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Re: SA metro 4/8/2012... Did that really happen?

Postby Drewboy » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:19 pm

leftieant wrote:That's a very good catch, and especially on the light gear. Well done.

I was fishing that general area earlier in the year (late Feb), and had a similar experience. We'd launched from West Beach, and were somewhere between Glenelg and Brighton in about 15m of water. I had a whiting rig on a 1-2kg dropshot and a 2000 series reel, with 6lb braid. I managed to get one snap in the high 40's on the whiting rig (No 6 long shanks on a patenoster rig with cockles), and then switched to chucking around soft plastics on the same rig, getting another high 40's fish.

It was no 70+ fish, but it certainly gave me some curry!

Gotta love light gear fishing. Fantastic.


The best bit was that the bigger snap came in courtesy of a squid's tentacle that had been carefully threaded onto the whiting hook only 45 minutes after it had been a nuisance sucking on my pilchard on the snapper rig.
The rest of the head had also brought in the 60cm Snap 30 minutes earlier.
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Re: SA metro 4/8/2012... Did that really happen?

Postby Ubolt » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:19 pm

Well done on a great capture on light gear. I throw soft plastics at snapper on my bream gear. My old man always says what would happen if you hooked a big one. I would like to think I could
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Re: SA metro 4/8/2012... Did that really happen?

Postby Meadows » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:26 pm

Wow...nice work.
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Re: SA metro 4/8/2012... Did that really happen?

Postby Drewboy » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:43 pm

indiedog wrote:You guys are going nuts. What's turned the fish on like that? Or have you all just cracked the secret?

Like most things in life, a serious investment in effort will eventually pay dividends. Mind you, that also depends on lady luck and one realizing whether or not you are on a hiding for no good reason.
Not so it seems.
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Re: SA metro 4/8/2012... Did that really happen?

Postby OldDood » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:23 pm

indiedog wrote:You guys are going nuts. What's turned the fish on like that? Or have you all just cracked the secret?

Well actually Indiedog I think we all have a very knowledgable garbo to thank for our recent catches.
He very generously gave me a few tips a couple of years back and the word has got around.
Jon the garbo is a fishing magician.
He also got this guy started - http://www.snapperfishing.com.au/
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Re: SA metro 4/8/2012... Did that really happen?

Postby Drewboy » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:45 pm

Apologies to Jon, along with my yellowfin whiting friend at Seacliff, who both initially got us started on a good region, for not acknowledging their part in enabling us to pursue the snaps.
As well as these guys, another notable clue from a worthy source more recently has been very thankfully received.
There is black art that these guys(particularly Jon) and one or two of his cohorts understand that puts us mere mortals well and truly in the shade.
It's just up to us to jump onto the scent and work with it and then fine tune it as best we can.
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Re: SA metro 4/8/2012... Did that really happen?

Postby Ubolt » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:19 pm

Has anyone done that snapper tutorial thing. It's really intriguing
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Re: SA metro 4/8/2012... Did that really happen?

Postby GlenelgKiller » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:40 pm

Drewboy wrote:Apologies to Jon, along with my yellowfin whiting friend at Seacliff, who both initially got us started on a good region, for not acknowledging their part in enabling us to pursue the snaps.
As well as these guys, another notable clue from a worthy source more recently has been very thankfully received.
There is black art that these guys(particularly Jon) and one or two of his cohorts understand that puts us mere mortals well and truly in the shade.
It's just up to us to jump onto the scent and work with it and then fine tune it as best we can.
Every week is a another building block.


Very cryptic ..... and laced with mysterious undertones :lol: is there an initiation involved (im only willing to go so far!). I wouldn't have thought heavy robes were safe kayaking attire!!
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Re: SA metro 4/8/2012... Did that really happen?

Postby kanganoe » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:06 pm

Thats an awesome run of metro fishing you blokes are enjoying.You may need counselling when it comes to an end.
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Re: SA metro 4/8/2012... Did that really happen?

Postby Squidley » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:09 pm

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Re: SA metro 4/8/2012... Did that really happen?

Postby Squidley » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:39 pm

indiedog wrote:Any tips for the mortals?

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Re: SA metro 4/8/2012... Did that really happen?

Postby GlenelgKiller » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:52 pm

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Re: SA metro 4/8/2012... Did that really happen?

Postby OldDood » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:09 pm

Ubolt wrote:Has anyone done that snapper tutorial thing. It's really intriguing

I have not done the course, but I know Wayne Smith personally.
Wayne is the real deal. He is just a tiny bit compulsive. :lol: He has honed every part of snapper fishing to a very pointy end.
The main reason I would not do his course is because it would turn snapper fishing into snapper shopping and that would be boring. :(
P.S. He has told me none of his secrets nor would I ask as I want to find out for myself.
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Re: SA metro 4/8/2012... Did that really happen?

Postby OldDood » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:13 pm

indiedog wrote:
OldDood wrote:Well actually Indiedog I think we all have a very knowledgable garbo to thank for our recent catches.
He very generously gave me a few tips a couple of years back and the word has got around.
Jon the garbo is a fishing magician.

Any tips for the mortals?

I could give you some tips but then I would be forced to kill you by the Secret Society of Snapper Masters. :lol:
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Re: SA metro 4/8/2012... Did that really happen?

Postby solatree » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:03 pm

indiedog wrote:You're all bastards down that way. :lol:


Thats really unfair.....

Dunny is bastard, thats true and Drew is mostly a bastard much of the time, and I'm a bit of a bastard occasionally, but Squidley is not a bastard at all - he seems quite a nice bloke.
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