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Hey guys, Just wondering if there any spots in Sydney that are heavily populated with bass or ep. I have plenty of plastics and a few soft cicada lures but am just lacking the spots to fish. I have a kayak but am looking for some landbased spots aswell. Thanks guys
G'day Raiders! With a decent spell of weather managed to get the kayak out onto the Georges for a cracker sesh on Sunday with a couple of mates. Launched near Lugarno at about 10 and paddled our way around testing my new Garmin Echo 300C sounder which has a few hiccups with the silicone moulding but works a treat regardless. Started off flicking plastics for bream in tight structure and man if I landed 5 fish I got smoked by the same amount! There were plenty of bruisers hiding in gnarly rock ledges ready to wreck my 6lb leader. Sure wakes you up in the morning though! New sunline 8 carrier braid held well though. Not as nice as the YGK i had on before but still cuts the mustard. Approaching high tide at about 1:30 started throwing bigger paddle tails around hoping for a wandering Jew, but to no avail on my part. Couldn't track down decent structure and drift it properly so that's a technique to work on. Headed to the other side of the river to work some more structure for bream, and after pulling a 30cm from a deep patch close to shore I hook into what feels like the fish of the day and eventually up pops my first EP! Have been hoping to come accross these fiesty buggers at some point and it looks like we found a school . After the first which is my now PB at 35cm got another at about the same size and my mate grabbed his first as well at about 25-30. Great fun on the bream gear and had me under and around the yak a few times before boating them! Just as we were going to drift on and check some old oyster leases my mate strikes up hard into what we think is a solid EP, until the weight just won't budge and starts taking line! To cut a 20 minute fight in current and drifting near large obstacles short....what we had called for a metre plus jew ended up being a 72 cm schoolie hooked in the gill plate making it feel like a mother. However...This was my mates first jew and he had been chasing them on plastics for 6 months waiting for his first, so we were all cheering. Not bad on 6lb Headed over to the leases for a few nice 30s bream and paddled back up current for a few ks to the launch at sunset. The arms were burning but the company was good. Some pics to cap it off. Hope you enjoyed thanks for reading. Witha
Met up with a mate on the Central Coast yesterday and we went out to target some EP's. Not a fish I have ever targeted before so it was a new experience. We fished a few of the feeder creeks to Brisbane Waters. All in all a relatively quiet day but the two EP's we scored were studs. Didn't have a brag mat but they around the 40cm mark and beyond and were fat. I had a question for any EP experts on here. My local waterway is the Hawkesbury or Berowra Creek to be exact. Where would be some good areas to target these guys? Its such a big system so to narrow it down a bit would be helpful. Cheers. Matt