Just got back in. What a session. Started off with a 37cm Luderick or blackfish. Every cast got a hit and I probably let just as many go again. Shame it wasnt yesterday could have had a few more entries
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Did you say a "SHADAP" lure?? Hey, that's what we used in Italy to fish with. Except ours made a loud explosion when it hit the water, and all the fish would come to the surface. That would make em shadap...
what a sesh. Good add for the lure too. The blackfish especially would have gone off, they seem to go particularly hard when taken on lures and they're not exactly sodft normally.
Thanks for the replies,
It was a hot session for sure, they ranged from 42- 55 cm and the 6 I let go were all well over 40. Watertime was about an hour and a half. It nearly took longer to fillet and skin them. If I stayed another hour I would have hit the bag limit. :lol:
I know blackfish are highly sought after by some, but I prefer other fish, as in past years I have spearfished for them considering them not much on the chew, but once again my trusty fishing book rates them highly if prepared properly. I filleted and skinned it carefully and mixed with a couple of flathead tails in soft totillas, some lettuce cheese, chilli,tomato, sour cream and salsa, they tasted fantastic ! :wink:
All the flathead fought extremely well, I recieved a couple of spikes, one in the finger and one in the heel, there was plenty of blood spilt on both sides :lol: When the final bell rang I was surprised the 15lb leader and knots survived, the lure losing a hook from a treble the only other damage. Alvey 41/2 on 9lb unscathed. 8)
WayneD - I keep my catch in a cotton drawstring laundry bag, tied by my right side that I toss behind me. I keep my tackle boxes in there as well, the bag stays wet and cool. It was bulging today but not full.
I'll give it another crack tomorrow, I wonder if it will be as good ? :? :lol: