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#1 Steeny

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 10:22 AM

well, i decided at the last moment to go out last night. ended up taking the first beachside road after eelrace road, if traveling from seaford.

weather was pretty good. wind below 5 knots most of the time.

it was all pretty quiet really. got one flounder - 29cm

saw a couple of HUGE garfish, but those big ones swim deep and fast. also saw a nice sized banjo and a ton of crabs (if only it wasn't illegal to take em)

anyway, for 2 hours in the dark, i thought i did OK

i have now officially speared my first SOLO flounder. that is, i found it by myself and i speared it. very satisfying to know that i can actually spot them if they are there.

till next time folks
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Posted 29 June 2006 - 07:42 PM

well done steeny! i have been too wimpy lately with the cold weather and just haven't been out. shame on me! good to know the gars are still about, :thumbsup2:
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#3 Steeny

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 08:11 PM

glen, it got bloody cold after being there for an hour. i wore jeans, tracksuit pants, two pairs of socks, a tshirt, jumper, jacket and waders. the first hour was great, but the second started to get a little cold. i almost need a balaclava. neoprene gloves wouldn't go astray either.

i'm thinking next week i might have to head further down the bay again. perhaps safety beach, or maybe back to blairgowrie. its just such a lond drive. and with petrol prices, its hard to justify.
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Posted 30 June 2006 - 01:37 PM

try getting some neoprene socks..they are great! about 2 or 3mm thick should be enough..they sell them in surf shops.
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#5 Steeny

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 11:42 AM

well, its gonna be cold, but is anyone interested in trying to get out tonight?

the winds look OK at the moment, though i'll keep a close eye on them during the day.
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 10:45 PM

well, i did end up going. stayed in the water from about 8:30 to 11ish. first the left hand side of seaford pier, then the right.

got 3 flounder - 2@32cm and 1@25cm. very happy.

should have had at least 2 mullet to add, but i need a lot more practice hitting them. there were a few gar about, i got one little one.

so all in all i have a very productive night. i could have had the same tally had i not gone over to the right hand side of the pier. nothing at all over there cept some crabs and a lone ray.

well, i might go out again tomorrow night if the weathers like this again.

cheers all
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Posted 22 July 2006 - 06:16 PM

well done steeny. i haven't had a chance to do much fishing lately.

i am hoping to go to phillip island tomorrow if i can drag myself out of bed :woot:
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#8 Steeny

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 10:28 AM

well, decided to get drunk instead of fish sat night, but i did manage to get out again last night. beautiful weather, water was calm, but there were no fish. I managed two gar, saw a couple of mullet race off into the dark, but that was it. anyway, thems the breaks i guess.

depending on the weather this week, i might have to try further down the peninsula agian. perhaps blairgowrie, though its such a long drive.

cheers
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Posted 24 July 2006 - 02:55 PM

Good to hear you're getting amongst them Steeny, I haven't had time to scratch myself let alone chase flounder recently :woot:
The floundering should pick up this coming week as the moon is very small.
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Posted 24 July 2006 - 05:26 PM

on sunday we got five average salmon between myself and my dad. four from anderson inlet (near inverloch) and one off the beach at wonthaggi :woot:

i think we would have caught more if we managed to get up a little earlier. it was a great day to go fishing.

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 05:52 PM

Nice work Glen. :ink I love surf fishing around Inverloch, it's a beautiful part of Victoria, and the beaches are usually productive.
I had a crack at the salmon-salmon double on Saturday (aiming to catch a Chinook salmon from the kayak at Lake Bullen Merri in Camperdown, then catch an Australian salmon from the surf at Johanna beach near Apollo Bay). I did manage to catch a couple of small Chinook at Bullen Merri (biggest 28cm), but arrived at Johanna to find the beach very full, I had to take up a bad position in a sideways wash, and didn't catch anything :woot:
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Posted 24 July 2006 - 10:19 PM

well done catching the "non-australian" salmon :woot: lures? bait?
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Posted 25 July 2006 - 12:06 PM

Picked up the smaller fish (only 20cm or so) trolling a 9cm Daiwa Hyper Minnow, hooked the larger one working a GULP! 3" minnow soft plastic in about 40m of water :woot: It was amazing, we were only fishing about 100m from the shore and the sounder read between 40 and 50 metres. It sure does drop in steep!
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Posted 25 July 2006 - 08:45 PM

hi jazman,

that is a huge drop! i have never targeted salmonoids on soft plastics. its good to know they are keen on them.

cheers, glen :woot:
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#15 Steeny

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 03:58 PM

well, weather looks good again. anyone up for a flounder tonight?
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Posted 27 July 2006 - 08:25 PM

are you mad? "24" is on! how can you miss it!?! LOL :woot:
hope you catch a few though!
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Posted 02 August 2006 - 01:51 PM

I've only just got back from a busy few days.....work and meetings in Canberra last week, then a ski trip to Mt Buller, where we were really lucky to get a few good dumps of snow. :)

I'm keen to go floundering pretty much anytime depending on what else I have on.....if I don't have anything planned I'm in for sure. Just post here when you're thinking about getting out next, I'll do the same. :)
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#18 Steeny

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 02:29 PM

the wind still looks a little rough this week. though it did get down to a respectable number last night. perhaps later in the week if the winds settle a little.


glad you got snow at buller. its been a pretty lean season so far
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Posted 02 August 2006 - 03:35 PM

Yep, I'm still counting my lucky stars - extremely fortunate to get snow during the one and only trip I'll do this year!!

Weather looks alright for this Friday or Saturday night maybe??

Friday
Southerly wind of 5 to 10 knots. Waves to half a metre.

Saturday
Variable winds of 10 knots or less. Waves below half a metre.
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Posted 03 August 2006 - 01:51 PM

Ha aargh, 'tas bin awhile me hearties. I be keen to go aspearin'

Went out all by me lonesome last Wednesday, Speared me a large garfish and three flounder before the wire twisted off my clip and I had to re-assemble it in pitch darkness! Hahaha!

I also missed a FAT flatty as big as me arm 'cause he got spooked and I couldn't chase him and I missed a school o' six mullet and two fat gars! I also had to discourage a friendly stingray that kept following me.

Ha hahaargh.

Fri-Sun look real good. Jazman, gimme ahoy if ya keen to go out.
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