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Discussion in 'Fishing Reports' started by Rod Bender, Sep 22, 2016.
It's ok Lyall, they will outrun Jim, cheers davo
good pics rod bender, glad u didn't stand under that koala for too long, the silly buggers sit on tiny little twigs and sooner or later it will have to go....
I revisited the creek yesterday afternoon. There was a good flow as there had been rain a couple days prior but the water was a bit murky. Worms which I had was the obvious choice to try. It didn't take long before the bites started. But I wasn't having any luck in hooking up.
Come coffee time my luck changed...sort of! I realised I had no cup first but that was no issue. I was doing a 'Macgyver' with a flavoured milk containor converting it into a cup when I realised I had greater issues....no coffee! As the enormity of the problem sunk in, my rod bent over.
This 'bend' produced a redfin at just over 30 cm's. Just before l left I got another smaller model. Another guy turned up with his 2 young children. They tried a few different holes and the young boy who was not much older than 6 left with a reddie which was about 37 cm's!!
I will do a return trip there but if I want to get serious, I think I will ditch the circle hooks. I should also try lures but I know full well that I make these plans and they fall apart on the day.
I have never caught a fish on circle hooks, and only use the good old mustard type. Cheers, Lyall.
I am a mountan man and I like mountan women.
I haven't had much luck with them either Lyall. Old habits die hard, when I get a bite I try to strike instead of letting hook themselves
Rod Bender reporting live from 'Bogie'...for the first time since September last year. The creek was very low over the summer so it will be interesting how I go. One bite so far...am I on the cusp of breaking the fish drought?
So, how did you finish up Jim? Cheers, Lyall.
Nothing Lyall! I will do a report in a few days.
So no luck with your last Scrubby Jim. It must have been pretty dark and freezing cold when you left last night.
It was rather cool! I left with about half an hour of daylight to let me clear the roo 'danger zone'! It is still rather dry in the area and scrubbies were hard to come by! Water levels were fine. The few bites I did have were likely crayfish. I should have taken a net to try for them. I am not too keen on cooking them up myself but it would be interesting to see what appears! Snow was actually forecast for there today and the current temp is just over 4 degrees! I may have went and threw a line in if I wasn't working (apparently)! I will likely revisit the area in September when things warm up a bit...unless we get another snow forecast day on a weekday when I can go!
Weapon of choice was a seven foot Loomis rod and a cheaper model Shimano Baitrunner. Overkill no doubt but I am just happy to be using the new stuff. I like the baitrunner concept...unless one is fishing right up against snags.
Until next time...
Keepin' the donut dream alive!
The water looks a touch higher than when I was last there, also looks like there has been a fair bit of traffic through that spot, well worn, cheers davo
I stopped on the way back from Eildon and fished for about 3/4's of an hour with no luck. Bait was a yabbie. No bites that I saw. The weather was rather miserable!
Despite recent poor results at this location I will persevere but on saying that, I will wait a few weeks for the weather to warm up. If I have a couple more failed attempts over the next month when conditions are better, I will give this place a rest for a while.
Won't give up without a fight!
I could fall asleep in the grass at a spot like that with a bell on my rod to wake me up. Some scrubbies on the hook and my phone turned off.
The way things have been of late...you won't get woken up! I will give the place a couple more goes prior to summer but it isn't looking to good. On saying that, this is a place I would always keep visiting at times as it is rather pleasant there.
First time back since the 7th Sept last year! Just got a decent bite! May put the phone down!
Hi, Jim. Good luck with the fish. Cheers, Lyall.
On the way to 'Bogie today I noticed the paddocks were green, the farmer's dams were full and in some places, there was water on the roadside. The creek would have been dropping as it was a couple days after rain. Water was murky.
Weapon of choice was a 'cheap' baitrunner reel and a cheap Shimano rod.
Out went the local scrubbies and it didn't take long for the bites to start. I'm not sure if the baitrunner/circle hook combo works that well on redfin! I missed a few bites using a technique that worked well on carp.
I started off with a running hook (not running sinker) rig! Not sure what the idea is behind this but I saw it on a fishing forum.
Was getting bites on this rig for a couple hours but no hook ups so then I changed to a paternoster rig and got this soon after...a redfin around the 25 cm mark.
Then more bites on the paternoster rig with no success. I am not sure if it made any difference.
Looking back over posts here, I think the last redfin I caught was in September last year! And perhaps the last fish I caught was a carp back in October! Anyways, the drought has broken and the fish floodgates have opened!
Team Wally should be very afraid!
I really can't see any advantage in a running hook rig. More than likely, the hook would come up hard against the sinker and stay there, not all that much different to a running sinker coming hard up against the hook. If the idea is to get the baited hook moving freely, then a paternoster does the trick. I guess it was worth a try.