Latest Catches Spring/Summer 2010

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  • #16292
    fishforpot
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    Im struggling to understand your post millie …. are you saying schoolies are not edible ? or they are either too small or too big to eat ?

    Cause they grow pretty big ….

    #16293
    Miliwolf
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    Larger size does not make them eatable. Suppose cutting one into bait could produce something eatable.

    #16294
    baitman
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    LOL… Handled well they are good eating IMO
    I also think they need to be frozen asap and cooked from frozen.

    #16295
    fishforpot
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    I rate them above rig , below elephant fish …….

    Sooner catch and eat a schoolie than a rig …taste is about the same but the texture is better …..

    #16296
    Miliwolf
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    Suppose anything is better then Red Cod.

    #16297
    Birdlingsflat
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    good size rig today at baylys beach on squid middle of the day..anybody have any recipes to get rid of the ammonia smell from the fillets?

    #16298
    magooes
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    Is the water very clean at Bayleys? I must be a fairly small swell by now?

    #16299
    Birdlingsflat
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    yup very clear..heres the second one I got an hour ago..no swell flat as

    #16300
    baitman
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    to get rid of the ammonia smell gut as soon as you can (immediately) and scrape the bloody stuff off the back bone inside the gut cavity, I also split the body all the way to the tail to make sure you get it all. A tea spoon works good for the scraping then wash out with salt water. (I hope you took ur trash with you?) :smile:

    #16301
    Miliwolf
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    Just gotten back from a snapper fish, caught a single Snapper shortly after 8pm. Good strong fight, first glance thought he was a 12-14lber but weighed him anyway. Scaled showed a good 21lb so a new personal best. Maybe half hour later had another powerful fish on, it did a initial powerful run and looked like it was going to spool me (So I tighten drag) and was gaining line. Did not feel like a Ray and only felt 4 shacks towards the end. Did several small runs throughout the fight. Unfortunately the fish won and snapped the line before I could see it.

    Conditions were very nice, got there around 7:30pm and put up with spotties and the sea breeze for a while before the wind died down and the spotties went to bed. Tide was low when I got there and was incoming. Stopped fishing at 9:30pm. Only a few quick strikes after dark but nothing hooked.

    #16302
    yellowfin
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    just back from the beach north of timaru good ellies bout tonight cooked shrimp tails for the bait kept 2 big cows and put the rest back 5 all up awsome night for it
    :grin:

    #16303
    yellowfin
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    Nice fish Mili. You’ve started the snap season pretty well this year.

    #16304
    fishforpot
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    Ah birdlings , thats a school shark you have there ….or have I misinterpreted your post ?

    Lets hope its still calm and clear tomorrow morning , heading down bayleys early early for some elephants

    #16305
    Birdlingsflat
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    ahhh thats the trouble with spending 30 years chasing snapper and kingfish around the north.,.everybody has given me diff information on the fish species here..ok then theres “greyboys””Rig””tope”??..have landed a few 7 gillers..and over 70 moki here one season..but dont know the ID for all the shark varieties..so that was a “schoolie”..how do I tell a “rig”..cheers..and anybody whos passing drop in for a cuppa at the art gallery at Birdlings if ya going past..On the 19th of this month 5 of us from Birdlings are off for 7 days at Mokihanui(gentle annies)snap and kahawai chasing..great to have a holiday from here..lol

    so I wonder which shark this was the other day??

    #16306
    baitman
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    That fish has spots so I would call it a RIG I think ?

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