Hi all. I've been so busy fishing i haven't stuck much up for a while. Last saturday at Googong was 'nativeless' for lazy worm fishing off the bank. Got plenty of little reddies for a feed, and had a real surprise when i hooked up a brown trout! It's my first brown ever, and i wasn't expecting it to come from Googong. I thought i had a half decent red, but it wasn't doing the rapid bream style vibration that's so typical of reds. More just two or three tugs every few seconds. When i saw it nearing the surface my heart nearly stopped and i couldn't believe what i was looking at. Then i felt the adrenaline induced feeling of dread sweep over me, that it might pull the hook at the last second and get away. But i got him! I've heard about the occasional brown being pulled from the dam before, but never expected one to turn up for me. Here's a few pic's of it about to get smoked.DSC_0197.jpgDSC_0198.jpgDSC_0194.jpgDSC_0202.jpgDSC_0204.jpgEvery second redfin came in with a yabbie down it's throat, and the brown trout had two small reddies down it's throat that it spat out on the bank. I was using scubbies(which i caught the trout on) and a couple of small yabbies which were smashed seconds after casting by the larger reds, although only about 25cm. Trout was 37cm, a PB being my first brown.
Maybe those guys flyfishing are telling tall ones about Yellas?
I should be out there now but im stuck with kiddies all weekend. Oh well, next week.
congrats on your first cod drunkimunki!!!! it feels great to get the monkey off ya back (no pun intended, lol)
& great job on the trout Ant, my mate got a nice brown out of there last season trolling for yellowbelly.
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cheers dan, and congrats critter, never thought i would hear of any trout in googong again, good to know theres another species out there to nab :-P
will be very careful next time, i really don't wanna upset the breeding cycle or cop a fine, cheers for the heads up
heading off to googong in 5 mins, should put me there smack on 8am......
Hi Ant,nice report there,it's always a good thing to discover what the fish have been feeding on & talking about a feed that trout & redfin you have done there
are making me bloody hungry,Goodluck Drunkimunki,look forward to a report on how you went when you return,cheer's Murph....
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and blustery it was. No natives to report, but the balls of fish sounded @ 5-10m last week appear to be thicker and more localised and the fish appear to be sitting in 4-8 m of water now. We caught a couple of redfin, 1 @ 25cm and the other 3 less than 10cm. Still only 10.8 degrees on average for the majority of water that we were in. I'm keen to see how Roman and Barry went, plus there were a couple of boats dotted about the place.
And a near death experience on the way home down old cooma road when a dark grey commodore coming the other way decided to overtake a different boat on a blind corner :-(
Shore fishing with my father in law today. Worked the whole bank from the disabled car park to shannons inlet. My usual technique soft plastics with light jigheads on braid and fluro with focus on near the submerged trees. Small redfin only. Atleast I didnt come back without something but overall pretty much shutdown.