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marty last won the day on November 6 2011

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    I'm mad for Flathead, Jacks and Macks!
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    Graphic Artist


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    Estuary and Coastal Fishing
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    Mangrove Jack
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    Motor Boat with Trailer

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  1. Looks like a good time was had by all. I forgot you guys were camped up as I was also offshore Friday morning and back in the Broadwater Sat night and Sun morning chasing crabs. I know where the Spanish have been but did the schoolies come from the same spot? Marty
  2. If I am chasing Snapper or Mackerel then I usually anchor (actually use spot lock on the electric motor). But if the current is really strong I will motor up then drift over the patch of reef I am fishing, and repeat, repeat, repeat...
  3. Nice haul - and a few annoying Herring thrown in! Can't see any boats in the background - you've done well to find schooled up prawns to yourself.
  4. Cracking fish, especially for land based. I would be keeping that location quiet (unless you want to just tell me haha)
  5. Yes, very used to boat traffic on the weekends done here - early morning launching at boat ramps helps avoid few issues. Fished with Pillies - was feeling lazy
  6. After reading reports the Mackerel were quiet on Mermaid and Palmy on Saturday i headed wide of the Seaway on Sunday morning. Also heard Spanish were caught on Diamond on Saturday and quickly found out a few others heard that too - at least 20 boats there. Fairly lumpy ride out before getting to my area and sounding out some good shows of bait. Fished using spot lock for a while but the current was fairly fast and I only managed a couple of undersize Snapper. Decided to drift over the reef and started to get a few decent fish, with best one going 53cm. Did a few drifts but the jostling started to get to me so went home with 4 legal Snapper. Came across some fish hitting bait on the surface near the Seaway entrance, but couldn't tempt them with a slug - must have been very small baitfish. Looked like Mac Tuna anyway Marty
  7. Bad luck about the boat Brad. Yes, the pub has good meals (and cold beer) - plus the bowls club is very popular on schnitzel (wed) night too - massive meals.
  8. From memory I think it was around 10m deep. I just sat on my electric with spot lock so don't have the memory of pulling in the anchor burned in my mind. There is a resident dolphin out there that covers ground very quickly when you hook a fish. Had me dancing on the deck trying to quickly land my fish. From all reports the dolphin doesn't take your fish off the line, but hangs around for the throwbacks. Marty
  9. I was in Burrum in September. Fished 8-mile reef and got schoolies - surprisingly we got them close to the bottom. Just fished mono with a sinker and 3 hook gang - lost a couple to bite-offs but others around us got nothing so think the lack of wire helped. Use the gps mark to find the reef (or look for the boats) then sound up some fish and bait - the reef seems to be nothing more than a gravel patch with no outstanding features from what I saw. Also got mixed bag up the river but no particular spot, just keep moving based on tide, wind, etc. New ramp is awesome - vast improvement over the old two ramps. Marty
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  11. What are you looking to chase - what type of fishing do you prefer? If you like mackerel fishing the Spotties should appear on the inshore reefs (Palmy and Mermaid) sometime this month and hang around for a few months at least. You can find the gps marks via google, but if the fish are on just look for the boats!
  12. Don't forget the towing weight limit you are talking about includes all the gear you have in the boat too - battery(s), fuel, fishing gear, anchor, esky, etc. Starts to add up and can easily push your bmt total weight over the limit.
  13. When the prawns are on just follow the crowds! I generally look anywhere from Jacobs Well to north to Redland Bay marina. Popular spots are Saltworks (bottom tip of Macleay island, western tip of Karragarra island, Jacksons (about halfway down west side of Russell island, the Powerlines (deep channel between Long and Russell island - southern end), the channel opposite Rocky Point, Stieglitz (around the moored boats), channel between Stieglitz and Jacobs Well, and the moored boast at Jacobs Well. There are a few spots in between these more popular spots - having a good sounder and being able to recognise prawns on it is the real key. Finding a spot away from the crowds is gold, but follow the crowds initially to learn the popular spots.
  14. Cracking fish - and look at those conditions!
  15. I just checked your first pic from your post "Maiden Voyage for Quampie" and while it does tell me the phone and model used (Samsung G930F), the time taken, focal length, exposure, etc there was no GPS info in the pic. Not sure if this pic had GPS info when you posted it or not though. Some websites automatically strip GPS info from pics for security reasons - not sure if AFO does though?