Published on Feb 16, 2013
http://www.reefari.com This fishing and jigging video shows Knife jigs are great for targetting deep water pelagic fish, It’s a tactic we’ll use when the Spanish Mackerel are holding deep below the trolled lures. Quite often you’ll see a school of fish and generally the larger mackerel, etc aren’t far away, Drift the school and structure with knife jigs can be a game changer and put some runs on the board. That’s what we did in this video and scored some nice Spanish for the effort, or else we wouldn’t have caught anything. Just drop your jig to the bottom and high speed retrieve, Mackerel just love a fast retrieve and will quickly home in on your lure if in the area. This jigging technique is also great on other species such as Yellowtail Kingfish and Samson fish.
The jigs are Reidy’s Heavy duty knife jigs, with a great variety of sizes. The only thing I would recommend is putting wire assist hook rigs on to prevent bite off by Spanish mackerel’s sharp teeth.
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Another top day out on the water, and some excellant jigging the deep reefs of Mackay out in the Shipping Channel. This is only part of a great day’s fishing, but well worth checking out the great success on jigs. We had a good trolling session and landed several Spanish Mackerel on lures, but the boat traffic sent them deep, so knowing the fish were there, we got the knife jigs out, and proceeded to lose them, with no wire. We were seeing heaps of fish on the sounder down deep and decided to drop some jigs down. Well worth giving the jigs a go, you can see the fish are there but not biting on baits, it’s well worth giving Jigging a go. Bit of action on the jigs seems to get the fish biting, and quality ones at that. We did lose alot of jigs at the first spot to Spanish mackerel, so make sure you have a bit of wire, or wire assist hooks on your jigs. The berkley gulps are awesome plastics and love the 7 ” Jerk shads. We got some lovely Golden Trevally and a real nice estuary cod on the Them. I got busted up by a horse fish which smashed me about half way up, must have been a big golden trevally, just couldn’t stop him.
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Furuno FCV585 Fishfinder, 8.4″ Color LCD Display, Dual 50/200 KHZ Frequency, 600 watts/1 KW, Buy From PSICOMPANY.COM. Call 1-800-826-2907….
Furuno FCV575 Fishfinder Technical Specifications and Review:
The Furuno FCV585 Fishfinder is a dual frequency (50 kHz and 200 kHz) Color LCD Fishfinder featuring Furuno’s DSP technology. The Furuno FCV585 Fishfinder displays underwater conditions in 8, 16 or 64 colors on a super-bright 8.4″ LCD screen.
Youve probably heard about digital fish finders, but arent quite sure what the difference is. The main difference is the filtering capabilities and auto adjustments. Our new FDF (Furuno Digital Filter) technology helps adjust gain, STC Clutter and output power, as well as suppress main bang (the echoes just below the transducer.) It also makes the picture clearer and easier to decipher. But even the best digital filter wont help unless you start with a solid basis, such as Furunos renowned fish finder technology.
The Furuno FCV585 Fishfinder has waterproof construction allowing it to be installed on any bridge. Audio and visual alarms alert you whenever preset limits are met for water depth, water temperature and fish echoes. Selectable display modes include High or Low Frequency, Dual Frequency, Zoom, Nav Data, A-Scope, Marker Zoom, Bottom Zoom or Bottom-Lock. Furuno’s TLL (Target Lat/Lon) output allows you to interface the FCV585 with your Furuno chart plotter so you can mark any spot you desire and save it as a waypoint, enabling you to return to it whenever you desire
Dual-Frequency 50/200 kHz
New DSP Filter makes the picture clearer and easier to discriminate between baitfish and larger target species
8/16/64 Color Echo Presentations
Hands free adjustments of gain, STC & output power through digital filtering
8 Range Scales to 2,500 feet
High output power of 600W or 1kW via transducer selection
Audio and visual alarms for water depth, fish echoes and water temperature*
Wide variety of transducer options
Bright, 8.4″ color LCD gives excellent readability even in broad daylight
Waterproof construction permits installation on open bridge
Selectable automatic cruising or fishing modes to suit your style of boating
Automatic function for detecting fish and bottom in both shallow and deep water
User-programmable nav data display provides analog and digital nav data*
Alarms: Bottom, Fish (bottom lock and normal), Speed, Water Temperature and Arrival (Speed, arrival and water temperature alarms require appropriate sensor)
White line feature helps discriminate fish lying near the bottom
Destination waypoint feature provides range, bearing, and time-to-go to destination waypoint (up to 20 waypoints)
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Power Requirements: 12-24 VDC 1.5 to 0.5 A
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The new TM260 takes the legendary performance of the B260 to your vessel’s transom. This top-of-the-line broadband transom-mount brings crystal clear imaging to any of today’s fishfinders. The large 200 kHz element and the seven-element 50 kHz array are excellent for bait and game fish separation along with detecting ground fish holding tight to the bottom. The TM260’s high-performance mounting bracket is easy-to-install and has a streamlined shape that delivers high-speed performance
This version of the TM260 is for Furuno sounders and fishfinders that take a 10-pin connector. (All TM260 models are manufactured and shipped as a TM260-MM standard transducer with a 2M cable ending in an Airmar connector, plus an 8M cable that converts from the standard Airmar connector to the manufacturer-specific connector.)
