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    Sensational Flathead Sunday Session

    Headed off from Paradise Point to revive the soul with an arvy on the water. While the weather didn't look that good my time was limited I tried to keep my eyes off the storm clouds and left. First spot looked great but the snot weed gave me the shots so we left. The next few spots produced nothing so with the wind picking up the call was made to head up to Russell Island and fish out of the breeze. What a lucky call, the next 90 minutes produced dozen or so flathead, three bust offs and many missed. the biggest going 69. However, the highlight of the trip was the trip back at dusk. Not another boat on the water for the nearly 40 minutes back to the ramp, more importantly no ducken jet skis. Glassed out with an awesome sunset, mother nature put on a show for the ride home.
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    Nice hall, and no jet skis doing annoying things while trying to fish and Im surprised you had things to your self in that part of the world.

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    Always great to be the only boat on the water. I once thought "I'm over 70, what if something happens? ", then I had realised, what a way to go.

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    Thanks mate it was certainly a pleasant surprise. Will take it anyday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dignity View Post
    Always great to be the only boat on the water. I once thought "I'm over 70, what if something happens? ", then I had realised, what a way to go.
    Absolutely

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    Quote Originally Posted by micksta View Post
    Absolutely
    Heading out tomorrow for a flick. Hope to mentally destress first then if fortunate hook a few and maybe bring some home for the ladies I look after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dignity View Post
    Heading out tomorrow for a flick. Hope to mentally destress first then if fortunate hook a few and maybe bring some home for the ladies I look after.
    How did you go Dignity?, and is there much snot weed where you go, it was really starting to get going tuesday, i went out for a few hours today in the Pine river, its a very ordinary river but i managed 8 by 9am, best was 60cm on one of my favourite plastics, the Atomic prong in green and white, i am going to start tagging next year, i keep a log of what i catch and todays haul brought me to 230 for this year and would love to hear back on growth and movements ect..
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    Quote Originally Posted by alleycat View Post
    How did you go Dignity?, and is there much snot weed where you go, it was really starting to get going tuesday, i went out for a few hours today in the Pine river, its a very ordinary river but i managed 8 by 9am, best was 60cm on one of my favourite plastics, the Atomic prong in green and white, i am going to start tagging next year, i keep a log of what i catch and todays haul brought me to 230 for this year and would love to hear back on growth and movements ect..
    Didn't get going till 7am as had a big night last night. Water was dead calm, no breeze, not another boat in sight.Click image for larger version. 

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    Plenty of movement of bait fish on top of the water but couldn't raise a touch. Of course went to use the ecogear and realised it's still on the bench at home.
    Around 9am got hit by a brick it only swam away 30cm before spitting the lure. Half an hour later found a drop off that wasn't previously there and filcked a SP along side it and had a hit but no hook up. Flicked out again only to forget that I'd hit spot lock, the boat had turned sideways and I'd caught the other line.
    Tried sorting it out but struggled so open my little box (one of the kids old school lunch boxes) where I keep my key, glasses and other odds and ends only to find the specs are missing. Bit of a bummer but soldiered on. Reckon it was at least 10 mins before I'd sorted it all out but figured the fish were lazy and he'd still be there. Flicked the SP out and immediate hook up, played him to the boat and a nice fat 54cm specimen.
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    That's dinner sorted.
    Over the next 10 mins caught a couple more around the 40cm mark but they went back. Then it went quiet again as the breeze kicked in, a NW.
    The keeper had already a mullet around 150mm or so in it's gut and other couple also had full bellies so not sure why they hit the SP'S.

    No snot weed up our way which is surprising. The lures I'd used were a 4" Atomic Prong in Rainbow Bass, green on bottom and pink on top and a 4" midnight oil in the ZMan Streakz Curlz - probably got the name wrong.

    I was all cleaned up and home by midday as had things to sort out this afternoon.

    Anyway I've still got a leak to find in the tinnie so will spend tomorrow searching for those pesky pinholes.

    Oh, glad to see the bloke on YouTube fumbles as much as I do.

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    Re: Sensational Flathead Sunday Session

    Quote Originally Posted by Dignity View Post
    Didn't get going till 7am as had a big night last night. Water was dead calm, no breeze, not another boat in sight.Click image for larger version. 

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    Plenty of movement of bait fish on top of the water but couldn't raise a touch. Of course went to use the ecogear and realised it's still on the bench at home.
    Around 9am got hit by a brick it only swam away 30cm before spitting the lure. Half an hour later found a drop off that wasn't previously there and filcked a SP along side it and had a hit but no hook up. Flicked out again only to forget that I'd hit spot lock, the boat had turned sideways and I'd caught the other line.
    Tried sorting it out but struggled so open my little box (one of the kids old school lunch boxes) where I keep my key, glasses and other odds and ends only to find the specs are missing. Bit of a bummer but soldiered on. Reckon it was at least 10 mins before I'd sorted it all out but figured the gish were lazy and he'd still be there. Flicked the SP out and immediate hook up, played him to the boat and a nice fat 54cm specimen.
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    That's dinner sorted.
    Over the next 10 mins caught a couple more around the 40cm mark but they went back. Then it went quiet again as the breeze kicked in, a NW.
    The keeper had already a mullet around 150mm or so in it's gut and other couple also had full bellies so not sure why they hit the SP'S.

    No snot weed up our way which is surprising. The lures I'd used were a 4" Atomic Prong in Rainbow Bass, green on bottom and pink on top snd a 4" midnight oil in the ZMan Streakz Curlz - probably got the name wrong.

    I was all cleaned up and home by midday as had things to sort out this afternoon.


    Anyway I've still got a leak to find in the tinnie so will spend tomorrow searching for those pesky pinholes.
    Good luck, 20 years ago i bought an ex hire boat from Jacobs Well, when i got it home i picked up 42 sinkers off the floor, when a leak come i bought Selleys nead it and just whacked that on the hole, i called the boat Apache.....

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    Re: Sensational Flathead Sunday Session

    Quote Originally Posted by alleycat View Post
    Good luck, 20 years ago i bought an ex hire boat from Jacobs Well, when i got it home i picked up 42 sinkers off the floor, when a leak come i bought Selleys nead it and just whacked that on the hole, i called the boat Apache.....
    I found 12 of them but I need to really get underneath properly and sort it out. I have an aluminium patching tube which seems to work well. Once I get them all I'm going to give the hull a good clean inside and paint it with 2pac primer followed by a 2pac finish. Hopefully that'll fix it.

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