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Post by Sebb » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:48 pm

Came across a random lake I never fished before, far west of Melbourne. Apparently it's a local secret so I can't tell what lake and where it is to respect the locals.

Went there on Sunday, was cold, windy, and some rain. It was a small lake and full of weeds all around the edges.

I was on my kayak and started with Daiwa double clutch 75 (dives to 1.5m). Only to catch weed. Changed to Rapala shadow rap shallow dive and got a redfin, just cast and slow steady retrieve. Found a nice pocket with a school of redfin and caught some on zman grub 2.5 inch jigging the bottom and they picked it off the bottom like bait fishing. Took couple of them home.

It's cold, but there's still some good fishing. Mrs loved the redfin dinner.
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Post by happyfriggincamper » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:29 pm

Pic of a few I got of size.
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Below average weather all day, but it turned it on (or off) at end of day
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Post by ben475 » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:53 pm

good stuff guys.
nice to see them show up on the sounder like that.

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Post by Sebb » Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:55 pm

ben475 wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:53 pm
good stuff guys.
nice to see them show up on the sounder like that.
Thanks, got lucky we found the school. Oddly though, they didn't bite hard nor aggressive as we thought they'd be. Usually they do when they're in a big school like that.

My sounder lit up like a Christmas tree when we passed the school.
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Post by Troy McLure » Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:53 am

Good little session. Looks tasty.

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Post by Lightningx » Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:49 am

Nice session Seb!
Tasty looking dish there mate 😊
Cheers 👍🏻

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Post by fishnut » Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:27 pm

Noice one

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Post by Seniorfisho » Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:46 pm

That's a great little session Seb, I think I know that lake and have fished it before. Did you get a reading as to the depth around the middle of the lake?
I was going to fish it Friday, if it's the one I'm thinking of

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Post by Sebb » Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:30 pm

Seniorfisho wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:46 pm
That's a great little session Seb, I think I know that lake and have fished it before. Did you get a reading as to the depth around the middle of the lake?
I was going to fish it Friday, if it's the one I'm thinking of
I didn't go to the entire lake, but where we fished, it was 2-3m, sorta half of the lake, the left side of the carpark where we launched. That's where we found the school.
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