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    doobie got a reaction from vogon in The one that got away?   
    Geez, you were getting me excited with that fish, what ever it was, spooling you.
    I was utmost disappointed for you when mentioned "busted off"  
    I can't give you any idea what it could have been, but with 4lb line I suppose it doesn't take too much of a weighty fish to bust it.
    The pleasing thing and most excitable thing is .... it was spooling you - what a great excitement I reckon  
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    doobie reacted to vogon in The one that got away?   
    G'day all,
    I got caught up in the hype around the new Bait Junkie lures, watched all the vids I could find then went & bought 8 different packs, 4 grub & 4 minnow.
    I usually use the Zmans with some success so was keen to try the newcomer.  My plan was to fish the Junkies around Vincent next week, in areas that i have had success with the Zmans.
    But like a kid with a new toy, I just couldn't wait. Headed down the Port yesterday, low tide, to Snowdens, which I was hoping was out of the strong SW winds. It was windy but i took the chance. 2-4kg rod with 4lb mono on a 1000 reel to avoid wind knots.
    Started with the grub, sticky little bugger, on a 1/12 jighead. Had a few hits but no takes, small fishies I'm guessing. Changed to a minnow on a 1/16th jighead & caught a just legal St 1st cast. The wind then got up even more making casting difficult so I moved to the boat launch pontoon. 
    Second cast there & the lure hit something, weed maybe, then my line did a big curve towards then away from me & the line just peeled off my reel as whatever it was headed to deeper water, What the hell have I hooked.
    The rod had the J-curve going & the reel was still letting line out at a rate, tightened the drag as much as i dared & was still losing line like nobodies business, I thought I was going to be spooled. I had to try & stop whatever it was so used my hand to stop/slow the reel & you guessed it, busted off.
    The fish? only gave a couple of pulses before the bust off & nothing during the "fight". Had it no idea it was hooked? Had i foul hooked it? 
    Any ideas as to what i had hooked? 

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    doobie reacted to Tinker in Rainbow over the Dasher River...   
    Amazing things we get to see and enjoy while fishing.

    And catching a good fish is just the icing on the cake.

    Watching them swim away free is even better.

    My photo is the Warren Reservoir at the end of shift.

    Sent from my SM-J120ZN using Tapatalk


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    doobie reacted to Tinker in Bought some lures today   
    Gave up using HBs in West Lakes with treble hooks and changed over to single hooks and occasionally a stinger hook tied on.

    You won't catch as many fish but you will catch better fish.

    If the lure doesn't pin them the stinger often does.

    Attach the stinger with 3cm of red wool coz it looks like a blood trail behind the lure.

    Makes salmon go nuts.

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    doobie reacted to Tinker in Bought some lures today   
    Otherwise use light flouro 8lb or less so if the stinger gets snagged it will busy off easy and you will keep your lure.

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    doobie got a reaction from Tinker in Melbourne Down pour brings out the worms   
    Big worms, big fish  
     
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    doobie reacted to Rybak in 2020 AFL / Strike Hook competition.   
    I think I did OK in the tipping...................
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    doobie got a reaction from KIDNEY SLAPPER1 in Fishing Report Comp - Win a Bosch C3 Battery charger from AA Batteries!   
    444g thank you very much  
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    doobie reacted to AquaticResearch1 in Robe and surrounds in a couple of weeks   
    Don't think you'll find much in the way of nippers down there. 
    The bream lakes are good fun, definitely an option when the beach is quiet or weather doesn't allow. 
     
