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#61 Post by KayakAngler » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:39 pm

Well persistence has finally payed off catching my first big Barramundi since moving to Townsville. Caught topwater on a bubble pop it was the biggest surface strike I have seen yet and a solid fish it was! Ill post up a photo in the catch of the day section later today!

Cheers I am absolutely stoked

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#62 Post by nqkayaktours » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:48 pm

KayakAngler wrote:Well persistence has finally payed off catching my first big Barramundi since moving to Townsville. Caught topwater on a bubble pop it was the biggest surface strike I have seen yet and a solid fish it was! Ill post up a photo in the catch of the day section later today!

Cheers I am absolutely stoked
Well we waiting. :wink: :grin:

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#63 Post by NorthSIKer » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:44 pm

KayakAngler wrote:Well persistence has finally payed off catching my first big Barramundi since moving to Townsville. Caught topwater on a bubble pop it was the biggest surface strike I have seen yet and a solid fish it was! Ill post up a photo in the catch of the day section later today!

Cheers I am absolutely stoked
Top work.

Now you'll have to teach the rest of us :lol:

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#64 Post by rushy_87 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:02 pm

Just a few quick questions about fresh water fishing up in the Ross near loam island etc. What's best for that area? Trolling or constantly flicking lures? And what lures would you recommend? Also as I haven't purchased a fish finder yet, Have the fish been hiding up under the weed or in the deeper/middle part of the river? I have been paddling around there for the past few weeks and have only managed a 30ish cm talapia and two archer fish.

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#65 Post by KayakAngler » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:26 pm

rushy_87 wrote:Just a few quick questions about fresh water fishing up in the Ross near loam island etc. What's best for that area? Trolling or constantly flicking lures? And what lures would you recommend? Also as I haven't purchased a fish finder yet, Have the fish been hiding up under the weed or in the deeper/middle part of the river? I have been paddling around there for the past few weeks and have only managed a 30ish cm talapia and two archer fish.

Gday,
One of the other lads could probably answer this question better as i have only pulled the one barra from up that way. Depending how much weed is around i usually go for a troll on the way up and flick all the way back down. As for lures ive tried gold bombers with no luck, i got that big one on a River2sea - bubble pop 55. I mostly flick plastics with the TT - hidden weight system jig heads to avoid snags etc.
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#66 Post by rushy_87 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:11 pm

Thanks heaps. I'll keep trying around that way. My house is only a few minutes from the rowing club so ill be trying whenever I get a chance.

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#67 Post by nqkayaktours » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:18 pm

rushy_87 wrote: I'll keep trying around that way. My house is only a few minutes from the rowing club so ill be trying whenever I get a chance.
Give me a ph call or PM when you are keen to go. I am only 3 mins away myself. :grin:

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#68 Post by rushy_87 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:24 pm

Thanks for the offer Ian. I will take you up on the offer when I go down next.

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#69 Post by KayakAngler » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:59 am

Launched the yak at the rowing club yesterday afternoon. solid casting with plastics and poppers from 4pm to 8pm. Nothing. :?: It was a little windy but not too bad oh well next time!

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#70 Post by jono townsville » Fri May 03, 2013 10:07 pm

Hi all

just a quick question im think of going for a fish on Saturday in the ross creek to hide away from the wind.

does anyone know the best place to lunch my yak and any good spot to go?


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#71 Post by LODO » Mon May 06, 2013 1:19 pm

jono townsville wrote:Hi all

just a quick question im think of going for a fish on Saturday in the ross creek to hide away from the wind.

does anyone know the best place to lunch my yak and any good spot to go?


Cheers

jono

Mate, I haven't found anywhere decent to launch for the creek yet. In the days when I had my trailer it was easy, but without the trailer ... launch at the Strand, troll the rock wall, and paddle up the creek is about your best option.

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#72 Post by nqkayaktours » Mon May 06, 2013 7:12 pm

jono townsville wrote:just a quick question im think of going for a fish on Saturday in the ross creek to hide away from the wind.

does anyone know the best place to lunch my yak and any good spot to go?


Cheers
Put in at the Vic bridge south side. Or up at the causeway civic centre side.

Cheers and tight lines,
Ian
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Barra 85c.m, Black Brim 43, Talapia 36, Jungle perch 24, Fresh water catfish 55, sleepy cod 49, Doggie mack 58, fingermark 46, blue nose salmon 44.


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#73 Post by LODO » Tue May 07, 2013 8:49 am

nqkayaktours wrote:
jono townsville wrote:just a quick question im think of going for a fish on Saturday in the ross creek to hide away from the wind.

does anyone know the best place to lunch my yak and any good spot to go?


Cheers
Put in at the Vic bridge south side. Or up at the causeway civic centre side.

Cheers and tight lines,
Ian
The causeway ... right next to the Achtung sign ... I get nervous going to get bait there ... no way I'd be launching a kayak there.

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#74 Post by jono townsville » Tue May 07, 2013 9:08 am

Cheers I will have to give it a go this weekend weather premiting just trying to find a place out of the wind.

On Saturday had a fish under the Rooney bridge caught a nice 47cm mangrove jack on the run up on some live bait.
The only bad thing was paddling back againest the run in tide and wind it was a good work out :devil:

Has anyone used floats when fishing with live bait around structure?

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#75 Post by jono townsville » Tue May 07, 2013 9:10 am

Just a photo of the jack.

P.S the best tasting fish I have a in along time! :gu:
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