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  1. Kat's memory may be more accurate than mine, but I think we were anchored in about 5/6 meters, around 30-40 meters up-current from a steep drop-off into about 10-12m deep. The sounder showed quite a lot of small shows, and a few larger ones in the deep water. However, we got most of our bites fairly close to the boat. This was while the tidal run was slow and not taking our baits back very far towards the deeper water. They were probably still on the high side of the drop-off. When the tide run picked up a bit the action was noticeably slower. If we had not already filled our quota I might have re-anchored closer to the edge, so our baits were at the bottom of the slope. Maybe worth remembering for future reference.
  2. G'day Kat, Re your questions :- Most have been answered somewhere above, but here's my two cent's worth. 1. What Ellicat said 2. The Albright is a good knot, but I find it doesn't go through the rod runners as well as the double uni-knot especially in heavier line classes, so I use the double uni. 3. What Revan and Hamish said. 4. The clinch (or half blood knot) is a good knot, but I prefer the single uni-knot, mainly because I find it easier to tie in bad light. I also agree with Hamish on the number of turns needed for any knots which rely on multiple turns or twists i.e. light lines need more turns and heavy lines need less. Once upon a time I did a lot of knot strength testing and that was one thing that really stood out. The other was that most knots needed to be lubed or moistened before tightening. Since then I use 6 or 7 turns for lines up to 6/7 Kg., one or two less for heavier line, and three or four turns for very heavy leaders. My rule of thumb for braid is twice as many turns as I would use for mono. Cheers, Don.
  3. If I understand what you have said here, then you would be breaking the law by using a "set line". Here is an excerpt from the Qld Recreational fishing rules and regulations :- Fishing equipment - Fishing Lines - Tidal water A cross line, drum line, free-floating line or set line is NOT included as a fishing line. You must be present with the line at all times. Whoops - Ellicat beat me to it while I was cutting & pasting.
  4. Hello Kat, Whiptails only grow to about 30cm max. I have caught several them in Moreton Bay in the past but have never seen or caught one bigger than 20cm.
  5. They inhale water though their mouths and exhale though the gills so that the water passes over the gill filaments which collect oxygen as it flows over them.
  6. Earlier this year I had the annual service on my Honda 60 motor and gearbox done by Mobile Marine Medics. They also fitted a new water pump impeller and a new steering cable. Did a good job of all these and at what I thought was a very fair price. Will be getting them to do the next service when it's due.
  7. I can't see them on my PC either. Tried three different browsers, but what I see is many lines of code - no pics or rectangles. On one of Dropbear's previous posts I could see one of the pics but could not see the others. I thought it might be because they were uploaded from an Android device, and not compatible with my windows PC.
  8. I have fished the stretch from the Albert/Logan junction down to the mouth a few times recently and there is plenty of depth for much larger boats than my 4.9M tinny. There are navigation markers for the last 4 or 5 Km to the mouth, which is where it can be a bit tricky. Between the junction and these markers, there are a couple of sandbars which are shallow at low tide., but they are mostly on the inside of the bends and can be avoided by not cutting the corner as you round the bends. I haven't been there recently, but in the past I did some crabbing along the Bethania and Edens Landing areas and was quite deep all through there. I have no experience with the section between the highway and the junction, but I have no reason to believe that it is any different to the the sections above & below it. After heavy rain there can be some flotsam in the river, and after any flooding it can be quite quite bad, but most of the time there is only the occasional piece floating rubbish to watch out for.
  9. It has always puzzled me why ganged hooks are less likely to spook fish than a short length of wire, especially if it is nylon coated. Two or three extra hooks is a lot more metal. But ganged hooks with no wire is so often recommended that I guess it must work better than wire, and there must be some reason behind it. Anybody here know why, or got any theories ??
  10. It seems that HEIC is a relatively new format that only works on the latest Apple and I-Phone OS's. It may become more popular in time because it is more efficient than the old JPG's. I only converted one of the pics to test it, but Iwill convert the others and post them shortly.
  11. I don't think there is a problem with the site. I couldn't open them in Linux or in Windows 10, but I was able to download them and use a free online service to convert them to JPEG, which Windows was then able to display. When I tried to open the unconverted HEIC files in Windows, it offered to sell me an app to convert them, or a codec to read them, which I declined.
  12. Dear Tech Support Last year I upgraded Girlfriend 7.0 to Wife 1.0. The new program soon began unexpected child processing, which took up a lot of space and valuable resources. In addition, Wife 1.0 seems to have installed itself into all my programs, and now monitors and controls ALL other system activity. Favourite applications such as PokerNight 1.3, Football 2.4, Golfday 3.3 and Fishing 4.8 will no longer run, and crash the system whenever I try to select them. I just cannot keep Wife 1.0 in the background while attempting to run any of my former favourite applications. I'd like to go back to Girlfriend 7.0, but Wife1.0 does not seem to include an uninstall feature. What can I do ?? Please help !. Thanks in advance, A Toubled User. ____________ _________ REPLY: Dear Troubled User: This is a very common problem, and many men ask for advice on how to deal with it. They upgrade Girlfriend 7.0 to Wife 1.0 , thinking that it is just an improved Utilities and Entertainment program. But it is NOT !!!!. Wife 1.0 is an OPERATING SYSTEM -- which was designed by its Creator to run EVERYTHING !!! You cannot roll back to Girlfriend 7.0 because Wife 1.0 has been designed to make this absolutely impossible. It is possible, but very difficult to modify this program or purge from your system once it has been installed. If you do manage to un-install the program, you may regret it, because Wife 1.0 will make this very expensive. Have a look under Wife1.0/Help/Contents/FAQ/uninstall and you will see a list of penalties which include the following :- Alimony - Child Support - Legal Fees - Asset Split, to mention just a few. I can only recommend that you keep Wife1.0 and work on improving the situation. Wife 1.0 is a great program, but it tends to be very high maintenance. It comes with many useful features, such as Cook-It 1.5, Wash&Iron 4.2, Clean&Sweep 3.1, and several others. However, you must be careful how you use them. Improper or excessive use of any of these functions may launch sub-routine NagNagNag 9.5 . Once this starts, the only way to restore Wife 1.0 to normal is to buy expensive corrective software/hardware. I recommend either Flowers 2.1, or if that doesn't work, the more expensive Jewelry 5.0 . I also suggest installing & running the background application 'Yes Dear' to improve operation and reduce software conflict. When conflict does occur, as sooner or later it will, then the best course of action is to enter the command C:\APOLOGIZE . You will have to use the APOLOGIZE command before the system will return to normal, so you might as well do it right away. Do NOT, under any circumstances, try to install SecretaryWithShortSkirt 3.3 . This application is not supported by Wife 1.0 and serious conflict will result. Even the use of the Apologise command may not restore the system to normal. Don't even think about trying to secretly download and install Girlfriend 8.0, because Wife1.0 will detect any such application, creating extremely serious conflict, which could damage your system beyond repair. (Once again - see the warnings above) Best of luck, Tom@Tech Support .
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