another long wand session at the dam

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another long wand session at the dam

#1 Post by justforfun » Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:47 pm

After scoring a donut a few weeks ago at the dam I decided to try a different spot away from where boats and kayaks can get to. this involves a fair walk in and some difficult terrain to reach the area I wanted to concentrate on, and with the wet windy conditions I was hoping the weed beds had broken up giving me access to some deep water close to the bank.On arriving at the waters edge conditions were good but the weed beds had not broken up completely but there were openings in the weed beds . Fishing the holes and runs in this remote area I had High hopes of a few fish but alas after 6 hours I admitted defeat and walked out. I think the weed beds breaking up and decaying had de-oxygenated the water and the bass had vacated the edges. Talking to other like minded fly fishers later in the day we came to a concenus that the fish had left the area of the weed beds .Finding an area with no weed beds just before dark a few of us tried our luck again and we fished into the night with a few bass caught by the others and I eventually managed to entice a bite and land a nice golden which was a surprise when I turned my head lamp on ,so the epic has another species on board and I avoided another donut.cheers Justforfun
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pb flathead 86cm bream36.5cm bass 46cm fl wild, 44 cm fl dam, whiting 39cm,carp 55cm,EP 20cm,tailor 47cm. fly caught 72cm carp Fly caught dam bass 43.5cm fl, fly caught golden perch 41cm, lure caught 50cm fly caught bream 31cm fly caught Ep 25cm fly caught flatty 42cm barramundi fly caught 60cm.silver trevally 60cm
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Re: another long wand session at the dam

#2 Post by Crok » Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:28 pm

Well done Noel sorry about the 6 hours.
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Re: another long wand session at the dam

#3 Post by Umrik » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:39 pm

Mate, How good is that golden perch! Love your work.
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Re: another long wand session at the dam

#4 Post by hillbilly » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:47 pm

Well done. I've caught lots of Bass on fly but a Yellowbelly hasn't yet been achieved even though most of my fly fishing has been in dams so I am jealous. With regards to Bass in dams, most of the Bass up here are now schooling up and thinking of a trip to the salt to spawn which of course they can't do so they can be anywhere in the dam including the very middle and it changes all the time. They are fat and full of roe. Get out in your kayak and find a school with your sounder. You will need either a fast sinking intermediate or a full sink line to get to their schooling depth which is usually around the 20 to 30 foot mark. Oh by the way finding a school of what you think are Bass doesn't always guarantee that they will always bite. Regards Bill
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Re: another long wand session at the dam

#5 Post by justforfun » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:33 pm

Thanks Crok
Cheers Umrik
thanks for that info Hillbilly the bass down here are doing the same but quiet a few stay around the steep drop-offs near the edges but the weed beds are late breaking up this year so I will be doing what you suggested .cheers Justforfun
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Re: another long wand session at the dam

#6 Post by arpie » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:29 pm

Well done, Noel! Nice Yella!! What did it fall to? You don't hear of many Yellas falling to fly!@

That's a nice bass pic, too!

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Re: another long wand session at the dam

#7 Post by justforfun » Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:19 pm

Thanks Arpie the fly used was a :wink: named after a local who came up with it and the bass went 41cm same as the yella.cheers Justforfun
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Re: another long wand session at the dam

#8 Post by Freewily » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:07 pm

Nice fish! And at 40cm, even nicer! Well done on missing the donut. :grin:
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