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Everything posted by Kuerschie

  1. I Would suggest KI/Cape Jervis offshore for one place. Another spot is out off Port Victoria on the whiting drops, have a slop line with a whole squid head and gummy gets taken out there. I’m unsure on the season for them there though. Depending on how far you want to drive, Coffin Bay has them in the bays at times and outside the bay to the north. Or down in the South East down Robe way they can get them as well.
  2. I’ve used them for yellowfin whiting, salmon trout and bass. I haven’t used them on bream but I know that the eastern states guys have and they definitely work. Use a Slow retrieve with a pause or two thrown in.
  3. It’s still going strong mate. I ended up selling the old Lowrance unit to a mate and all the wiring still worked fine. It didn’t get too much splash and I always cleaned the unit with freshwater after each use. Once I began fishing the river a bit more I upgraded units to a Garmin Echomap 45DV with downscan to find all the hidden logs etc. Cannot fault it. So long as you give the unit a wash and dry it out properly, it’ll be fine. Stainless screws all still holding great.
  4. +1 for this. A buddy of mine has this in his tinny running along the inside of the gunnal. Keeps the wires well out of the way tidily.
  5. Nothing as yet, had a few police inquiries from interstate but they weren’t his trailer/kayak. Still hopeful someone will slip up soon and it will show up somewhere.
  6. I run a Garmin Echomap 45DV on mine and it’s an awesome little unit. I paid close to $500 for mine and I highly recommend checking it out for its highly detailed maps, sonar plus down/structure scan. For your rough budget of $800 you can definitely get a good sounder for that. The Hook 2 4X is a basic unit that still gives you sonar and maps. But it’s at the lower end of the features scale. I would invest money in a slightly higher class of sounder than the Hook 2 as it’ll mean higher quality target separation and a more accurate representation of what you’re seeing on the display screen. For a comparable price point to the Hook 4x, another sounder to look at is the Garmin Striker 4 Plus; it has maps and sonar but higher quality for a fraction more in price.
  7. Yeah the sleeping cabin is a small rooftop tent and it’s the only trailer setup like that in SA so very distinguishable. Hopefully some information turns up soon. Plenty of people looking for it across social media and businesses, etc.
  8. Hi Dave, No they didn’t get his Mirage Drive as he kept it inside the Ute tray. So they only have the kayak but not the drive nor a paddle either. Also his rooftop tent was strapped shut using twin Kanulocks with steel cables so good luck getting through that without an angle grinder.
  9. Hi guys, Putting this up for a friend who sadly had his pride and joy stolen last night from North Haven. We were out fishing on the river during the day and barely a couple of hours after he arrived home it was taken. It’s a one of a kind trailer and rooftop tent setup with a yellow Hobie PA14 on it. The front storage hatch has an Australian flag wrap over it. Please can everyone keep an eye out for it across the state and if anyone sees or knows anything, contact police or Dave on 0438190462.
  10. Wicked red spots on that brownie!
  11. It was all about catching sand whiting on surface lures and how his experiences could translate to our yellowfin whiting. Starting from the beginning was gear talk; graphite rods, 1000-2500 sized reels with 6lb braid and 8-15lb leader depending on bycatch (flathead, tailor, salmon, trevally etc). Next the lures and the main three that Bushy rated highly were the Bassday Sugapen, Atomic K9 Bulldog and Zerek Trail Weaver in lures that are transparent. Instead of the trebles Bushy definitively recommended using assist hooks, home made or bought in the size 8-10 size. If making your own then have the two hook trailers staggered in length and there's no need for the middle treble so get rid of it. Also when connecting your lures to your leader, never use a loop knot or clip, always tie it directly. Where you tie it to the tow point was also a factor in your lure's action in the water and to check where it is tied after each fish so the lure maintains the best action over your fishing session. The one key thing Bushy did mention that a lot of people don't do is to have a diamond stone hook sharpener when you're fishing and after every fish you hook, sharpen your lure's hooks. He attaches his to his fishing vest and after each hookup he sharpens the assist hooks and he believes it makes a huge difference in landing a couple or a bag out. He explained that the inside of a yellowfin's mouth is very rough and blunts hooks quickly. Little one percenters like this make a big difference. Always throwing in a joke here or there, the night wrapped up around 9pm after a load of general questions from those present on the night. Very informative and a lot of lure sales probably occurred this week along with orders for assist hooks etc.
  12. I look forward to you ticking them off AR1. You can get salmon over 3kg from Waits/Parsons on ocassion, just keep on the move to find the schools when they’re in full swing. Fishing the Murray for cod will be lots of hours but the reward is worth it! Learninglures I really hope you tick the double off as a 20lb snapper especially is an epic fish from a boat let alone a kayak. AussieDave hope you’re on the mend, can’t keep a good man out for long. Good time of year to tick off the mully and kingie if you are prepared to fish the Port and Augusta respectively. Meppstas, you’re smashing the trout each season. Massive congrats on the new PB trout from this year, that’s going to be hard to beat. PP, flathead are such a cool fish. Expect them to turn up again when spring begins. Might have to join you up the north for a morning session once the weather warms up. Expecting those northern species to gain in size on your next trip.
  13. With this year nearly halfway through, I thought it be time to revisit some fishing goals I had set for this year. I was wondering if any other S&H members had any fishing goals for this year they’ve ticked off or aim to in the next 6-7 months? Personally I’ve had a good year so far with a lot of new PBs and new species ticked off including first SBTs and samsonfish, PB snapper, kingfish, flathead, callop and cod etc. For the rest of the year I have a couple more goals to tick off. Mainly a salmon over 4kg, new PB kingfish (>5kg), new PB bream (>42.5cm) and hopefully come summertime I can get into some yellowfin whiting on poppers. Anyone else have a couple of fish to tick off this year?
  14. You will be missed in that store for sure. Sad to see you leaving the industry but I know you’ll be back in the future. Probably under better circumstances. Im looking forward to us fishing more though. Yorkes is calling us...
  15. Burners was peaceful until I nearly blew us up with that dodgy butane cooker ahaha. Yorkes is an awesome place to camp and fish like the others have mentioned. It’s probably myself and Southie’s most common overnighter trips. So many options available.
  16. Kuerschie

