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I'd be in that. I wonder if Baggs71 is free, he and his mates have been down a couple of weeks ago. Winds look good. With the tide coming in there will be a north flowing current. A bit of rain around but not enough to worry about. Talked to a couple of local guys who were up that way in a tinny yesterday. They had a dozen silver whiting and a couple of KGs. There are rumours of a good snapper spot not far off shore.
 

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Second Valley was the target today. Midway between low and high tide. Started with no wind but an easterly came up so that off shore it would have been around 12 to 15 knots. Nothing much on the finder so anchored, burlied up with some old cockles, oats and tuna oil. Nothing ZIp!. Went for a paddle towing a squid jag. Over two hours I saw one decent fish on the finder. A few slamm possibly leather jackets and a few micro tiddlers very near shore. Talk about a donut. This one only had the hole. The blokes on the jetty were having no luck either. I guess I'll just have to learn to get up early.
 

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Hi emu fingers and forum!

Had a hit out wed last week. Headed out around 1000 on an incoming tide.
Not that matters to me much as I just wanted to wet the yak after a long period of gathering dust.
Piro and I arrived lookIng for KGW and piro promptly anchored up in around 5-6m of water. I was on a mission to see the seals at snapper rock around 3klm to the south so headed down to take a look. It was mentioned by a myponga beach local that when the seals arrived the ***** school headed north. Once I arrived true to form the seals were there looking at me and me looking at them. Headed back up towards piro and found him in a different locality and in the same depth of water still with no luck. Remembering what I read recently I headed further out into deeper water and whack!
3 KGW, 3 LJ, 4 Wrasse later. Nice little spot indeed but it was time to head back in.
On the way home we were joined by a pod of dolphins 5-6 strong. Good fun keeping up with them when they are in cruise mode. After a while they headed off only to be replaced by something else I was not sure of? Everytime I turned around it ducked under the water. After 2 mins of being followed it appeared right next to the yak! Big Black Bastard Seal! Cheeky bugger suprized the crap out of me. I think he got the message to go away when he saw the paddle coming towards his head! Big buggers! You don't realize how big they are till they creep up on you to take a look.

So nothing much to report apart from the KGW are starting fire up down here and the big winter squid are around as well.
As for the salmon schools, it's considered highly likely that a school or two will be in the area for the next couple of day due to the recent wind activity. Let's hope anyway.

Tight lines to all.
 

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Baggs71 said:
After 2 mins of being followed it appeared right next to the yak! Big Black Bastard Seal! Cheeky bugger suprized the crap out of me.
:lol: :lol:
Like bloody dogs they are. I was Kayaking off KI about 2 years ago when one spotted my kayak and came bouncing, literally, as it dolphined in and out of the water over to me and swam around and around me, very close. Thought it was going to jump onto my kayak at one stage. It obviously gets a feed from boats and figured I could provide a free meal too.
 
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