Sneaking out over Easter - we had a bit of rain early on but it didn't deter the fish from biting!
A bit of surface action first up - with Umpa Poppers ....
This one was low 30s
Some threatening rain clouds ......
and minutes later .... BUCKETING - on & off, 4 times!
Around the corner, I started tossing the Greedyguts around & was rewarded with a smaller bream
Then, inside one of the leases - I hooked up on a Crackjack & got wrapped around an empty lease pole ..... I managed to retrieve the lure, after it hooked onto a pole & the fish straightened the hook, getting off!! I retied the lure & continued casting ..... with a couple more hits but no hookup. As I was leaving the lease, I cast back towards one of the racks & WHACK! I hook up! Immediately, it felt like a good fish ...... it was taking line & I got it back - it headed towards the lease & I struggled to get it back! I saw a big silver flash & assumed it was a big trevally (they LOVE the leases in the Paddock!
) At that point, I was almost resigned to losing it, as I'd been busted off on numerous trevally the week before!
Slowly, it got closer to the yak - and finally, I realised it was a bream! A VERY NICE bream!
In the net, I let out a 'YES'!!
It went 40cm & I reckon it would have been very close to 1kg in weight!! I really like the 'see thru' GGs and CJs
A guy in a tinny was coming around the corner - earlier, I had cast a Topwater lure in between the leases & the braid had busted at the knot as I cast ... and I had no idea where the lure was! Knowing that it should float, I was searching for it - and he suggested I try further over, as he'd seen the splash as it had landed! Thanks to his direction, I was able to retrieve my Sammy!!
He was targeting flatties, by casting grubs towards the lease fences ..... and getting a few. So, he saw me taking pics of the bream & said 'Worth a Photo?' and offered to come over & take a pic with me in it! I said YES PLEASE!
This was how shallow it was!
A fun day on the water - and not a flattie in sight!
Such a change from the previous outings!
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