my new light rod and reel

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Re: my new light rod and reel

Post by Lightningx » Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:29 pm

At least you got a couple of fish this time mate.
Well done.
Cheers 👍🏻

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Re: my new light rod and reel

Post by fisho999 » Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:47 pm

yeah, i had the drag set really low and that made getting them in really fun.

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Re: my new light rod and reel

Post by Seniorfisho » Mon Aug 01, 2022 7:54 am

fisho999 wrote:
Sun Jul 31, 2022 6:39 pm
hey,
im back. i fished for 2 hours and caught 2 rainbow trout. both were under sized and unfortunately i gut hooked both of them and they died. the first one was 20 cm and i didn't measure the other one. i got nothing on my ultra light gear but i did get a few hits. noting on poppers but lots of bites and action on the bait rod. i was using worms i found in my paddock and some baby cicadas. but the Ultra light performed very well and i cant wait to get out there again. i think the trout got gut hooked because i was using hooks that were small, I'll get some bigger hooks soon. the bait rig was just 6 lb braid as the mainline, Albright knotted to some 2 kilo mono leader, with a float and a split shot.

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Baby cicadas, can you get me some in spring for the bass in my river? I forgot to tell you to bring some powerbait, that lake is stocked with rainbows and they love pink powerbait. Well done on captures by the way

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Re: my new light rod and reel

Post by fisho999 » Mon Aug 01, 2022 11:28 am

do you live rural? or somewhere where you know there's has been cicadas? because i just dug a few cm in the ground looking for worms, on the side of a small dried up river bank. i found them and didn't know what they where so i googled it and it said they were baby cicadas. they worked well on the hook mate.

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Re: my new light rod and reel

Post by Longbombs » Mon Aug 01, 2022 2:26 pm

I'm pretty sure trout don't have a minimum size btw

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Re: my new light rod and reel

Post by fisho999 » Mon Aug 01, 2022 3:38 pm

i just had a look, they dont have a minimum size, i never new that. i always thought they had to be above 30 cm. but maximum size is 35 cm for family fishing ponds. i dont like the taste of trout, so i dont really have a point in keeping them.

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