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Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:05 pm    Post subject: Chambers Bays from 20000 feet

Marsh Creek and nearby creeks On Wednesday from about 20000 feet
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Point Stuart this week
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Point Stuart about a week after the big Jan rains with lots of freshwater out the front
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Looking back Towards Shady Camp
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Near the mouth of the south as the tide pushes in just after the big rains

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Storm Over Wildman area
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Storm out the front of Point Stuart looking towards Wildman on Monday Arvo on a quick over night trip
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I trolled this stocky barra up out the front of Sampan Tuesday morning
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I only spent an hour trolling as I generally fall asleep at the wheel on solo trips and end up somewhere on the mudflats so I prefer to flick but while I was there I caught a nice fish and watched plenty of boats catching fish but think a fair few were Powertail, as also got a few of those too

I flicked up this guy and 15 of his mates in a creek somewhere in Sampan creek Monday arvo with about 20 missed opportunities, all healthy solid fish but not to yellow in the tails

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Road was good in after weekend traffic from the neaps, on the way out it p...ed it down so the raod got a good work out with the 20 odd boats leaving for the day!!


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Chambers Bays from 20000 feet

Cheers for the report mate, top stuff on the aerial photos. Excellent colour change there on sampan.

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Chambers Bays from 20000 feet

The colour change was quite away from the mouth last Saturday. Looks like it’s made it well and truly now


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Chambers Bays from 20000 feet

Great pics new fisherman.
It looks like an inland sea there at the moment
Flew over that area on Tuesday on a day trip to ranger mine.
We were a bit further inland on our route and went almost over the barrage
There was a lot of water over the floodplains then.
When I went to fly back Thursday arvo it p...ed down that much the plane could not land.
That would have added a lot more water to the system.
We ended up having to be bussed back that night.
Suppose to be back at 5.30, made it home at 10.
Intresting trip home but was suprised after the all the rain that Mary bridge and scot creek were not over the road.


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:27 am    Post subject: Re: Chambers Bays from 20000 feet

Awesome report mate


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: Chambers Bays from 20000 feet

I had a look at the second and third barrages as well. The second there was water everywhere. The third, well the channel is a little overgrown and the channel was blocked by a massive clump of grass not far from the barrage so I could not get to it.

I also sat on a corner a few km from the mouth of sampan as the tide came in and sounded out many massive fishing coming up the creek , all with their heads looking up for a feed as they passed this little creek mouth i was sitting on , I spent a while trying to vibe them up but the ignored my efforts, which was frustrating but fun to see the big fish swim past on the Hummingbird Mega SI


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Chambers Bays from 20000 feet

Great aerial shots mate, those creeks look sooooo good, got get to em soon, u have me excited now


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:04 am    Post subject: Re: Chambers Bays from 20000 feet

great shots and a great report, thanks mate


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: Chambers Bays from 20000 feet

cracking photos, look at that run-off

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:28 am    Post subject: Re: Chambers Bays from 20000 feet

That 80 odd almost looks deformed.... Stumpy tail on it


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Chambers Bays from 20000 feet

Wrighty wrote:
That 80 odd almost looks deformed.... Stumpy tail on it


Doesn't it. I flicked up a 70's , it was about 74 That I kept that looked the same, big fat body with a stumpy looking tail, its tail was half and half too... half yellow half black.

Maybe they are billabong fish and dont have to swim as far as ocean fish, so they are not as lean. There is alot of food in the system so maybe they are just fat from eating to much!!


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:47 am    Post subject: Re: Chambers Bays from 20000 feet

Definitely been in a good paddock! Daly fish were like this a few years ago as well.
Good aerial pics mate, just makes me even keener to get home from work.....


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