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Another Morning on the Bass.

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:27 am
by allane
With the dreaded howling NE winds of late and dirty green ocean water, thank goodness for the tranquility of our local Bass streams.
Not an early start, arriving at chosen spot at 7.30am, I'm again greeted to the chorus of what sounds like a thousand cicadas. This time I've brought some ear plugs.
The sun is already streaming down on the water, but there is still plenty over shadow along the edges. Hopefully, Bass are waiting there, for that hapless insect to fall on the water.
The river flow is very low and numerous portages is the order of the day.
Using a Black Taylor Made surface lure, it's not long before the surface erupts and lure disappears in a mass of spray. The line comes up solid and a nice mid size Bass is in the net. A good start to the morning.
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A few more casts and another spectacular surface hit, the line again comes up tight. Not as big as the first but still great to catch.
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Hits were quite consistent over the next couple of hours, but slowed down around 10am. I changed lures to a small bladed soft plastic. These usually work well when the fish have shut down. I managed a few more hits and picked up some smaller fish, as I headed back downstream. With plenty of hits and eight or so fish landed, its been another pleasant morning.
Back at the launch site at midday and home for lunch. Love this Coffs Coast!

Re: Another Morning on the Bass.

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:54 pm
by lantana
nice morning by the looks of it and Bass too, thanks for sharing

Re: Another Morning on the Bass.

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:24 pm
by pazz
Nice Alan,
Hope to get out to chase the little buggers next week
Cheers
Steve

Re: Another Morning on the Bass.

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:41 pm
by rocketV
now that sounds like a good morning! :gu:

Re: Another Morning on the Bass.

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:11 pm
by Ads22
Thanks allane, that was a good read and very enticing. Looks so calm. I hope to have a stint at some bass when I head to the Sunshine Coast in a couple of weeks. Keen to see what it's all about. Might have to take a thermos to do with my doughnut, though!

Re: Another Morning on the Bass.

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:35 pm
by arpie
Well done, Allane! Always good to hooks some natives! I must get back into them & even try to get one on fly next year!! I can't see it happening in the next week or so!! The holiday makers have been in town since last weekend (usually they arrive on Boxing Day) but with Xmas being on a Monday - they've arrived early!! :roll:

Stay safe & have a great Xmas/New Year

cheers

Roberta

Re: Another Morning on the Bass.

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:40 pm
by Freewily
Nice session in beautiful surrounds. Wont say peaceful. Cicadas are deafening! :lol:
Good you got out. :grin:

Re: Another Morning on the Bass.

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:54 pm
by davidsanegor
nice one :grin: