11 years ago today I married this keeper. I say 'keeper' after reading a few FaceBook meme's which say things like - "A real woman won't stop you from going fishing, she will come with you and out fish you every time". As you can see from the photo's, that has been the case on more than one occasion. I don't know how you put up with me dear, but thank you. #boating#adventure#fishingfrasercoast#fishing #
1 Year Ago.... WOW time flies & what a journey it has been.... so far !! By the way the same pair of #Spotters are still going strong, no cracks, chips or damage & I can assure you, I have been hard on them.
G'Day Folks - I love this time of year, the water temp has really dropped & the winter species are in the bay. The change up from the summer norm is always interesting. I was casting an Austackle KingStik across a shallow ledge where a large pressure point was churning up the water. Usually I would expect a queenfish or some sort of trevally to smash the lure quite quickly, but instead this little fella jumped on it.
The water was so clear & with my Spotters Sunglasses Nexus mirror lenses I could clearly see a couple of his mates with him as I pulled him along side the boat, unfortunately they were a lot larger, so I had managed the baby of the school.
He pulled hard but was no match for 15lb Platypus Fishing Lines Platinum + braid with a 20lb Platypus Fishing Lines - US Stealth Fluorocarbon leader. After a few quick photo's he was released & swam away strong, hopefully to grow bigger & meaner.
Seems my new Bent Tips Clothing & Accessories hat is proving extra lucky out on the water!
First #fish to be measured on the new Fish That Snag with Luke custom brag mat from PAINT is DEAD - Custom Brag Mats a huge thanks to Alex Smith for his work. The mat has now been ' slimed 😂😂😂 ' .
Make sure you check out his FaceBook page and give it a 'like' & of course his work is well worth a few dollars treating yourself to your own fully customised or a partial customised brag mat.
All the best folks.
G'Day Folks - T'was a tad damp while #fishing today, but I can report that Flathead are gathering in large numbers currently, especially around creek mouths. We managed a good number of specimens today with none diving below legal size, even managed to entice this healthy 70cm girl to the boat for a quick photo before an easy release.
If you are heading out on the water this weekend & chasing a feed, then this may help.
We used a couple of lure types with grubs in the 2.5 to 3 inch range working best, lightly weighted & both bright and natural colours caught #fish Platypus Fishing Lines Super 100 in 10lb combined with 8lb Platypus Fishing Lines - US P8 braid did the trick, mounted on the Austackle Masterclass 2-5kg rod with M2500 reel combo.
Or maybe, just maybe, it was my new lucky Bent Tips Clothing & Accessories hat 😁😁 If you are after any tips, I will be in the Camping World & Compleat Angler Maryborough shop this weekend, so stop in and say G'Day.
All the best folks & please remember to click on that 'like' button.
WOW - It is that time of year again. Unfortunately this years #birthday wont see me #fishing like last year - which you can watch in the below #YouTube#video - Instead, I was awoken by my two boys crash tackling me before I had even made it out of bed. Today, I will be spending the day in the office, working on a couple of secret new ideas which I hope, can take Fish That Snag with Luke to another level over the next 12 months. And then, after picking the boys up from school, my wonderful #family & I are going to indulge with dinner at our favourite local restaurant - Two Ducks Cafe' & Asian Grocery - 😀👌
Of course, I am also reflecting & looking back at what has been achieved since the below - Birthday Bash - video was uploaded. Which is lots - NONE of which, would have been possible without the support that you have all gifted me. So I want to say a massive thank you to everyone, each comment, like, share, donation & subscriber may seem insignificant to you, but it does make a huge difference for me & I truly appreciate it.
I also want to thank my sponsors & publishers. I hope that the work I have put in over the last 12 months has helped in some way, it has been & continues to be an adventurous learning curve, so thank you.
My approach in using sponsor gear is very simple, I use it & I tend to abuse it, if it works & survives then I promote it. So, you can rest assured that anything I promote through my social media platforms actually does work & is worth your time in having a look at & trying yourselves.
Sorry for the long post folks but I feel saying thank you is very important, I really hope you have gained something from what I have produced over the last 12 months & I hope I can gift you with more during the next 12 months of #adventure Please stay safe & as always I hope to one day meet each & every one of you out on the water.
Luke Fitzpatrick #fishingfrasercoast#fishinglife#fishthatsnag#visitfrasercoast#getoutthere#boating#boat#campingworld#camping#adventure
G'Day Folks - Fire pit is about to be lit to see out the weekend, but before I get settled, I thought I would share a quick picture of my new Fish That Snag with Luke brag mat. Alex from PAINT is DEAD - Hervey Bay put this together for me & while I maybe a touch biased, I reckon it looks awesome. The best news is that you can also get your own customised brag mat, all you have to do is send Alex a message through his #FaceBook page & BING BAM 👊💥💥🎉🎊 !! You will have your own customised brag mat... Go on treat yourself !! Now if only the wind would play the game so I can go #fishing & get some slime on the new mat..... #adventure#outdoors#fishingfrasercoast
WOW it was cold on the water this morning...... Looks like we have some strong winds forecast for the next few days. So, I decided to head out early this morning & get my fishing fix before the weather strikes. Today, I really wanted to focus on getting back to my favourite bread and butter #fishing so I spent a few hours exploring a few skinny creek mouths along the western side of #FraserIsland which I have not fished in a few months & found a range of species willing to strike my lure.
This healthy 60cm flathead struck the Austackle 85mm Fishy Thing in Bondi Camo colour from the #Austackle Tuffies Range of soft plastics. Mounted on a 1/4oz Austackle Deep Trix jighead, tied to 10lb Platypus Fishing Lines Stealth Leader with a double uni knot to 8lb Platypus Fishing Lines - US P8 braid.
You can find these products at the Anglers Den in Hervey Bay & Freedom Fishing Supplies in Maryborough. If you are not on the #fishingfrasercoast check out the Austackle & Platypus websites to find a stockist near you, here are the links.