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Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:16 pm Post subject: Wet season culvert escapades
Our first post back in October last year was about our first dry season up here. This is about our wet season escapades – specifically culverts.
After reading FFF posts and researching Google Earth, we headed off to see if we could satisfy our (hmmm George’s) barra urges.
During March, we travelled around the place and tried our luck at places like Hicks, Girraween, Pioneer, Elizabeth Valley, Alverly, Hopewell, Tumbling Waters, Darwin River, Scott’s Creek, Marrakai Road and anything in between that had running water.
Water levels varied a lot and we found when water was just over the road or just under, it fished better than when flooded.
Interestingly we only fished during the daylight hours as mozzies just love me at night! We used a variety of hard bodies and soft plastics but found soft plastics under 4” in length the best. KO lures in white, clear, green and white/brown colours did the damage.
In the end we caught 26 barra ranging from 32cm to 79cm. Pretty amazing we thought. Most were rats however we did get 6 in the fifties, 1 in the sixties and 4 in the seventies. I caught the biggest at 79cm (my PB) and George got a 78. As they were all freshies and G is such a catch and release sort of guy!, back in the drink they went.
Here are a few pics.
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