More Topwater. But not much.

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Freewily
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More Topwater. But not much.

#1 Post by Freewily » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:40 am

Out again on my local lake.
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Took the run in tide to my favourite.
Chucked my surface lures around for only a few hits. Noticed no mullet jumping so maybe the pro netters have been due to the high demand for seafood this time of year.
No fish on fly but did get a few hits.
Got 1 bream, 1 whiting & a flathead on surface. The flatty must have been hungry. My Lure was totally engulfed! :lek:
So another good day was had. Better than a donut. :grin:
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YAK P.B. Salmon 60cm, Flathead 60cm, Trevally 42cm, Carp 38cm, Bream 40cm, Luderick 42cm, Tarwhine 30cm,
Blue Morwong 48cm, Mullet 38cm, Bass 39cm, Garfish 34cm, Leatherjacket 27cm, Flounder 28cm, Snapper 50cm, Bonito 60cm, Whiting 38cm, Tailor 52cm, LongTom 66cm.


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Re: More Topwater. But not much.

#2 Post by arpie » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:05 pm

NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT, Mate!! Lovely flattie, too!! Well done

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Re: More Topwater. But not much.

#3 Post by rocketV » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:50 pm

flattie on surface is pretty cool!
Fresh is best, but I don't mind some salt every now and then!


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Re: More Topwater. But not much.

#4 Post by Freewily » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:59 pm

Thanks Roberta & rocketV. :grin:
For those that haven't caught flatties on topwater. Your chances improve over very shallow waters. I found anywhere from .5 metre & below. Plus slow erratic retrieves. :grin:
YAK P.B. Salmon 60cm, Flathead 60cm, Trevally 42cm, Carp 38cm, Bream 40cm, Luderick 42cm, Tarwhine 30cm,
Blue Morwong 48cm, Mullet 38cm, Bass 39cm, Garfish 34cm, Leatherjacket 27cm, Flounder 28cm, Snapper 50cm, Bonito 60cm, Whiting 38cm, Tailor 52cm, LongTom 66cm.


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Re: More Topwater. But not much.

#5 Post by Ads22 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:27 pm

So much fun surface fishing. I went for a walk along a local lagoon with the kids on Sunday and took a light rod with a buggipop and loved watching it warble across the surface creating ripples. Only one tiny hit, but still fun and relaxing. That's a nice flatty and definitely liked what you were offering.
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Estuary Cod 50cm; Mangrove Jack 49cm; Barra 108cm; Flathead - dusky 62cm; Flathead - bartail 51cm; Flounder 28cm; Forktail Catfish 60cm; Bream 32cm, Sand whiting 30cm; Striped Butterfish/Scat 20cm; Barred Javelin 47cm; Bull Shark 80cm; Queenfish 103cm; Tarpon 60cm; Golden Perch 47cm; Estuary Perch 33cm; Saratoga 72cm; Leathery Grunter 43cm.

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Re: More Topwater. But not much.

#6 Post by tomcat8819 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:50 pm

really nice flathead, both the size and the markings

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Re: More Topwater. But not much.

#7 Post by Slick Mick » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:53 pm

Nice catch there Wil. We need to get out for a fish in the coming year mate!

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PB (Yak) Bonito 60cm, Bream 37cm, Dusky Flathead 49cm, Sand Flathead 47Cm, Bass 35cm (1st time Bass fishing).

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Re: More Topwater. But not much.

#8 Post by Grimbo » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:52 pm

Nice work! Three fish, three different species, all on top water, can't complain about that! :grin:

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Re: More Topwater. But not much.

#9 Post by Freewily » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:30 am

Thanks for your replies guys. :grin:
Yeah good on you ads22. Keep it up until you find some likely spots & the results will come.
Tomcat8819. The flatty pic turned out nice due to the cloud cover at the time & the flash on the camera reflected its white spots.
Thanks Grimbo. Yes still happy with the result. If I had of hooked up on the good misses it would have easily doubled my results.
Slick Mick. I will have to message you some time next year. I will keep you in mind. You can give me a tow from the ramp to my fishing spots with your paddle power. Will be a great training run for you. :lol:
YAK P.B. Salmon 60cm, Flathead 60cm, Trevally 42cm, Carp 38cm, Bream 40cm, Luderick 42cm, Tarwhine 30cm,
Blue Morwong 48cm, Mullet 38cm, Bass 39cm, Garfish 34cm, Leatherjacket 27cm, Flounder 28cm, Snapper 50cm, Bonito 60cm, Whiting 38cm, Tailor 52cm, LongTom 66cm.


If this was my job I'd Love It!!

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