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  1. Des

    HOT SESSIONS

    If a large morning tide occurs mainly before daylight, there is a higher incidence of Prawns in their guts. Prawns are primarily nocturnal. Although the YFW can access them buried in the sand where they hide during daylight hours and are occasionally disturbed out of hiding. Often by Stingrays. So it is not uncommon to see YFW close to feeding Stingrays. I have only caught one YFW on a Cranka Crab lure. I think I have to use them in the Crab habitat and not on the flats. The Sugapen 95 in Col-MB16 I feel mimics the prawns best. The Ecogear ZX43 blade mimics a disturbed fleeing prawn
    8 points
  2. Des

    HOT SESSIONS

    A sustained warm spell has held the Gulf water temperatures at around 22 to 23C for a few weeks now. Since Christmas day the water temperatures in the upper gulfs have remained in the high range. Nice Christmas present !!! This is about a month later than normal. It is the sustained higher temperatures over a prolonged period that changes the dynamics of these gulf ecosystems, along with the behaviour and physiological responses of its participants. Currently the Yellow Fin Whiting have become voracious hunters and predators. When water temperatures are at this level,
    7 points
  3. Des

    HOT SESSIONS

    ALWAYS !!! I gut my fish before leaving the water. This lot ... Haswell Crabs in the larger ones and Lug Worms in the smaller ones. The big morning tide ( in daylight ) would have given them plenty of access to the Samphire beds holding the Haswell crabs. Lug worms are abundant on the sandflats.
    6 points
  4. Sorry but I've been out of action for around 11 days now due to chronic back problems again which have been more frequent lately, I finally got out of bed yesterday & off to the doctors this morning 10:30 am. This video is from a few weeks ago when I had a reasonably good spin season in the Meander River... Hopefully I'll be back in a river again some time soon, not all that sure when that will be.. cheers Adrian
    5 points
  5. may aswell leave this here aswell - could be handy for more than just reddies
    2 points
  6. So true, but sadly the food shortages that are occurring in many instances are the result of government ideologically driven agricultural policies in various countries along with ineffectual sanctions designed to hurt Russia that are actually hurting the countries applying the sanctions more. The problem with $cience today is that it doesn't take place in a political, or economic vacuum. There are too many "unscientific variables" that find their way into the process and I believe influence many findings and outcomes(i.e. funding sources....whoever pays the piper influences what music
    2 points
  7. I like fishing the Dodge tides for Yellow Fin Whiting. I posted a detailed explanation of the factors in this post: https://www.strikehook.com/index.php?/forums/topic/38765-dodgy-days/ . So to start the New Year with a couple of days of dodge tides was something to look forward to. It was a sunny day. The water temperatures were up there, at around 23C. The small tide was perfect to hold and concentrate the fish for me. I went to work with my trusty Sugapen 95 in the MB16 colour. And there was plenty of interest straight away. Pretty soon the polite en
    2 points
  8. doobie

    Razor Fish Tongs

    Panga is not part of this site anymore
    1 point
  9. Meppstas

    Razor Fish Tongs

    Hi Darryl, Here's an old YouTube video of a similar set of tongs that I used back in the day when I lived in Sth Aust and fished for KGW in the Outer Harbour area on the opposite side of the revetment wall, mine only has two tongs on each side and they worked very well, I used to get plenty of razor fish there.. Plus I don't thing Panga (Linsay) comes on the site anymore, haven't heard from him for ages.. cheers Adrian..
    1 point
  10. Pvc mount for the torch
    1 point
  11. Des

    HOT SESSIONS

    The change in the fish behaviour directly correlates to the change in water temperatures you see here:
    1 point
  12. Des

    HOT SESSIONS

    Hopefully you will get out there soon, Mike. In this water temperature, they are really fired up. So you should look forward to a good session when you do.
    1 point
  13. MIKECATTS

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    Well done Des...... I havnt had much of a chance to get out...
    1 point
  14. Glad you're on the mend mate. I guess we're lucky to have wives that worry about us. Our small male brains think they're being mean but that's not always the case! Iv'e adopted the 'beg forgiveness rather than ask permission' approach and it's going ok so far!!!!
    1 point
  15. Meppstas

    HOT SESSIONS

    Nice one Des, some solid fish there and a few good feeds to be had too.. cheers Adrian
    1 point
  16. mrfish

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    Very nice catch. Did you examine gut contents at all? curious to know what they have been feeding on
    1 point
  17. Thanks Greg, yes, I had injections in the spine yesterday and a CT scan late this afternoon.. the back pain has eased so I'm hoping to may be sneak in a spin session in the next day or so, though Pam (wife) isn't all that happy when I suggested it.. I have caught up on the back log of trout reports etc. since I've been laid up so will post one every second week I reckon.. cheers Adrian.
    1 point
  18. Hi Adrian. Nothing worse than a bad back. Unless you've got a crook hip and a dodgy knee as well!!! Bad jokes aside, hope you're back in the river asap and posting the usual stories of great fishing in Tassie!!! Cheers, Greg.
    1 point
  19. Top report and pics Des, lovely catch there as well.. Now, what about adding another hook to the lure and go for a new record of three being caught on the one lure... I reckon you'd be up for the challenge. great work on the YF as always Des.. cheers Adrian
    1 point
  20. Well done Des.... Well have to catch up and have a fish together one day.....Would be good to share info...
    1 point
  21. Great effort Des. Water temp, dodge and a nice ripple on the water is a great combination for the YFW. Good quality eating
    1 point
  22. after mucking around with those slimey mullet the other night - the time has come for a dedicated fishing rag with caribeena
    1 point
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