    Photo Theft

    I was wondering how she got brook trout in SA, explains it if she’s photo stealing etc.
  17. Nice rod Southie! Hopefully you get it bent next tues/wed when we go fishing. Here's my newest purchases for the upcoming cod season and a new callop setup as well because my old rod got cut by a car door.
  18. In regards to the GT Video, here is one of the pro staffers I know using the Duck on GTs last year ahaha! Match the hatch!
  19. Check out the Savage Gear Roadrunner 6-10kg. 4 piece, 7 foot flat, full graphite, etc. I've got one that's my heavy travel rod aimed at barra and cod etc. $139 isnt too expensive for a reasonable travel rod either. http://www.bcf.com.au/Product/Savage-Roadrunner-Travel-Spin-Rod/377561
  20. Berkley ones are good as most of the time your hooks don't get too caught up in them as there's no mesh. I use the smaller yak one for all my light tackle fishing and it works a treat. A few of my mates have the largest Berkley net that they use for cod up the murray and it's a good net. Environets are good nets also but if you pick either of them I don't think you'll have too many issues.
  21. Just ordered some swimbaits and picking up a new bc rod in the next couple of days. Pretty excited for new gear!
  22. Nice work Dutchy! Hopefully when the Tuna are on you get your fair share of fish!
  23. I used that exact rod down at the Dust hole a couple years ago with Southie. Matched up to a stradic 5000 and 30lb braid I cast 45g metals fairly well and we got some nice salmon. However, I felt like I needed to give the rod a bit more weight and would've cast further. I like my 902 Shimano as it's lighter in hand but thats just me. I can cast more comfortably with the 9fter than the 12ft prevail with the same lure weight.