All times are UTC + 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Snapper
PostPosted: May 29th, '15, 22:11 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Mar 12th, '06, 07:56
Posts: 17652
Images: 3
Location: Perth
Gender: Male
Blog: View Blog (1)
Cool... Had my first snapper session today but not like most would suspect.. Here in Denmark (south west W.A.) there's a bit of a legendary fishing session that happens most years about this time. The inlet here is cut off from the ocean for most of the year with a sand bar but when you get the first big storms and swells of winter the ocean can wash some water over the sand bar dumping salt water into the inlet. The snapper and king george whiting living in the inlet get the smell of salt water and all come rushing down to the mouth of the inlet trying to get to the ocean.

Yesterday morning was such a day, huge swell, salt water poured into the inlet. Went fishing yesterday and caught one snapper, checked the online size limits and it said 51cm, mine was only 45cm so threw it back, only to find out today the limit here is 41cm. grrr.

Today was a different story went this morning and caught a 54cm one.

Attachment:
unnamed (Small).jpg
unnamed (Small).jpg [ 217.3 KiB | Viewed 2738 times ]


Came home filleted him and into the freezer, went back this arvo and caught two more, 42cm and 51cm but too dark to take photos. Also caught a couple of nice cobbler.

But the strange think about catching the snapper is where you catch them, in about 1-2m of water from the side of the road right near town at the dog exercise area..

Attachment:
unnamed (1) (Small).jpg
unnamed (1) (Small).jpg [ 101.6 KiB | Viewed 2738 times ]

_________________
www.havehomewilltravel.com
Life on the road


Top
 Profile Personal album  
Reply with quote  
    Advertisement
 
 Post subject: Re: Snapper
PostPosted: May 30th, '15, 05:47 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: May 6th, '11, 12:06
Posts: 12175
Gender: Male
Location: Northern NSW
Nice catch Joel. Definitely my fav fish.

Man, that is strange fishing spot. I would never have thought you could catch snapper in a spot like that! there must be something down there they are after?

_________________
~2010/2011~
~2012/2013~
~2014~
~Backyard farming~


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Snapper
PostPosted: May 30th, '15, 06:12 
Offline
In need of a life
In need of a life

Joined: Jul 2nd, '14, 14:59
Posts: 1848
Images: 0
Location: Peakhurst - Sydney
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Thought I WAS
Location: Sydney
..
That is just so amazing ..
.
Only wish you were around the corner .. :cry:
..
.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Snapper
PostPosted: May 30th, '15, 10:58 
Offline
Almost divorced
Almost divorced
User avatar

Joined: Oct 11th, '06, 07:39
Posts: 1162
Location: Bunbury, Western Australia
Gender: Male
Location: Bunbury, Western Australia
Nice fish, I have caught them in the inlet before when there is no water coming in from the ocean. Looks like they are bigger this year as the bar didnt open last winter from memory.

_________________
http://www.fergusonsprings.com/
Fingerlings delivered to your door


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Snapper
PostPosted: May 30th, '15, 11:28 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Mar 12th, '06, 07:56
Posts: 17652
Images: 3
Location: Perth
Gender: Male
Blog: View Blog (1)
You skimmed my post Charlie..... :)

Yeah bar hasn't opened for a couple of years, very contentious issue down here the manual opening of the bar.. I assume you were in your dinghy TM?

Here's the other two from yesterday, I'm heading off there again this arvo, though I think the secret is out, last night there were 3 other lots of people there fishing and I reckon tonight will be pretty busy.

Attachment:
20150530_095952 (Small).jpeg
20150530_095952 (Small).jpeg [ 163.27 KiB | Viewed 2701 times ]

_________________
www.havehomewilltravel.com
Life on the road


Top
 Profile Personal album  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Snapper
PostPosted: May 30th, '15, 13:16 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 21st, '09, 08:39
Posts: 882
Gender: Female
Are you human?: YES
Location: Perth, Western Australia
:wave1: Those fish look so sad. I wonder if they were smiling before they were caught. :D Joker will be enjoying the leftovers, I bet.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Snapper
PostPosted: May 30th, '15, 14:40 
Offline
Almost divorced
Almost divorced
User avatar

Joined: Oct 11th, '06, 07:39
Posts: 1162
Location: Bunbury, Western Australia
Gender: Male
Location: Bunbury, Western Australia
Not from a boat, I used to get them from the shore. Go to Poison Point and cast out towards Porpoise Rocks, pretty reliable spot to get them.

_________________
http://www.fergusonsprings.com/
Fingerlings delivered to your door


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Snapper
PostPosted: May 30th, '15, 15:03 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member

Joined: Mar 29th, '15, 16:06
Posts: 680
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: Austalia, SA Pt lincoln
Ymmmy leave trout and perch for dead

_________________
All vegies would be nicer to eat ......if they tasted like BACON


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Snapper
PostPosted: May 30th, '15, 15:36 
Offline
A posting God
A posting God
User avatar

Joined: Apr 4th, '11, 13:18
Posts: 2252
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Not before 8am
Location: Perth, Western Australia
earthbound wrote:
I think the secret is out, last night there were 3 other lots of people there fishing and I reckon tonight will be pretty busy.
...It will be NOW!

_________________
Mr Damage - a.k.a: Yabbies
Owner at Perth Aquaponics - Aquaponic Consultant & Trainer
Trade certified Horticulturist & Cert IV TAE


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Snapper
PostPosted: May 31st, '15, 15:43 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: Jul 26th, '14, 16:39
Posts: 34
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: australia Tasmania
sometimes it pays to keep your mouth shut. I came back from a place called four mile creek 2 days ago with a bucket of salmon, best fishing i have had in ages. the neighbour pulled me up for a chat and seen the fish. so i told him where i got them from. i went for another fish today and there were half a dozen people in my spot. I should have hid the bucket.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Portal by phpBB3 Portal © phpBB Türkiye
[ Time : 0.056s | 18 Queries | GZIP : Off ]