Dartmouth

barra mick
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Dartmouth

Postby barra mick » Mon May 14, 2018 1:12 pm

Managed to sneak away and get a fish and hunt in at dartmouth .

Arrived abt 5am thur moirning to find abt 30km winds and heaps off rain ,not very comfortable fishing condictions but great for trout.

It didnt take to long ro find some nice rainbiws feeding off a point and manages to land 4 off them on a rapala lure witg a trout patteen top and white underbody.

The wind and rain has got a bit harder so i headed up a arm to escape and trolled up this steep valley with the electic motor..i was protected from the wind.

On the way up this trolling run (which goes for abt a km) i hooked 2 browns .....both which took my line back under the trees they come from.....both big fish (i only have 4 pd line) ...lost 2 lures .

On the way back down i landed 3 small browns on a doulble jointed black rapala...all 3 fish around 30/35 cms

I sttopped fishing then and went for a humt.

On friday ithe wind waa only abt 15kms and the rain had eased off....i started fishing abt 2pm and took most off tge afternoon to find the fish...i found alot off fish along a dirty bank off water....the trout were just sitting in the clear water waiting for tucker to get washed out.

I managed to land 8 trout in the last hour off day light and a hour into the night..one off the trout was a ripper fish ..these fish were caught on the black rapala and a bkack tassie with the pink head...i was freezing so i headed back to get warm and dry

Saurday was similiar weather but the fish lazy and jusrt holding in the themocline ..i couldnt find any fish feeding outside off 35 meters down.

I put the downriggers out and trolled around the themocline most off the afternoon for 6 trout....i had to put on big.lures to get strikes...similiar to what you would use for barra..i kept 5 off these fish to eat .



On sunday the wind stopped and so did the trout so headed off for another shoot....
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Re: Dartmouth

Postby Lightningx » Mon May 14, 2018 1:24 pm

Nice report and pics. Great way to spend a few days away :thumbsup:

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Re: Dartmouth

Postby Hosery » Mon May 14, 2018 3:21 pm

Top report mate! Gotta love the dart! It's 1 of my favourite places. Plenty of good tucker there. Reef and beef special dart style! :thumbsup: Did you see many animals while out for a hunt? No Macquarie perch?

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Re: Dartmouth

Postby davek » Mon May 14, 2018 5:20 pm

A very productive trip BM, you managed to miss the snow this time too, cheers davo
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Re: Dartmouth

Postby smile0784 » Mon May 14, 2018 5:36 pm

Good trip glad you got a few

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Re: Dartmouth

Postby KeenAds » Mon May 14, 2018 5:41 pm

Good stuff BM looks like you didn't come home emty handed.



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Re: Dartmouth

Postby barra mick » Mon May 14, 2018 6:42 pm

Hosery wrote:Top report mate! Gotta love the dart! It's 1 of my favourite places. Plenty of good tucker there. Reef and beef special dart style! :thumbsup: Did you see many animals while out for a hunt? No Macquarie perch?


Yeah lotscoff animals out there...more than ive seen.

No mac perch fishing...was going to have a go at some but the weather wasnt the best to sit still.

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Re: Dartmouth

Postby Boonanza » Mon May 14, 2018 8:27 pm

Nice report BM and a few feeds there of fish & venison as well mate :thumbsup:
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Re: Dartmouth

Postby CarlG » Mon May 14, 2018 8:32 pm

Looks like a ripper couple of days away mate.
Nice work.!
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Re: Dartmouth

Postby Redhunter » Mon May 14, 2018 8:34 pm

Gotta love a bit of surf & turf! Good going mate, best of both worlds.

Must admit I've never ventured up to Dart before. It's a very deep lake from my understanding. Does it produce many XOS fish?



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