Life is definitely tougher without a boat

Pier Fishing, Rock Fishing and general land based fishing around Melbourne
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Life is definitely tougher without a boat

Postby STriplett1997 » Wed May 16, 2018 12:32 pm

Even though my boat is under repair, I still have to get out fishing whether it’s on someone else’s boat or land based...
I haven’t been able to fish for the Snapper or Gummies like I would be right now but I’ve had a bit of fun and that’s the main thing sometimes.
Just a little report of the last couple weeks.

Sorrento:
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Mordialloc :
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Sandringham Rocks :
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Some decent sizes around. 51cm the biggest. Dropped a few small ones in 30cm range and let a few go.
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Re: Life is definitely tougher without a boat

Postby Lightningx » Wed May 16, 2018 12:38 pm

Sounds like you are still doing alright without the boat mate and catching plenty!!!
Great bag of squid. Those sambos look chunky, some nice pinkies as well!
How much longer till you think you will get your boat back? :P

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Re: Life is definitely tougher without a boat

Postby smile0784 » Wed May 16, 2018 12:39 pm

Cant complain about catches like that

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Re: Life is definitely tougher without a boat

Postby STriplett1997 » Wed May 16, 2018 12:43 pm

Lightningx wrote:Sounds like you are still doing alright without the boat mate and catching plenty!!!
Great bag of squid. Those sambos look chunky, some nice pinkies as well!
How much longer till you think you will get your boat back? :P



Thanks mate. Also done a couple sessions for Mulloway in the Pato. Long cold nights.... been using fresh squid but I think a change in approach is in order.. might have to make a bait trap for some live mullet. All great days/nights there yes! Seen quite a few Reds 4kg and over caught off the piers so I’m trying that way whenever the weather is crap and I’m free. Hmm.. well, it’s suppose to be done by the start of next month, probably around the 5th I’d say. Still.. it’s a great change, actually enjoying the land based a bit too.

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Postby STriplett1997 » Wed May 16, 2018 12:44 pm

smile0784 wrote:Cant complain about catches like that



Taste great that’s for sure. Didn’t mind the sambos when fresh and bled either.. usually for me they go to gummy bait. But not a fan of using fresh baits frozen anyway so gave em a shot.

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Re: Life is definitely tougher without a boat

Postby Lightningx » Wed May 16, 2018 12:48 pm

STriplett1997 wrote:
Lightningx wrote:Sounds like you are still doing alright without the boat mate and catching plenty!!!
Great bag of squid. Those sambos look chunky, some nice pinkies as well!
How much longer till you think you will get your boat back? :P



Thanks mate. Also done a couple sessions for Mulloway in the Pato. Long cold nights.... been using fresh squid but I think a change in approach is in order.. might have to make a bait trap for some live mullet. All great days/nights there yes! Seen quite a few Reds 4kg and over caught off the piers so I’m trying that way whenever the weather is crap and I’m free. Hmm.. well, it’s suppose to be done by the start of next month, probably around the 5th I’d say. Still.. it’s a great change, actually enjoying the land based a bit too.

Funny you mentioned mulloway in the patto.
Just a couple of days ago my missus showed me a pic of a couple of blokes with a pair of nice sized mulloway from there.
They both looked good size :P



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Re: Life is definitely tougher without a boat

Postby STriplett1997 » Wed May 16, 2018 12:50 pm

Lightningx wrote:
STriplett1997 wrote:
Lightningx wrote:Sounds like you are still doing alright without the boat mate and catching plenty!!!
Great bag of squid. Those sambos look chunky, some nice pinkies as well!
How much longer till you think you will get your boat back? :P



Thanks mate. Also done a couple sessions for Mulloway in the Pato. Long cold nights.... been using fresh squid but I think a change in approach is in order.. might have to make a bait trap for some live mullet. All great days/nights there yes! Seen quite a few Reds 4kg and over caught off the piers so I’m trying that way whenever the weather is crap and I’m free. Hmm.. well, it’s suppose to be done by the start of next month, probably around the 5th I’d say. Still.. it’s a great change, actually enjoying the land based a bit too.

