FFF Seadogs 2014 - Round 4 - Mackerel Maulers + Barra

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Re: FFF Seadogs 2014 - Round 4 - Mackerel Maulers + Barra

Post by Matt Flynn » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:34 pm

You NT fellas need a flag on a hook off Lee Point, or down deep at the Six Mile, or Mitchells Reef out of Bynoe, or Bass Reef ...



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Re: FFF Seadogs 2014 - Round 4 - Mackerel Maulers + Barra

Post by cuddlescooper » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:02 pm

Good luck beating that mac close to Darwin. Its got to be pushing 25 kegs. Its pretty rare to get them that big here. Maybe 2 or 3 in a life time per angler. QLD or Kimberly ya see a few but rarely here unless you go to the wide shoals.

On a good run this year sullo, and ya got a dam barra round as well. Were farked!

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Post by Bellfish » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:28 pm

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Post by cuddlescooper » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:17 pm

Well I didn't beat sullo but was reasonably happy to get some where close enough to stay in the hunt for the over all comp. Got this 130cm to the fork spaniard from the vernons today on a Wolf herring on a patternoska rigged with wire.
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Post by Sullo » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:44 pm

Top stuff cuddles,nice fish.most big fish around here are caught on wolfies.Some real monsters getting caught here atm,45kg and a 52kg,might be able to get a pic of the 45kg fish. Cheers Sullo

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Post by Sullo » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:50 pm

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Post by jeffish » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:48 am

great fish Pete , as you said hard to get em that big up here ,top fish for the NT.

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Post by jeffish » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:50 am

Sullo any info on the length of that mother,,,, ?

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Post by Sullo » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:18 pm

jeffish wrote:Sullo any info on the length of that mother,,,, ?
not sure jeff,but looks like it would be about 1.8-2m,only a guess

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Post by Swoffa » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:27 pm

Too hard chasing big Macks on fly so I will settle for a modest barra. This was the best of a half dozen caught sight casting the flats in Bynoe in less than a foot of water using 3/0 pink things.

65cm but at least I am on the board (thanks to my son for catching this one)
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Post by jonr » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:18 pm

Well boys this round was quite painful. Once agin landed around 20 macs but no big ones. Hooked a few good ones but lost them to sharks;(

Best I could mange was only 102cm earlier in the month out at north gutter, caught on a 60g jig and stratic 4000.

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Re: FFF Seadogs 2014 - Round 4 - Mackerel Maulers + Barra

Post by cuddlescooper » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:01 pm

Sullo wrote:45kg
Im glad you didnt get one that big Sullo. That thing is a honka. They get quite a few of them over there around this time of year. A couple of the shoals off the tip of cape york have horses fairly often. When pro mack fishing the buggers would blow you away on springers so the truely big ones never get landed. All you get back would be a straightened 10/0 heavy gauge hook or a straightened pig tail clip and a buster rubber. You would land fish to 35kg but the big boys just kept cruising.

And yes a lot of the big ones are caught on wolf herring or juvinile macs or barracuda being trolled around. Only problem here is that I havent found any one that sells wolf herring. The ones I got were from the boat I was working on. At night when cruising to sea they would jump onto deck. I had been stocking them since February just for this round.

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Sullo wrote:Top stuff cuddles,nice fish.most big fish around here are caught on wolfies.Some real monsters getting caught here atm,45kg and a 52kg,might be able to get a pic of the 45kg fish. Cheers Sullo
jonr wrote:Well boys this round was quite painful. Once agin landed around 20 macs but no big ones. Hooked a few good ones but lost them to sharks;(

Best I could mange was only 102cm earlier in the month out at north gutter, caught on a 60g jig and stratic 4000.

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Were you getting sharked at North Gutter Jon. I have never really had the problem with them out there. But in saying that I had a big hammer smash a bait at my Vernons mark the other day which was very unusual. Never had a mac sharked there but old hammer turned up as soon as the baits hit the water.

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Re: FFF Seadogs 2014 - Round 4 - Mackerel Maulers + Barra

Post by jonr » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:14 pm

Sharks were ok at NG, but really bad at Verons. I hooked 11 macs and only landed 1 in my regular few spots. I had planed a trip to Byno last Monday but had my car window smashed over nite so spend the day getting it fixed before we went camping.
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Post by trent » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:43 pm

Wind & work got in the way of a mack but ended up down the daly earlier in the month,56cm on a green gaden, tried to upload on monday night but could not log on,if theres any dramas no worries.
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