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21-12-2005, 05:37 PM
got the the banks bout 7.30 late for leaving the ramp at 5 am.just seemed to pound the whole way got there got ten extra large parrets, and a couple dolphin fish bout 7 kg my first 2 ever i was stoked they are everywhere( but 2 was more than my fair share. then changed spots got 5 perlys 3 were 55cm i was stoked as i,ve just started fishing bout 3 mths ago. on the way back in the wind had dropped and had made for a nice run in when we came across a big bait ball with sharks smashing the bait i estemate them at about 3m and there were heaps of macs and what looked like heaps of cobia only bout 50cm though it was a amazing thing to have seen i have photos but i,m not real good on the computer let alone posting a few pics( dam it) :-? ;D

21-12-2005, 05:57 PM
good work, i'd love to see the photo.

21-12-2005, 06:43 PM
yerh pics of that bait ball being smashed would be awesome

21-12-2005, 06:47 PM
great stuf it realy was a great run in witch part of the banks were you at i have mist out on the mahi mahi so far this year hope to fix that real soon hoga

21-12-2005, 07:45 PM
Sounds like a worth while trip, seems to be plenty of good size dolpin fish around this year. ;)

21-12-2005, 08:00 PM
nice catch
good to see a few dollies about

cheers pete

21-12-2005, 08:20 PM
the last couple times there been there, yhey just swim round the boat. the first time the followed up the berly trail and i was,nt ready through my bait down i just reeled up and he grabbed it and snap.this time i was ready floater out the back 8 foot live fibre and baitrunner.could,nt believe the second one he grabbed it and he was out the water straight away.as for those sharks that was amazing,the amount of fish joining in was crazy aswell. the sharks went out of sight after about 2-3 min did,nt like the boat i,d say...... ::)

21-12-2005, 08:26 PM
sorry hoga, i was up the north end of the banks, bout 3km north, but the other week was in the middle them dolliez are out there everywhere,they were also round the bait ball, but only little fellas there though. at the banks there must been 6 or so that came up and just swam round the boat,my mate tried to get them but they were,nt to keen. glad i got mine though, which we shall both enjoy ;D

21-12-2005, 08:27 PM
nice work,
gotta love those dollies ;D ;D ;D
cheers dale

21-12-2005, 11:21 PM
Great effort mate! Where approx is mahi mahi banks?

Cheers :)

22-12-2005, 06:46 AM
Barwon Banks are off the Sunshine Coast.

22-12-2005, 11:15 AM
How did you catch the mahi mahi? Were you at anchor with high speed retrieve of silver slugs, pillies/livies floated, or were you trolling skirts?

22-12-2005, 01:44 PM
man, there just coming straight up to the boat, up the berly trail first time and yesterday just floaters out the back just started going of after bout a hour and they were everywhere, could have loaded up the speargun and nailed them they were that close ;D

22-12-2005, 03:30 PM
yep sure did sent you a pm 8-)

22-12-2005, 09:37 PM
Mick did you go to any reccent spots that you go? :)