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: