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Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:40 am Post subject: Yellow Waters 16//4/12
After heading to Shady on the weekend with Polcat and Banana Man and only boating one barra I thought I best head somewhere I know I am going to catch fish.
Heading out to Cooinda on Monday afternoon. A good mate of mine Sean is the fishing guide out there and told me that it is really starting to fire up out there at the moment. Rocked into Cooinda at around 6pm just as he was finishing work and promptly grabbed a room, ordered a pizza and settled in for a few cold ones.
After about an hour of talking all kinds of rubbish, mainly a big trip we are organising in the coming months we were both keen to hit the water that night. Within 10 minutes the covers were off the boat, headlights clamped to the front of the boat and fresh batteries in the torches we were heading for the Home Billabong ramp.
Sean took me to a spot where he has been catching quite a few of late and we proceeded to flick around some submerged structure and pandanas. Caught a couple there in the 50's but decided that it was a little too difficult flicking at night so we though trolling might be a bit more user friendly. So in amongst dodging the mozzies we boated 8 barra all in the 60's on the troll and a nice sized toga. We then decided to head back to Cooinda for a bit of sleep as we planned on hitting the water at dawn the following morning.
We left the boat in the water overnight and were back on the water by 6.05am. Would have been earlier but had to have that morning Iced Coffee!
We headed straight up to 3 ways, pulled up on some grass and withing a few casts we were both landing fish. We were using Squidgy slick rigs at this point and were certainly doing the trick. After boating around 10 legal fish we decided to change spots and headed to First Spur. First cast and we were both on to some reasonable fish. Boated a few more there and went back to three ways. After a few more at three ways we agreed that the fish were a little small and thought that trolling the deep gutter might produce some bigger fish. We changed lures to 3m+ Scorpions and within 20 meters we were both on to some respectable fish. We continued to do this until we became bored at around midday.
So it turned out to be a ripper of a quick trip. We boated at least 80 Barra, most of which were legal size and the biggest hitting 81cm. One toga and one powertail.The fish certainly aren't that big out there but it is a lot of them.
Will get some pictures up when it takes less than 20 minutes to upload one!
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