    Both Robe and Kingston jetties can hold an assortment at times. Flathead and smaller salmon pretty common. Not my first choice to fish but an easy option if all else fails. 
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    doobie reacted to MIKECATTS in 1-3 kilo rod   
    My Samaki Archer... 2-6lb 6'9" long casts a 4g lure about 40-60 metres using 6lb braid.. my other Samaki Archer 4-8lb 6'11" doesnt do as well.. But the heavier one is way better to get "walking the dog" action better..... I prefer the lighter rod... Suits my fishing style... I use it for hours at a time and its soo light/balanced.. doesnt fatigue me at all..
    I use a cheap Shimano $30 1000 reel.... Its held up well, but have to keep up the maintenance with it, especially the bail arm/roller.. gets tight...... It was best/cheapest way for me to get extra spools. I bought 3 when on special for $30. I have plenty of spares as well.. LOL.. and they balance well with the Archer.. Ive got a decent/expensive 2500 reel, but it feels too heavy/awkward for the light rods.. 
    Ive always thought "would an expensive reel do better? One day Ill find out.. But spare spools are as much as the reels themselves.... I like to have 3 spare spools ready to go... Its just me...
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    doobie reacted to plankton in salt creek camping   
    There are some campsites you need to book ahead of time and there are others along the back of the beach that are first in. Either way you need to pay online before you go. You should be able to find everything you need here.
    https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/find-a-park/Browse_by_region/Limestone_Coast/coorong-national-park
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    doobie got a reaction from Meppstas in Fishing Report Comp - Win a Bosch C3 Battery charger from AA Batteries!   
    444g thank you very much  
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    doobie reacted to HB tragic in Under wader wear   
    Thanks for all the replies so far. Am looking into some under wader garments that are micro fleece and come with stirrups to go under your feet. At $40 they dont sound to bad. Regards, HBt.
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    doobie got a reaction from HB tragic in Under wader wear   
    On another point when wearing tracky dacks under the waders .... do not wear trackies that have zips in the bottom legs.
    If you are out in water up to say hips, the water pressure down by your feet will push those zips into your ankles - it is very annoying to say the least  
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    doobie reacted to KIDNEY SLAPPER1 in Fishing Report Comp - Win a Bosch C3 Battery charger from AA Batteries!   
    Does doobie 440g salmon from the fish factory count as a report?
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    doobie got a reaction from HB tragic in Under wader wear   
    I've worn waders for a number of years now, but have never wanted to fork out big dollars.  So I have only use the PVC type.
    If you have purchased the size above your normal foot size (hope so), then 2 pair of socks is best - as with 1 pair you'll find your feet are not 'snug' fitting, like wearing untied shoes.
    I wear track pants and always tuck the legs into the socks - this stops the tracky legs riding up your leg when putting waders on.  On very cold days I will have some bottom thermals as well.
    Then I wear an old long sleeved cotton shirt (warmer one on colder days), but if cold but sun is out, I stick with the cotton one.   A thin, sometimes a thicker jumper, depending on temperature.
    Some kind of belt around the waist, just in-case of getting dumped, so I don't fill up with water.
    Mind you, I'll be walking/casting for a lot Kms over a lot of hours straight, whereas, if you intend to just fishing at 1 beach and move 50 metres now and then - keep the warmer stuff on when it's colder.
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    doobie reacted to HB tragic in Under wader wear   
    Just purchased my first pair of waders. A pair of Snowbee 150 waist waders. Just wondering depending on the weather/temp what the wader users on the site wear underneath them when wading. Am prepared for the humerous answers 😉 but seriousness will be muchly appreciated. Regards, HBt.
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    doobie reacted to Mickyj in 1-3 kilo rod   
    The rod I bought is shit be better for bait 
    but my oldest rod feels better and casts better than the last one iirc as I moved onto 2 - 4 kilos 
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    doobie reacted to Mickyj in 1-3 kilo rod   
    I bought a cheap rod for Father’s Day 2-4 kilo it’s not good. I wanted a change . Was looking at my rods first one I bought to use lures on was a diawa aird 1-3 kilo caught lots of bream on a aird 2500 with this .
    should I take the risk looks good feels good and the 2500 I’m using is smaller than the older diawa models 
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    doobie reacted to bjorn2fish in Fishing Report Comp - Win a Bosch C3 Battery charger from AA Batteries!   
    We would love to see more reports posted up so are extending the Fishing Report Comp for another month. The comp will end on the 30th of September.
    There have been a couple of good reports but we really want to see more getting posted up. Hopefully the warmer weather will help brush those cobwebs off of those dusty rods and put them to good use.
    Get out there fishos!
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    doobie reacted to SurfcaztR in Sephia Clinch Rattle & FlashBoost Squid Jigs   
    Looks good
     
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    doobie reacted to Meppstas in Rainbow over the Dasher River...   
    Here's a couple of photos I took while fishing in the Dasher River several days ago as a rain shower came through..
    cheers
    Adrian..

    Rainbow over the Dasher River..

    The other half of the rainbow near Mt Roland at Claude Road..
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    doobie got a reaction from Meppstas in Fishing Report Comp - Win a Bosch C3 Battery charger from AA Batteries!   
    There's no 'special' comp topic dogtooth, so if it a say Yorkes trip - post under the Yorke Peninsular, or if in the river - use Freshwater Fishing.
    No right or wrong, just where you feel is best - we'll see it  
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    doobie got a reaction from bjorn2fish in Fishing Report Comp - Win a Bosch C3 Battery charger from AA Batteries!   
    There's no 'special' comp topic dogtooth, so if it a say Yorkes trip - post under the Yorke Peninsular, or if in the river - use Freshwater Fishing.
    No right or wrong, just where you feel is best - we'll see it  
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