said:

 that GT has colours resembling a Jack Crevalle

never seen one that colour before it was much more gold than the pic shows, at first glance thought it was a brassy, but the head shape was definitely GT 

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Awesome report & photos, 😎that’s an A+ for persisting, hopefully the next 4 come easy🤞

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That report should be used as an inspirational tool for anglers Dave. Maximum effort in the most expected locations provides nothing then a "no-hope" cast in a highly unlikely spot and VOILA...target achieved. If that's not a true statement of what fishing is like, I don't know what is. Cheers, bn

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