Weekend report.

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Weekend report.

Postby CarlG » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:24 pm

Hey all, haven't done a report for a while, so will relate an adventure, which has been a couple of seasons in the making.
After much searching, Doug let us know he'd scouted a viable ballooning spot towards the end of last winter. So, early November, on a low swell day, He and I ventured down and tried it out. It was immediately obvious that it was spot on for what we had in mind.
Sunday gone, Adtrac and I made the journey down to have a serious shot at it. We arrived around 9, and quickly deployed a whole squid on one rig, and a squid head under the other balloon. Things were fairly quiet, until around 11, when my rod received a couple of solid whacks, and the balloon moved off track. I retrieved, only to find the lower half of my whole squid had been torn off, leaving me with only a partial hood. This was a fail on my part, I should have have used a double hook rig, instead of the single jobu through the top of the hood, never mind d, lesson learned.
About 30-40 minutes later, Ads shouts that his balloon has released, and instantly his rod buckles. It is game on, and a short, hard fight takes place, with a couple of screaming runs and lunges.
5 or 6 minutes In, and up pops our first locally, landbased caught Kingy. Not a huge fish, going 75cm to the fork, but solid as, and very chunky. We were, and still are, stoked.
Had one more possible, with a big shadow following up a retrieved bait, but essentially, it was mission complete.
Hopefully, sometime over the next couple of months we an pull a few more, and hopefully break the 1mtr Mark.
Any questions welcome, apart from the obvious one lol.
Photo to follow...
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Re: Weekend report.

Postby CarlG » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:29 pm

Photo as promised.
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Re: Weekend report.

Postby STriplett1997 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:36 pm

Awesome. Good work

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Re: Weekend report.

Postby Lightningx » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:44 pm

Great LB kingie!
Nice work guys :thumbsup:

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Re: Weekend report.

Postby 4liters » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:48 pm

Diversifying from sh*t sharks I see. Nice job.
2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm

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Re: Weekend report.

Postby crumpet_avenger » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:50 pm

Alright il ask the obvious question since nobody else has the guts to ask it...

Did you wear boxers or briefs?



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Re: Weekend report.

Postby CarlG » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:50 pm

4liters wrote:Diversifying from sh*t sharks I see. Nice job.


Yeah, we're all 5hit sharked out.
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Re: Weekend report.

Postby 4liters » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:51 pm

crumpet_avenger wrote:Alright il ask the obvious question since nobody else has the guts to ask it...

Did you wear boxers or briefs?

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2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm

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Re: Weekend report.

Postby CarlG » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:52 pm

crumpet_avenger wrote:Alright il ask the obvious question since nobody else has the guts to ask it...

Did you wear boxers or briefs?


Commando.
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Re: Weekend report.

Postby smile0784 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:15 pm

Nice fish.



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