With the recent post vote win for a jack trip over shooting a local mission by far. I set off early Saturday morning in search for some mangrove jacks, and well I guess you can say I found a couple 😜 with a nice 52cm model to top it off!👌 first 50+ cm for the season and a healthy big boy at that.
Unfortunately I bought my kayak as a factory second as it has a split in one of the seems that I patched and have had no issues with until now.. The patch has let go and the kayak was filling with water. So I packed it in for the day and chilled at camp ready to head back home again this morning.
Last time I was there I seen a couple of little bull sharks crushing the creeks at night, so I took some mullet slabs this trip to put out at night to see if I could catch a couple of sharks for fun. First bait I managed to hook one around the 1-1.4 meter mark that chewed me off at the bank, second bait landed a nice jack 👌 followed up with three big runs and bust offs I believe they were bigger sharks. And just to top my day off I landed this beautiful big Queensland grouper. Queensland grouper are a protected species and should be treated with as much care as possible like I did with this big girl, I got down into the water and cradled her up for a very quick pic and measure coming in at 95cm a new pb for me 👌 hook removal quick check to see if there are any more hooks in her then by the way she showered me in mud and water whilst I was trying to give her a nice release, she was very keen to get back into the structure she came from 👌👌
Now I’m home time to clean up and patch the kayak back up, could possibly head out for a fish tonight but will see how I go 🎣🎣
Hopefully you are all getting into some good fish as well
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