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tugger last won the day on January 23

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  1. south queensland Aussie Day Pelagics

    Yeah the weather is turning bad good time for working on the boat
  2. My son Brock and his mate Dylan were taking my boat out i couldn't resist going and show them where the cobia were feeding on Australia day. The weather was awesome with not a breath of wind so the ride out was glassy there was no bar and it was one of the best runs out. We 1st stopped and got a tank full of live yakkas and slimies then headed for the group we anchored up and streamed out a live slimie on the surface then dropoed live yakkas to rhe bottom. The slimie went off early and Brock was in to a big spanaird with 3 big screaming runs that stripped 150m of line on its 1st run atleast. It then went deep and used its mass to stubbornly resist Brock's effort of reeling him in with a few more short quick runs it started to wear out but just 5m from the boat just in sight it threw the hook. Quickly reseting another live slimie we settled in to some more bottom fishing but with a few short runs on livies on the bottom each time not staying connected we never gave up. Next thing we hear is the drag going off on the surface rod and Dylan had a turn fighting a good spanish mackerel i got the gaff ready as the fish wore itself out with a few big screaming runs, you never get sick of hearing the ratchet screaming with mackerels blistering speed. I sunk the gaff in to a solid spanish as it surfaced beside the boat the fish must of been 11kg and it went 1.15m long. We kept fishing but the wind swung us around and the fish went off the bite so we moved north to the 7's. We dropped livies down on some good shows and soon enough Brock hooked up to a solid fish he strugled on the heavy drag setting but eventually got line back and the fish closer. As it came in to view we knew we were looking at a nice Amberjack i slid the net under it and soon it was chilling with the spanish in the ice slurry. We had a marlin jump in front of the boat it got us excited seeing the fish free jumping so we set a lure spread and trolled around the 7's for the next hour. We couldn't raise any fish and the call was made to head home the wind never got above 10 knots all morning and a top ride home topped off the day. Hope everyone had a great Aussie day thanks for reading.
  3. That is a cracking whiting anything over 40cm are hard to come across i agree i think you will hold that pb for a while but doesn't stop you trying
  4. It was a great day yesterday fish are a bonus
  5. south queensland 1 Cobia 10 Unstoppables

    It still feels bad losing the spanaird it was just coming in to gaff range doh!
  6. south queensland 1 Cobia 10 Unstoppables

    Plenty of season to go should be good for atleast 3 months solid
  7. south queensland 1 Cobia 10 Unstoppables

    Just had a heap on the bbq tonight with a few cold ones and it was pretty good I had to fight my son for the last piece I cooked up and I lost
  8. south queensland 1 Cobia 10 Unstoppables

    They were brutes they know where the reef eges are , the live baiting is a good way to attrack the big fish Wayne.
  9. south queensland 1 Cobia 10 Unstoppables

    We weren't close in so no moses etc and the baits hitting the bottom were scoffed up by cobes
  10. south queensland 1 Cobia 10 Unstoppables

    I have got a few big cobes this season it is starting to look good
  11. south queensland 1 Cobia 10 Unstoppables

    Thanks Angus i know you would recognize the headland
  12. south queensland 1 Cobia 10 Unstoppables

    Thanks he was a solid fish
  13. south queensland 1 Cobia 10 Unstoppables

    Thanks Robbie there is a few big cobes on the palmy where you were
  14. Went out through spb yestetday and hit up the group it was hard anchoring as tide and wind were against each other. By the time i got it sorted we had a hit on the top live bait and a big barracuda was giving me curry we released it after a few choice words as it ate 1 of only 2 slimie mackerel livies we had. We did have plenty of little yakkas and i dropped 1 to the bottom only to have it hit straight away. This fish was a wrestle it didn't want to come away from the bottom i had my heart in my mouth a few times as i know what the bottom is like as i have lost many fish to the reefs sharp edges. What seemed like an eternity i started to gain line eventually seeing colour the call cobia was made and after a choice gaff shot a good cobia was in the boat. After despatching, bleeding and chilling down the cobes in an ice slurry we got back to fishing. Dropping down live yakkas to the bottom both Terry and i managed to be reefed by many more cobes most of the time they were hitting the livies as soon as it hit the bottom. Frustrated we persisted and soon enough another surface bait was hit it was a good spanish but alas lost boatside with the silver gleam of its sides disappering. It was 1 of those days where not everything goes to plan so with the livies tank spent and the bite over we headed for home. At home we measured the cobes at 1.25m and a gues of weight at around 15kg.
  15. Top fish Robbie they are still my favorite to catch with those blistering runs just awesome for your 1st spanish in the new boat did you bleed it just wondering from your photos as it does improve its eating qaulity.