A report about...nothing!

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Post by happyfriggincamper » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:23 pm

Bad luck Jim - there is always the serenity thats infinitely better than sitting between 4 walls and under a roof.



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Post by Seb85 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:00 pm

That's odd, usually carps aren't that fussy, especially in weather like that. Looks like a great spot to chill and relax.
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Re: A report about...nothing!

Post by Ploh » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:53 pm

You really need to just pick up some Nathalia worms from the servo to end your fishing drought...

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Post by April Fool » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:47 pm

Ploh wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:53 pm
You really need to just pick up some Nathalia worms from the servo to end your fishing drought...
I think a change in location may also help! The baits I am using now have worked well before. My main goal at the moment is to gather yabbies for bait to be used in the Goulburn when it settles and I will put in an adhoc effort to catch a fish while I am yabbying now. It is cheaper to buy yabbies...or any form of bait but I like to collect it myself. And on another note, a couple times when I fished with others in the same system, they tried worms and it was non-stop bites! But they landed nothing on them...may have been small fish or crusteceans. I am happy to endure a slow period with the fishing although it is rather surprising how slow it is!
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..........................................Looks like a great spot to chill and relax.
It looks decieving...I was sitting about 10 metres away from the GV Hwy! A major truck route...although it is a 60 kmhr zone here so that quietens them down a bit!
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Post by April Fool » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:14 pm

Inspired by....somebody I know (won't say mate) having some success in the smaller channels with cod, I did a spur of the moment, unarmed recon of the small channels I used to fish as a teen...all them years ago...and about 80 less kg's ago!!!! Of all the regulators I looked at, I found a few to return too.

Basic requirements were being able to park the car off the road and for the water level to be close to the top of the bank. One more trip to the creek and a couple missions to the channels prior to the end of the irrigation season (mid - May) and then attention turns to the Goulburn!!!!

I am that motivated I am going to try and dig some bardies this weekend! I figure a good time to use them as bait is in the winter when there aren't too many active bait stealing pr!cks around!
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Post by April Fool » Sun May 12, 2019 3:52 pm

With the irrigation season closing this coming week, I thought I may as well give it a go so have had a couple quick sessions over the last week without luck. I left the bait rods at home! Whilst the flow has slowed down, the water quality is good. First to be given a run was a spinnerbait fly combo. One of the local tackle store people told me to try trailing a fly behind a lure. I have done similar things before. Whilst I had no luck, it does look great in the water and I am sure it will work.
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Another lure I tried was the Custom Crafted Fish Stik. These are impressive! Made in Wagga I think...great timber lures with a great action!
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Also given a run for the first time was a Mattlure 'Tournament'...pre - rigged soft plastic I guess you could call it! Made in the US for Largemouth bass. I would highly recommend it for chasing largemouths!
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This looks very impressive in the water! At around 65 grams it was starting to reach the upper levels of the casting range of the rod I was using.
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Not that it states a casting range! Last but not least, so far I am loving the Curado K as well! This is the first time I have used left handed baitcasts and am getting used to them.
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So, despite not catching anything I have a lot of faith in the lures used. The channels usually slow down fish wise prior to the season closure but I am very confident that these lures will do well when the cod are active. All going well this week will I do a short trip chasing yabbies and carp and then I will turn my attention to the Goulburn.
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Re: A report about...nothing!

Post by davek » Sun May 12, 2019 4:53 pm

Good informative post Jim and a nice selection of lures, no fish that session but at least you give it a shot, cheers davo
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Post by Seb85 » Fri May 17, 2019 6:36 pm

Why breams in Docklands and yarra (around Docklands) are so bloody hard to catch on lures! Making me so f*ckin angry!

I work in Docklands, convenient to fish there. Bait fishing for breams are soooooo easy, then they're 1000x harder on lures.

I caught breams in Docklands years ago on TT switch blade with 10 lb fluorocarbon leader during a wet spring evening, reckon it was a pure luck. In the last two years I've been trying to crack the code. In the last 4 months especially since my office moved to Docklands.

I read all the posts, articles from pros, heaps of videos, used everything suggested. 4 lb fluorocarbon leader 6ft long, cranka crab, micro vibe, light weighted plastic, high tide, low tide, run in/out, new/full moon, fast/slow retrieve, you name it... Best i got were few taps.

I've done probably 15-20 trips (or more, lost count after 15) trying to get breams on lure, a lot of hours, a lot of lures lost. I don't know what I do wrong. Everytime I'm about to give up, it's like let's give it one more trip. End up just another donut trip.

I'm going mental. One or two more donut trip, I swear I will have a good chance to break my rod and done fishing for yarra/docks breams for good!

Phew* that's a relief.
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Post by Bugatti » Fri May 17, 2019 7:41 pm

Seb85 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 6:36 pm
Why breams in Docklands and yarra (around Docklands) are so bloody hard to catch on lures! Making me so f*ckin angry!

I work in Docklands, convenient to fish there. Bait fishing for breams are soooooo easy, then they're 1000x harder on lures.

I caught breams in Docklands years ago on TT switch blade with 10 lb fluorocarbon leader during a wet spring evening, reckon it was a pure luck. In the last two years I've been trying to crack the code. In the last 4 months especially since my office moved to Docklands.

I read all the posts, articles from pros, heaps of videos, used everything suggested. 4 lb fluorocarbon leader 6ft long, cranka crab, micro vibe, light weighted plastic, high tide, low tide, run in/out, new/full moon, fast/slow retrieve, you name it... Best i got were few taps.

I've done probably 15-20 trips (or more, lost count after 15) trying to get breams on lure, a lot of hours, a lot of lures lost. I don't know what I do wrong. Everytime I'm about to give up, it's like let's give it one more trip. End up just another donut trip.

I'm going mental. One or two more donut trip, I swear I will have a good chance to break my rod and done fishing for yarra/docks breams for good!

Phew* that's a relief.

Sebby, I'm throwing you a hug

Credit to all you lure fishermen, I gave up years ago. I still have a few lures and I am going to try these crankas when I get one.

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