Daly Mouth Easter Trip 2018

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Daly Mouth Easter Trip 2018

Post by theodosius » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:37 pm

Tommy22222 and I did a trip down the Daly on Sunday, leaving Palmerston at 230AM. We were at the ramp and on the water by sunrise, flicking a coastal creek by about 8.

The tide was dropping fast and the other boats left as the popeye mullet jumped around nervously. Mick got a little barra then my fizzer got smashed by a nice barra. A quick photo and then necked and in the esky. Another cast was boofed and missed twice then we got out in 60cm of water.

It was nice and calm as we rounded the red cliffs and headed up a bigger creek and snuck up the channel. We came to a fork that looked red hot, with boofing in the snags downstream. It looked awesome but we got absolutely nothing. It was stinking hot up there so we headed back to the mouth for some breeze. We got a couple of rat barra then I dusted off my thrownet skills and got some livies to soak over lunch. It was tough to get mullet as all the fish in the net were baby barra. A few mullet were crushed by crabs and a few were taken by sharks. Mick got a small barra and the other boat in the creek trolled up a couple just as the first push in started. We trolled up and down looking for a big girl with no luck, so off we went to the next creek.

This one had plenty of popeyes and a bit of boofing. Within a couple of minutes the first barra was in the boat. I then pulled in a 75 and we got about a dozen fish. As the day got late we headed to a bigger creek for the night. After a spag bol cook-up we were stuffed and fell asleep.

The mozzies were friendly and as the tide dropped the barra were boofing all around. Mick strolled up a barra and had a few more hits. My line was having no luck, and I was too tired to wind it in to check. Next morning at daybreak I pulled it in to see what the problem was (usually guaranteed a fish with this method). In the dim light I could see something white on my lure and as it got closer I realised it was my mates toilet paper. Gross.

We hit another little creek for a few more barra to 63cm then had a flick around the red cliffs. We saw a couple of barra but only caught a powertail. The sea was gloriously flat, so we flew up the mouth to one of my favourite runoff creeks. Levels were super low and we only got a few rats. I also jumped out on the bank for a flick and was quickly up to the goolies in very soft mud. We also stopped at Lizzie for a flick, only one other boat there and the pulled in a nice fish. We snagged up and lost the lure retriever trying to get it back and then decided that it was probably about time to leave. We got back to Palmy with a bit of sunlight to clean the boat and all the fish.

Cheers Tommy for a great trip!!
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Re: Daly Mouth Easter Trip 2018

Post by Lats » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:48 am

Sounds like a great time. Strolling can be poop at times lol

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Post by Shrek16 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:08 am

Awesome write up Theo!!
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Re: Daly Mouth Easter Trip 2018

Post by Edo » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:42 am

good trip mate, you must have cast your lure into a really sh*t spot before you went to bed :lol:

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Re: Daly Mouth Easter Trip 2018

Post by ozdodge » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:55 am

Well done fellas

Gotta be in it to win it!

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Re: Daly Mouth Easter Trip 2018

Post by bodge007 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:10 am

Great report mate

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Re: Daly Mouth Easter Trip 2018

Post by jeffish » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:09 am

Top Trip Lads :catch: :applause:

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Re: Daly Mouth Easter Trip 2018

Post by b-radical » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:21 pm

Thanks for sharing
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Re: Daly Mouth Easter Trip 2018

Post by Flickin4em » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:53 pm

An earlier report had claimed the pros had raped it .. good to see a few good sized one's in there still. :mrgreen:

Excellent effort on the post too v. good reading , top stuff there mate! :drinking8:

Also that is some funny sh!t with yr strolling story too. Glad u broke the unwritten "what happens at the daly stays at the daly" rule there for us on here to get a good laugh.

BUT....... I hope u got him to unhook the shi!t tickets off your lure.

........eeeewwwww.. THAT'S YUCKY!!! :rofl:
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Re: Daly Mouth Easter Trip 2018

Post by NBN » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:41 pm

Great part of the world; very jealous!

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Re: Daly Mouth Easter Trip 2018

Post by Flickin4em » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:47 pm

Jelous as hey .... well, maybe you should book a flight up mate. Haha. :rofl:

There's plenty of room on the floor of the lounge room for ya swag bud or even a spare bed in the 3rd bedroom ...


I'll trade ya a nice guaranteed 80 plus baz for a metre cod.

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