A report about...nothing!

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A report about...nothing!

Postby April Fool » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:35 pm

Hi all
I went on a carp hunt last Friday, a bit further upstream than I normally go in a system of creeks I fish often. Despite the dry conditions here in northern Victoria I knew there would be good flow in this system as it is used for irrigation. This small channel ends it trip from the Murray river and starts its journey in the creek.
Inlet 80.jpg

Inlet downstream 90.jpg

Other channels also feed in from the Goulburn system so there is a chance of scoring native fish in here. The creek has been stocked with yellas over the last year so the future looks good. The plan of attack was to use corn as bait to start with and then use shrimp or yabbies which I was confident of getting a few on the day...I was wrong! Therefore using corn was likely going to limit me to catching carp.

Despite being a shallow creek, there are plenty of snags if one wanted to get up close and personal for some hand to fin combat (read walk along and cast short distances...I don't really mean get in there and belt 5hit out of the fish)!
Snags 80.jpg

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My choice was to sit on my fat ar5e and fish the junction where the creek was a bit wider. My only reason to fish here was the ease of access.
Junction 80.jpg

I caught...wait......for......it....nothing! At the end of the session I removed the same corn from the hook that started the session on the hook!!!! No carp were harmed during this session! Assuming I was going to get bait from the creek was a mistake.

I prefer to fish a high and rising barometer and it was far from it on the day. I didn't pay too much attention to the weather prior to planning the trip as I had the day off so I was going regardless. Next time I will pay a bit more attention to the weather when I go. If it is not ideal, I will not travel as far and therefore save some dollars and give me more fishing time in what may be tough conditions.
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Re: A report about...nothing!

Postby Boonanza » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:21 pm

Looks like some nice water Jim it should be good fishing when the weather warms up :thumbsup:
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Postby smile0784 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:36 pm

Lol beats working tho

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Re: A report about...nothing!

Postby Lightningx » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:42 pm

Some nice pics there mate.
Hopefully some more luck with the fish next time.
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Re: A report about...nothing!

Postby Texas » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:47 pm

Jim, I did the same thing on the Broken creek last week
Lures, worms, corn & even bacon, for zilch
Enjoyed the trip though
Anybody know Mathoura NSW, might be there this week to pick up wood (overnighter)
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Re: A report about...nothing!

Postby mpharris66 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:32 am

I’v had donuts last 5 outings, but who’s counting right.



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Re: A report about...nothing!

Postby purple5ive » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:46 am

Better luck next time Jim. Atleast you got out for a fish.
I've had a few donuts the last few trips as well mate. Bar the last one..

Graeme . Heard mathoura was carp and cod areas I cannot 100% confirm it though
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Re: A report about...nothing!

Postby Lightningx » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:41 am

mpharris66 wrote:I’v had donuts last 5 outings, but who’s counting right.

That’s right we all go through them mate.
As long as you are regularly Fishing I’m sure you will get onto some nice fish sooner or later :)

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Re: A report about...nothing!

Postby April Fool » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:23 am

I went out Friday evening for a session. The plan was to get a yella on this!
Lure 60.jpg

This part of the plan did not suceed!!!! The lure chucking was also going to give me time to allow some shrimp or yabbies to accumulate in my bait trap. This was also a dismal failure! I am not sure what is happening this year but my bait collecting attempts have varied greatly wih most times being a dismall failure!!! I made the same mistake as the previous trip...went confident of getting bait and failed. The few small shrimp I did get on Friday were sent out to do their job but apart from a couple decent bites it was a failure.

There has been a noticable abundance of very small 'bites' of late...perhaps from small redfin. I generally don't bother downsizing to chase the little critters but if they continue, my curiousity may get the better of me!
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Re: A report about...nothing!

Postby davek » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:31 am

Good reports Jim, as for this, Thinking about creating a fishing show about nothing! they already exist, cheers davo
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