Funny you mentioned mulloway in the patto.
Just a couple of days ago my missus showed me a pic of a couple of blokes with a pair of nice sized mulloway from there.
They both looked good size :P


Yeah mate, they were 10 and 12kg models. Both over 1m

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Re: Life is definitely tougher without a boat

Postby Lightningx » Wed May 16, 2018 12:52 pm

STriplett1997 wrote:
Lightningx wrote:
STriplett1997 wrote:
Lightningx wrote:Sounds like you are still doing alright without the boat mate and catching plenty!!!
Great bag of squid. Those sambos look chunky, some nice pinkies as well!
How much longer till you think you will get your boat back? :P



Thanks mate. Also done a couple sessions for Mulloway in the Pato. Long cold nights.... been using fresh squid but I think a change in approach is in order.. might have to make a bait trap for some live mullet. All great days/nights there yes! Seen quite a few Reds 4kg and over caught off the piers so I’m trying that way whenever the weather is crap and I’m free. Hmm.. well, it’s suppose to be done by the start of next month, probably around the 5th I’d say. Still.. it’s a great change, actually enjoying the land based a bit too.

Funny you mentioned mulloway in the patto.
Just a couple of days ago my missus showed me a pic of a couple of blokes with a pair of nice sized mulloway from there.
They both looked good size :P


Yeah mate, they were 10 and 12kg models. Both over 1m

Yep so you know about it and I think from memory they were caught half an hour apart. I have had many long cold nights as well in the past. The live mullets sounds like a top idea :thumbsup:

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Re: Life is definitely tougher without a boat

Postby STriplett1997 » Wed May 16, 2018 12:55 pm

Lightningx wrote:
STriplett1997 wrote:
Lightningx wrote:
STriplett1997 wrote:
Lightningx wrote:Sounds like you are still doing alright without the boat mate and catching plenty!!!
Great bag of squid. Those sambos look chunky, some nice pinkies as well!
How much longer till you think you will get your boat back? :P



Thanks mate. Also done a couple sessions for Mulloway in the Pato. Long cold nights.... been using fresh squid but I think a change in approach is in order.. might have to make a bait trap for some live mullet. All great days/nights there yes! Seen quite a few Reds 4kg and over caught off the piers so I’m trying that way whenever the weather is crap and I’m free. Hmm.. well, it’s suppose to be done by the start of next month, probably around the 5th I’d say. Still.. it’s a great change, actually enjoying the land based a bit too.

Funny you mentioned mulloway in the patto.
Just a couple of days ago my missus showed me a pic of a couple of blokes with a pair of nice sized mulloway from there.
They both looked good size :P


Yeah mate, they were 10 and 12kg models. Both over 1m

Yep so you know about it and I think from memory they were caught half an hour apart. I have had many long cold nights as well in the past. The live mullets sounds like a top idea :thumbsup:



It’s the one species I’ve always just marvelled at and haven’t started to do some work on. But now after having a couple sessions I’m really determined to nail it. And when I can use the boat again, I’ll be doing long hours down the Mosquito Channel in WP. Watching Wingas Mulloway videos gets me G’d up to try... lol

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Re: Life is definitely tougher without a boat

Postby Lightningx » Wed May 16, 2018 1:07 pm

STriplett1997 wrote:
Lightningx wrote:
STriplett1997 wrote:
Lightningx wrote:
STriplett1997 wrote:

Thanks mate. Also done a couple sessions for Mulloway in the Pato. Long cold nights.... been using fresh squid but I think a change in approach is in order.. might have to make a bait trap for some live mullet. All great days/nights there yes! Seen quite a few Reds 4kg and over caught off the piers so I’m trying that way whenever the weather is crap and I’m free. Hmm.. well, it’s suppose to be done by the start of next month, probably around the 5th I’d say. Still.. it’s a great change, actually enjoying the land based a bit too.

Funny you mentioned mulloway in the patto.
Just a couple of days ago my missus showed me a pic of a couple of blokes with a pair of nice sized mulloway from there.
They both looked good size :P


Yeah mate, they were 10 and 12kg models. Both over 1m

Yep so you know about it and I think from memory they were caught half an hour apart. I have had many long cold nights as well in the past. The live mullets sounds like a top idea :thumbsup:



It’s the one species I’ve always just marvelled at and haven’t started to do some work on. But now after having a couple sessions I’m really determined to nail it. And when I can use the boat again, I’ll be doing long hours down the Mosquito Channel in WP. Watching Wingas Mulloway videos gets me G’d up to try... lol

Yea I have watched all those as well. My friend is actually good friends with Dave standing the one who caught the 45kg fish was it? Something like that.
Anyway don’t be discouraged if you go a bunch of times and catch nothing. I had to go many many times to get my first one.
Felt like giving up many times along the way mate :P



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