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Ended up with a changed plan today due to the lousy weather. Instead of planned launch at Point Leo, decided to try to get off the wind a bit, so launched from Stoney pt at dawn. Wanted to try an area of channel just a km or 2 from the boat ramp. Very strong wind and an early shower made the going a bit rough and plenty of chop on westernport bay. A couple of hours with no bites and the back of the hobie nearly constantly awash had me duck for a bit of shelter up that naval channel at Hanns inlet. Didn`t see those 2 signs telling of the restricted area!
Managed to get into a nice patch of good sized bay trout and plenty of small flathead. Managed 1 double hookup of flathead, 2 doubles of flathead/ bay trout, and a dozen or so doubles of bay trout. Only got 3 or 4 singles. Once a bite was felt it was just a matter of hooking the first fish then hanging on for a couple of seconds till another jumped on the other bait. Lots of fun for a few hours. Kept a couple for bait next trip out. Steve.
 

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Steve

Thats a great dawn shot in the pics, and lead to an interesting day.

I have one query re those mullet pics, they are like no mullet I have ever seen before...is that just a local name or are they of the normal mullet family
 

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Dodge we always just called them yellow eyed mullet but they may not be. I`m sure someone will be able to put a name to them. They fight real well for their size and were all caught on skinned flathead fillet. Steve.
 

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Well done Steve. Especially seeing you changed your plans because of the weather.

The "mullet" look like juvenile australian salmon to me. The dorsal fin is a much better fit to that than the yellow eye mullet I found on the Net.
 

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Yes your spot on Peril. Juvenile salmon, bay trout I think they`re called locally. Isn`t the net a great resource. Steve.
 

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A cracking effort to get out at all Steve, and well done on the salmon. Those doubles must have been nice tussles. Re the signs I reckon ya could whip your own that states "Hobie's Excluded" :?: :D :D
 

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Great report Steve. They look like Aussie Salmon to me. They look more adolescent than juvenile, and with to of them on the line....... would have pulled like an angry Jack Russell terrior.

Cheers Pete.
 
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