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Shady This Weekend! Finally

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:29 pm
by blowski
Hi All,

Off to shady on sunday morning early this week, finally hired a boat and going out hunting for some big girls for the Mrs to catch her first barra!
Has anyone heard any reports or have any tips to help out?
Ive caught plenty a barra but only fished shady once with a mate a long time ago so its all a blur
I know to troll the mouth, is that an all day event or just a particular part of the tide? Do you follow the tide up like the daly and up the guts?
Anything worth a flick on the way down
Ive searched alot of the old posts but they are not super clear.
Thanks in advance!

Re: Shady This Weekend! Finally

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:57 pm
by fish4me123
You follow the professionals at a distance. It is not like the daly. the fish are at the mouth. You know the guides will be using the lures most likely to catch a barra and they tend not to fish an area that doesn't have fish. If you use plastics you should be able to catch barra but not of great quality. It's a full day exercise.

Re: Shady This Weekend! Finally

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:05 pm
by blowski
cheers fish4me any advice is much appreciated so thankyou

Re: Shady This Weekend! Finally

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:17 pm
by Captain6979
Good luck Blowski!!:)

Re: Shady This Weekend! Finally

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:16 pm
by blowski
thanks captain will be sure to report if we do ok

Re: Shady This Weekend! Finally

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:12 pm
by Maark
I heard there are plenty of rats around the black water coming out the 2nd barrage and the creeks around there. I’d be slipping in the Congo line trolling the mouth (and in a bit) 09:30-13:30 and flicking around the banks any other time. Keep an eye out on your sounder for fish sitting on the bottom of holes about 1/2 a k in from the mouth on the eastern side. Tight lines.

Re: Shady This Weekend! Finally

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:30 am
by blowski
Legend marrk

Re: Shady This Weekend! Finally

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:32 pm
by mickkk
I’m heading out Friday night / Saturday for the first time this season. I’ll let you know if sus out a way to get a few fish.

Re: Shady This Weekend! Finally

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:19 pm
by hobbit
be aware if you have a bigger boat you probably wont launch at the low tide. last weekend was very shallow in my 5m boat so would say this weekend will be lower

Re: Shady This Weekend! Finally

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:27 pm
by blowski
thanks mickkk would appreciate it
Hobbit, plan is to launch early morning, willy weather has the tide high at sunrise
pull out around 4 which is the incoming about 2m (low is 1.2 at 2.30pm) your thoughts? 5.7 top ender

Re: Shady This Weekend! Finally

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:13 pm
by hobbit
yeah should be ok then. I'll be doing the same I think

Re: Shady This Weekend! Finally

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:39 pm
by Matt Flynn
Fish the tide change hard. If you find fish on the sounder it can pay to keep hammering them until they come on the bite. Fish that are off the bottom are often feeding.

Re: Shady This Weekend! Finally

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:45 pm
by wazdog
Good Luck at Shady this weekend boys with the other 100 boats that will be there :-)

Re: Shady This Weekend! Finally

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:56 pm
by Flickin4em
:lolpoint:

More likely 150 especially if it made the paper today. ... I'll be keen to give it a miss. Getting good lures and big girls cut loose by rookies props is something I can do without.... :banghead:

Little Finniss mouth or Wildman are a better less crowded option on that glassout run to the spots that's predicted for Saturday :fishing:

Re: Shady This Weekend! Finally

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:28 pm
by mickkk
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