Easter Fishing at Googong

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Easter Fishing at Googong

Postby sainoq » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:36 am

Hello All

First time I made a bit of a session report, so don't be too judgmental please, I am fragile...

On Friday, the weather was great, so I went down to Googong dam for a fish, ended up with enough reddies for dinner, fed 4 adults, as I had the in-laws visiting.
Got a tick of approval from them for taste, unfortunately I fail at taking end results of my redfin burgers so perhaps next outing I might get photos of them and ingredients used before I scoff my face.

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Photo of my inflatable (due to limited space, this is the best option for me, and works a treat)

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Generic photo floating along, very nice morning.

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The haul of reddies for the morning, not bad, launched around 8:20ish finished before 12 midday.

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This guy next to a jar of coffee for reference point for size, recon a lot more of this size were at the spot I was in.

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Last photo is of the lot cleaned up ready to be filleted and turned into delish burger's (and my grubby toe makes a sneaky appearance)
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Re: Easter Fishing at Googong

Postby Mr Squiggle » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:03 am

No need for an apology on the report, I enjoyed reading it mate.

Yes, ingredients for the fish cakes would have been a wonderful supplement to the report, but only to obtain bonus points.

What were you using for bait? I love freshwater fishing but lack experience....intend to address that shortfall soon.

Regards, Anthony
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Re: Easter Fishing at Googong

Postby arpie » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:18 am

Well done!! Some good size to those reddies!! I've never caught one - so they are still on my 'to do' list!!

How do you find the Blow Up Yak? Do you get blown around a bit more than a conventional yak (as they present more of a profile on the water?)

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Re: Easter Fishing at Googong

Postby sainoq » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:33 am

I was using zman grubs (soft plastics) on Friday they liked the watermelon variety.
I usually have a few different ones in my tackle box ready to go, and try different ones if no interest after a couple stops.

The inflatable can be moved by wind a little, but I would only go if the wind is below 10 - 15km max, anything above I tend to not go, or only go land-base fishing.
But I have had no problems, it moves fast enough for me, easy to move around, and I feel like I have to really try hard to tip it over.

One thing is a little painful, when I go home I inflate it again to dry it fully, then pack it away for storage, but it is not hard to inflate, takes only a couple min. (and I use a hand pump, not electric)
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Re: Easter Fishing at Googong

Postby enjoylife » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:07 pm

Nice looking feed, well done and keep up the reports
good eating those reddies
cheers, dennis :smi:
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Re: Easter Fishing at Googong

Postby mouse » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:21 pm

Nice day on the water and a feed for the family :cool:
Well done, tnx for sharing :wink:
Cheers,
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Re: Easter Fishing at Googong

Postby Rory222 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:26 am

Good stuff! Reddies are great eating if you get onto some with some size about them. And good fun catching too when they're on the chew.

Nice pics and report. Well done on getting out there!
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