Luvit

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Luvit last won the day on February 12

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About Luvit

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    Luvit

Basic

  • Suburb
    Draper
  • City
    Brisbane
  • State
    Queensland
  • Country
    Australia
  • Post Code
    4520
  • About Me
    Relocated from Vic for a lifestyle choice. Have done trout fishing to Game fishing. Started with catching bass and now enjoying mud crabbing, prawning and now getting into spinning for Tuna & mackerel. Getting into the offshore fishing Marlin,Mackerel, Mahi,Mahi and reef fishing.
  • Occupation
    Sales
  • Hobbies
    Fishing camping

Fishing

  • Fishing Types
    Offshore and Reef Fishing
  • Lure Types Used
    Softplastic Lures
  • Favourite Lure
    Jackal, Gobbler SP
  • Favourite Bait
    Squid
  • Best Catch
    Murray Cod 1.1m

Personal Bests

  • Tailor
    47cm
  • Bass
    54cm
  • Kingfish
    140cm
  • Bream
    43cm
  • Yellowbelly
    61cm
  • Cod
    110cm
  • Mackerel
    140cm
  • Flathead
    76cm
  • Saratoga
    46cm
  • Mangrove Jack
    34cm
  • Cobia
    76cm
  • Tuna
    Yellow fin 45Kg
  • Snapper
    7kg
  • Grassy Sweetlip
    60cm
  • Jewfish
    70cm
  • Shark
    Mako 55kg
  • Barramundi
    94cm
  • Trevally
    103cm Golden
  • Whiting
    48 cm King George

Boating

  • Boat Owner
    Yes
  • Boat Name
    Luvit

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  1. How Do You Take Good Photos For Your Reports?

    I was seriously considering a customized tinny before buying what I have now. I was looking for high quality workmanship & best layout. The three centre consoles I was considering we’re the AMM, Extreme and Barcrusher. I was impressed with Extreme and IMO it was easily a class above the Formosa. In the end a new AMM boat 5.5m customized boat was going to be $70k You can get a lot of boat for that money hence why I bought Grady White and had change.
  2. Oyster Reef Project For Feb

    Only light game not heavy tackle
  3. Oyster Reef Project For Feb

    Wife’s Birthday so not this time. Cheers.
  4. How Do You Take Good Photos For Your Reports?

    Is Tika holding the Trev by the gill plate to hide her fingers, or have you edited them out? I find it hard to support big fish without having fingers in the shot. You are building a nice portfolio of your catches and adventures.
  5. How Do You Take Good Photos For Your Reports?

    I agree with Robbie and expect when he answers that there will be very good tips for everyone. Some people have an eye for interesting photo's like Robbie, however it has never come easy to me and takes a lot of thought to get a decent photo and still only one in 20 is what I would consider a good photo. The golden rule of photography if you think you are to close, go closer! Many photo's that don't follow this rule have lots of background distracting from the focus of the picture. Here are some of what I do when taking a photograph. Not everything each time just depends on how important the fish capture is and the circumstances in which it was caught. Plan A. Best to remove hats and sunglasses and have the subject naturally lite by the sun. However when facing intense sun you don't always get a natural look on your face because of glare and squinting required. Another option is to leave your hat on shading your eyes, but use the flash even on the brightest of days. This will light up the fish and your face taking away the shadow thrown by the hat. Turn the boat to get the light you want. Another one is to be ready for the photo and just before we take one, we dip the fish back in the water and then pull it out so it's clean and glistening from the water with the fresh look. Wash the fish down so there is no blood on it. Centre the fish in front of you no to side to give symmetry. Hold the fish up right so you get the full depth of it and the contrast of colors. Just the smallest of twist can make a big difference to the photo. Remove rods and lines behind you to as not to clutter the photo. Shot up so most of the background is removed and have a nice blue sky as the back ground. It is very hard to take selfies with fish when flying solo. When I've been by myself and taking photos of Murray cod. I would take tripod out and place an object where I wanted to stand for the photo and focus on that point. Using a DSLR camera you can switch it to manual focus so it does not move. Once set up I take the Murray cod from the live bait tank and stand in the predetermined focus point. Set the camera to self timer taking shots every 3 seconds, hold the fish on different angles to get different perspectives and select the photo you like the best later. The fish can released in top condition because it has spent minimal time out of the water. It's a lot easier in the kayak if you have a Gopro to take selfies. Basically if you want to take photos have as much as you can ready before you pull the fish out of the water.
  6. What Do You Look For In A Report

    No conversion necessary Fish brains are quite small relative to their body mass - Typically 1/15 the brain mass of a similarly size bird or mammal. We are already academics that occasionally out smart these fish.
  7. You haven't been out much but when you do WOW. Definitely the best catch is the last. I'm in the same club.
  8. My gut say to always run skirt lures as first preference and a SP as the shot gun, however I'm thinking I should run a spread of Gobblers with a teaser for the day and see what the results are. Something else to experiment with. We were just lucky on this marlin because the SP sunk and the tail would have been wiggling on the way down before it was hit. This is an advantage over skirts that stop working at rest. The other thing is if you are trolling a spread of SP's and you go over some deeper bait you can slow the boat to nearly idle and let the plastics sink down 20 plus meters and then increase speed. 4-5 fish profiles darting from a school of bait are sure to gain some attention from the patrolling predators. Got to stop thinking about fishing and get to back to work.
  9. Soft plastics are extremely versatile as you said and the larger one swim very well if rigged true. They can be used from the bottom to the surface and everything in between. The thing I like is not to get locked into to any one style of fishing. I will use Soft plastics, micro to knife jigs, bibbed lures, skirt lures slugs and bait. It just depends on the conditions and fish being targeted.
  10. That was a great trip and if weather allows thinking of doing it again over 3&4th of March. It will be a decision made closer to the days and no accommodation as we will stay on the reef. Keep it mind if anyone is interested.
  11. What Do You Look For In A Report

    As @Andrew P said @Angus great thread. Time is also a big factor for me. Depending on what I have on dictates how much time I can spend on a report. I feel a sense of obligation to report as often as I can to repay the friends and advice I have made on the site. Sometimes you are just so dead tired that reporting is last thing on your mind, but you only get out what you put into anything. Looking at the posts already, it is satisfying to see members do appreciate the effort everyone goes to.
  12. It so good to find new ground and get a result. We play in two different leagues. I'm happy with one good fish where you are happy with a boat load
  13. What Do You Look For In A Report

    I like all of the points above and try to cover most in my reports to make them informative so other can pick up a tip or two. Sometimes I feel the same after putting 5hrs of editing on a video that results in only 5 minutes of video. The video can get a couple of comments, yet after posting a report that took only 20 minutes there can be dozens of comments, go figure. It doesn't worry me at all just a observation of effort verses comments. I have a terrible memory for somethings and writing a report allows me to go back in years and see what trips I did where and what worked. Like a fishing diary. I enjoy reading all reports good and bad days and everyone's way of writing them is appreciated.
  14. south queensland Quick Crab Grab

    So much fun can be had in tinny. I see Indi has the essentials "phone in hand"