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  1. So you probably have an advantage over most of us, you have the Big Man on your side. 😉
  2. One of the best eating fish around. Well done.
  3. That is the biggest problem with fishing outside, I have had many a planed day out cancelled at the last minute due to wind or rain. I guess it makes the good days even more special 🙂
  4. Loved to video, also watched the one where you hooked a nice Kingie. Good work 🙂
  5. Good report an some nice pictures. Was that Flathead caught in the run in towards the Roseville boat ramp? Where they are usually skiing.
  6. Stopped in there a few time when I used to ride up the coast. 🙂
  7. I marked quite a few on the sounder, but like you it seemed like nothing I did could get them on the chew.... and believe me when I say I tried. No lure had more than 30 minutes out unless it had a hit, then it got some extra time, different depths, different distances behind the boat, different hook set ups., varied speed...It was a tough slog 🙂 I was contemplating a June trip but it is getting very cold so if I do come down it will be with the family and a car full of ski gear for a few days on the slopes. Hope you get a few next time down. 🙂
  8. Flathead are hard to beat when it comes to the plate. Good work.
  9. I have seen rigs with a fly off the back of a Tassie, however not tried it myself. Some people use flashers in front of their lures. I tried using an old silver lure at the end of my main line with the Tassie on a trace further back. Did not get a hit.
  10. At least I caught at least 1 fish every session so really should not complain. As for better on the water, absolutely 🙂 Jindabyne can be a spectacular lake. Love my trips down there and cant wait for the next one. 🙂
  11. I reckon that I could be up for this depending on dates. Please keep me updated. Thanks
  12. I have been using gamakatsu single lure hook in size 1 on every trip so far. But talking to Brian he suggested that I try the assist hooks as he reckoned that the trout were in spawning mode so suggested that a lot of the hits were likely to be territorial, rather that I want to eat motivated. So I ran one of each set up this trip. Both caught fish. Hook set up on Tassies seems to be a huge topic with some preferring 2 singles back to back, some just a single, some a treble all with a bead onto line and even some who just tie their line to the wire in the Tassie straight out of the box.. Ollie, who I mention in the report, always uses trebles with a bead onto his trace and he catches heaps of fish. One thing I have done with my rig is to have a snap swivel on the end of the 8lb main line. Then I have 6lb traces around a meter long with the hook and bead on one end and a very small swivel on the other. To change lure all I then do is unhook the swivel from the snap swivel, pull the Tassie straight off the trace, the swivel is small enough to go through a Tassie, then using a thin piece of bent wire I thread on the replacement lure and snap it back onto the main line. Job done. The main benefit is that you are not trying to tie strong knots while bouncing around in a boat with cold fingers. Oh, and the lure change is far quicker that having to tie a new knot. 🙂
  13. Any trip fishing is a good trip, even if the fish did not get the memo telling them to bite 🙂
  14. It was certainly cold.. Would be a lot better up at Port. 🙂 Might have to think about a trip up.