Snow and rainbows

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samjas1316
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Snow and rainbows

Postby samjas1316 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:27 pm

Decided on a last minute solo mission to Moorabool Reservoir today. I take a box of lures and a backpack and let the boys sleep in.

Quick brekky at Maccas Ballan and you know it's cold when the car "warns" you of low temps (1°C) outside.

Arrived to this.
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Lucky I have plenty of layers on. Walked in and saw that the water level was up. It looked promising.
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Tried to fish the wall when a GMW worker in a ute came up and said "geez your keen" before letting me know I couldn't fish there. That was fine, plenty of shore line available anyway.
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In between snow showers there was a little bit of sun.
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A couple of baitos turn up so I wasn't the only mad one out here. The first hour resulted in some missed hook ups and dropped fish before I finally managed this.
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A couple of lures guys turn up and after some more walking I get another.
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Both fish although small give a good account of themselves and are released to get bigger.

The last hour goes by very quietly and after walking all the way to the opposite bank from the wall I decide to head back. I do one last flick near the bait guys. One of them gets two decent browns in quick succession and I stay a little bit longer hoping for some action but nothing happens. All in all not a bad little session. Hopefully I eventually land one of those big browns in there. Lure that did the damage was a 12g gold and black wasaby spoon.



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Re: Snow and rainbows

Postby smile0784 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:29 pm

Nice effort mate

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Re: Snow and rainbows

Postby Thetunaslayer » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:44 pm

Some nice trout there

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Re: Snow and rainbows

Postby meppstas » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:44 pm

Good job and well done on braving those conditions too.. couple of nice 'bows to make it a pretty good day..

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Re: Snow and rainbows

Postby Lightningx » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:42 am

Nice report and pics mate :thumbsup:

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Re: Snow and rainbows

Postby April Fool » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:22 am

A great effort and report! Good to see you showing us all it can be done in tough conditions!
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Re: Snow and rainbows

Postby pwalnuts » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:23 pm

Nice report and pics! I fished up there a few times this winter, in what I thought were pretty chilly conditions but I never saw any snow.


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