- RMS power 1000W (works with 600W or 1000W sounders)
- Frequency 50/200kHz
- Beam width 19 deg at 50kHz, 6 deg at 200kHz
- Depth readings up to 1800-2500 ft at 50kHz, 700-1000 ft at 200kHz
- Kick-up transom bracket included, accomodates transom angles between 3 and 21 degrees
- 10M cable attached
Airmar Transom-Mounted Transducer Comparison
- P66 : 600W : Good : Benchmark model for comparison
- TM258 : 1kW : Better : 25 times more sensitive at 50 kHz, 16 times more sensitive at 200 kHz
- TM260 : 1kW : Superb : 50 times more sensitive at 50 kHz, 13 times more sensitive at 200 kHz
http://www.reefari.com This fishing video shows some awesome Great Barrier Reef action with Centurion Fishing charters and Reefari. The fishing was phenomenal, and it’s just some of the highlights of day 1 out on the reef, The following is the report about this amazing fishing trip, day 1;
MV Centurion from Centurion Fishing charters and cruises was our 80ft mother ship and home for the next few days and nights, a big comfortable base with all the comforts of home, Air conditioning and plenty of ice cold refreshments. It doesn’t get better than this, and then there’s the fishing, this is living!!
Our Destination was Trogibee, and Eaton/Denton Reefs some 80 to 100 nautical miles offshore, Almost double that too convert to kilometres and we’re just scratching the surface of this remote northern reaches commonly referred to the Swains. A massive reef system with hundreds of reefs and bommies, and alot also uncharted. The Grass is definitely Greener when you’re this far out, being out of the range of most trailer boats, except for the odd Long Range charter boat, or pro live trout fisherman. The plot thickens, and this is where Raptor II comes into her own. Wouldn’t you love to turn back time and see what fishing was like 50 years ago, Well that’s what happens. Reefari’s speciality is targeting these remote deep water shoals, uncharted and Unfished. Remote, isolated and so small it takes pinpoint fishing to a new level, and the results speak for themselves, Read on,
Fishing video Day 1: Did I mention the forecast, with a beautiful sunrise and glass seas, Waking up on the reef in a protected anchorage really is something. The guys were keen, with some screaming runs and a broken rod to Sydney’s Steve, it wasn’t his greatest start, but luckily he had a couple spare. Plenty of laughs at his expense, and the guys were pumped. The charter had a varied mob from all over, A group from Sydney, Townsville, Emerald, and a few locals as well. The Fishing State of Origin began, as well as the Biggest Red Comp, to make things interesting. The Maroons were the first shift, and we headed south and wide, a quick 15 min run and we were in fishing Nirvana. The grounds look good, fished showed well on the Furuno FCV 585 and everybody was ready with rods baited. First drop and a legal size coral trout came onboard, and another bigger one followed, but this wasn’t what we were after, A slow start and even some unwanted Grinner ended onboard. Not the Chaos we expected!! We fished and worked hard some of the legendary spots from Last years mother shipping trip, and a good mixed bag resulted, with several large Nannygai’s, Reds and coral trout. PE Tackles reef flies were also being used by the Townsville boys, and also with mixed results, Mick was pretty happy with his, as he set the benchmark for the trip and a Corker 84 cm Red Emperor on a green goblin fly. The fishing was good, but a bit disappointing to be honest, Normally you’d be over the moon with this catch, But I Knew there was more!! Back on the mothership, August is a great time for Spanish Mackerel and they were around in good numbers on the reef edge, The guys were cleaning up on the back deck of Centurion floating out unweighted pilchards.
The Blues turn, and time for a game change, Head North East and try some other marks and shoals. Weather was great, but the fishing slow, Dead Slow and the marks were shut down. I was really scratching my head, and the clients were a bit stunned, That’s when you dig deep and take bit of a gamble, we went for Fish Boom or Bust. Sometimes it pays to head out in the blue Yonder and search for new ground, It’s a double edged sword, Results can be legendary, or devastating, Luckily we hit Legendary Status, and found a mark that was Hot, Red Hot, we called it Incredible, and definately was some of the most Incredible fishing I’ve see, First Drift over this hump, about the size of a basketball court ended up with 4 Red emperor and a Quality Bar Cheek Coral Trout and we were back!! Next Drift five Reds and Nannygai, and it just didn’t let up . The next hour was mindblowing and the Esky full. It’s times like these you’ve just gotta stop, We had to leave them biting and the scoreboard was Blue 1, Maroon 0.
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A look at the Furuno 585 & 620 Depth Sounders and the difference between the two