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  1. Excellent - you should be writing scripts for comedy! As previous responses have said its funny 'cause we've all done similar stuff, but not always got the lure back!! Might get myself a sugarpen - and find a place with no trees behind me to try it out.
  2. Ditto to Waza's comments. A very detailed and interesting report. A bit like the stories you hear of Barra feeding where run-off drains meet the main rivers following the wet season up north!
  3. They're nice Reddies out of an estuary.
  4. A great read on what sounds like the perfect day!
  5. Thanks Paddy and everyone else for your ideas on how to minimise weed and hopefully increase catches! Cheers Fil
  6. Thanks for those tips - the wire up the line sounds like an interesting trick! Fil
  7. Thanks - yes that makes sense I'll give it a go
  8. Hi Paddy sounds like you've got this flattie trolling sorted. I tried it recently in Brisbane Water on what looked like a fairly sandy bottom but spent most of the time stopping and removing weed from trebles - how do you minimise that? Cheers Fil
  9. Those blue swimmers will go down nicely!
  10. Wow that's a whopper brown! Fil
  11. YES! the black one at the top is the same as mine Fil
  12. I think its called a Knolls Native . Its about 40ml long fat body towards the back and dives to around 2 meters. If you need more info I'll take a pic and post it. Cheers Fil
  13. I know the Knolls lures haven't been available for many years but I find the old one I have very effective on bass and was wondering if anyone knows of any similar lure that is on the market? Thanks in advance for any info/suggestions. Fil
  14. Just had a weekend away with my son Pat chasing bass in the upper Hunter. It's hot and dry up there and the river was full of weed and algae so not ideal but we managed ten bass over the weekend, one yesterday arvo and the rest this morning. Casting at snags was proving unproductive so we turned to trolling which while not as much fun it got results. The fish were all fairly small averaging around 25-28cm with a couple of 30cm and a few tiddlers. They seemed to be in small groups and the very old and basic sounder on my punt proved invaluable locating the fish and we had hits and usually got fish whenever it showed a few around an area while many similar looking areas were devoid of fish. We travelled down to the brackish water for an afternoon session and while trolling from one side of the river to the other had a good hit on the little bass lure, but this was clearly no bass as it did some long runs and had plenty of weight (at least when you're using 8lb leader on a little 2500 Daiwa Sol!). I was expecting maybe a decent flathead as we were now in semi salt water, then after a slow patient fight through the muddy water came a nice Jewie! After a few nervous moments we got the head and shoulders of it into the small net we use for bass and lifted it over the gunnel. We didn't have a measure on board but guessed it was between 65-70cm. After a few quick pics I sent him back for someone else to catch (maybe me) when he's a bit bigger. Quite a by-catch when targeting bass. Cheers Fil
  15. Yeah "red bream", or for the real little guys "cockney", are terms for smaller snapper . You don't hear these names as much these days. That's a great pic of the big flattie that got too greedy. Which lake was it found in? Fil