Last weekend, there were a few hours of no rain - so I grabbed the yak & headed to Tuncurry to try & find the bream that had busted me off the 2 weeks before, when I was fishing with Stuart!
I got an almighty surprise tho - cos almost all the floating racks that I'd fished with Stuart (and Jon Chen previously) had been removed!
NOOOO! Briana and I have also had a heap of fun fishing those floating racks!! SO I fished some of the other shallows and had a heap of hits ..... most likely whiting, I reckon, as shortly after, I hooked one!
The Umpa doing the job!
I moved around a bit, trying to get the elusive hookups ..... missing a heap of hits!
It looked like I had lost my mojo - being a while since I had landed a decent bream!!
I landed a couple of small ones & didn't even bother taking a pic! (BIG MISTAKE! LOL) Thne finally, I landed one that was just over 'legal' (thank goodness!)
Heading back to the car before it started to rain again and on an area that had previously been full of floating racks, I chucked a pencil out & as I retrieved it .... within a kayak length from the yak as I sped up the retrieve to pick up the lure, out of the corner of my eye, I saw two BIG bream chasing the lure!! But I was already committed to removing the lure & missed my chance!
Having spooked that area totally - I moved on a little bit & tried another area & watched as a nice bream came out of depths & chased the lure!! I slowed down the retrieve and the fish got closer! Then it grabbed the lure & I had to try & get him away from the pole so he couldn't dust me! I was quite surprised when it followed meekly, almost as if it didn't realise it had been hooked!!
Within 1/2 minute, it was in the net!! I was AMAZED!!! I had expected it to be a much bigger fight, cos it looked like it would be about 40cm - and this size doesn't usually come to the net that easily!
It went nearly 39cm and would have been close to 1kg in weight, I reckon, cos it was very thick in the chest!
I had a go at a 'selfie' ..... I've been trialing a bit of 'paper bandage' on my nose to stop my buff from slipping down my nose, & it worked a treat! You can see it on my nose - the tape is flesh coloured, so not too noticeable!
So, after a slow start, I was really pleased to land that one!!
The weather all this week has been absolutely horrible - massive wind, almost galeforce at time, and relentless rain, sometimes torrential!
It looks like it will be like this for another week, too, thru to the end of next week!
Fingers crossed it passes before then!! We are getting the tale end of of all the bad weather in Qld
Stay safe - don't drive thru flooded waters!!
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