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    Freshwater and Impoundment Fishing
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    Mangrove Jack
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  1. Panther

    Wind Speeds

    Well done on getting out there Pat, and on the shark catch. I didn't manage to get out Sunday.
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  3. Panther

    Wind Speeds

    Hi Pat, I have a similar set up with a 4.3m Stessco and 40hp Yammy in a side console arrangement. Thinking of getting out into the bay early Sunday myself actually. Personally I prefer 10kn and under for comfort in the bay and it's best not to have over 15kn coming home. Again mainly for comfort although I have driven back to the boat ramp in far worse. Saying this it also depends on the wind direction and tide as these change conditions in the bay. Opposing winds and tide directions make waves stand up. If I'm desperate to get out and the weather isn't ideal I can always hide behind islands, at least in the southern bay, for fishing then just take it easy on the way home in the afternoon chop. Even scooting between islands. I'm sure there are more experienced bay boaties on the forum with specific knowledge of what the water surface would typically be like given tomorrows forecast. I'm not sure if a westerly is better than an easterly or not. The bay is very large. I think northerlies tend to chop things up because the swell has little resistance, starting up from bribie island and moreton and building as it heads south. Stay safe and best go with a buddy or two.
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    south queensland Species Id Off Scarborough - Bigeye?

    Ha ha yeah. They look like they would taste good. Right color and pure white flesh from memory. Circle hooks, corner of mouth everytime my a$$!! I prefer wide gapes to circles.
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    south queensland Species Id Off Scarborough - Bigeye?

    You would have to ask the small pickers that got at it It swallowed the hook so I tried it for bait. No snapper. Was a really poor day from memory. On any bait or lure.
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    south queensland Species Id Off Scarborough - Bigeye?

    I caught one in the bay in may last year. Red Bigeye is what I looked it up to be. Could be wrong of course.
  7. Panther

    Fabrication Of Bow Mount Plate On Tinnie

    Cheers @fishingnut. Are you referring to minnrepairs?
  8. Panther

    Fabrication Of Bow Mount Plate On Tinnie

    It's been ages since I started this topic but I thought I should update as the subject is regularly of interest to tinnie owners. So I originally contacted Jared who advertised through the link that @Doyley posted. I contacted him back in late 2016/ early 2017 and he was out of materials and I was to get back to him a few weeks later. A combination of procrastination at my end & timing meant this job fell by the wayside until I contacted Jared early this week and we organized the work to be done this morning. I was not disappointed. For $220 I got a seriously professional job. Can't fault a thing - he is a boat builder by trade, for one of, if not THE, most popular tinnie group of companies. Highly recommended. All that is left to do now is a paint job. Thanks to all for their recommendations and suggestions 18 months ago now!! Now it's time to look into a bow mount motor!!!
  9. Good size shovel nose @christophagus ! I've always had a soft spot for them. Looks like a white spot too if I am not mistaken - I have only caught common's down here in the Brisbane area. Certainly beats the 3 sting rays I managed in the pine on the weekend.
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    south queensland Zmans Sp

    Whilst not a z-man user myself, usually the curly-tail soft plastics are rigged such that the curl bends upwards (top of lure) facing the same way as the exposed hook. If so, the two olive rigs look upside down. Possibly the top pink rig as well. Hard to see in pic as the curl looks folded.
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    All the best Dino. Hope to get out with you, on NPD again, later in the year.
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    Poor Show Lake K

    That's a shame @Dinodadog I was hoping you would give me a tour!! Last time I got out in lake K for a yak I only scored one bass in 2.5 hours.
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    Blackwater Barramundi

    Nice work @Cmaltby Are there any Sooties in that area you fished?
  14. Panther

    Moreton Quicky

    You did very well, except for the fine obviously $$$ I was out with a mate Saturday afternoon, in the great weather, around mud island and only managed undersized grassies, squire, bream and the like. Our fishing time was dictated by the wives and therefore only got to fish the mid run in tide... not ideal. I like the sounder pics. Makes me want to get out there again asap. Interesting that your water temp says 22.5°c. Mine was on 20°.
  15. Panther

    Windy Waters

    Hey just saw this! Thanks for the great day Dino. What a great fishing spot that dam is when your on the water cruising around. I was only familiar with a few shore based locations but being in Dino's rig really lets you appreciate the NPD environment. Few additional pics below... Before the wind. Well set up rig. Hungry little fella.