dirvin21

first session for bass season

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A nice looking day this morning and the power going off, the only option go fishing with the wind getting up early decided to head up rover for a bass. Headed up the North arm of the Nambucca river.

River looked good, incredibly clear as the north arm usually is. 

Started working some slightly deeper edges on quite shallow water, noticed a fish sitting on the edge landed a cast right on his head lure was instantly nailed and buried ended up grabbing the spool and pulling him out 

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A 42cm fish to start the season, happy would be an understatement

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even worth a selfie

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he came from the edge in the middle

turned 90 degrees and cast a pool with some weed on the bottom after a couple of casts on again

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a nice mid 30's fish

sight casted a couple of fish but ran out of water to retrieve in then watching the tadpoles decided to test a theory, when casting clear skinny water the fish come from miles away and often run out of water to strike so mimicking the behavior of the thousands of tadpoles I let the plastic sink to the bottom on one of the pursuing fish and sure enough he merely crunched it off the bottom 

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A really thick 37cm model

Heading back down ouched a cast in a very snaggy little corner and out of nowhere out comes another beast again run up in the timber but managed to get him back

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a 43cm fish a cracker for this piece of river 

working my way down managed a couple more mid 30's fish in a deep pool

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woring down a long sectio of really skinny water basically snagless but still casted it and from some undercut grass comes another solid fish20180910_135749.thumb.jpg.19822ef49f848af152a80fc20bf3d2d7.jpg

he went 39cm a really dark fish

Finished the session with an ant sized bass that came from one of the bugger pools and another mid 30's fish from a pool the size of a bathtub

ended up with 9 fish for the session, the bigger fish came from the smallest water, all of them were in prime condition

lure was a zman 2.5" grubz with a 1/20th jighead an a jigspinner 

cheers for reading 

Dave 

 

 

 

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Great report Dave, looks like a good session, and  definitely better than my donut today chasing bream in Wyong River.

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Top report of a great session Dave. I envy you your opportunities. Being 4 months since I caught anything at all, this would be the worst 10 months fishing I've experienced. It can only get better (hopefully). What is a jigspinner? Cheers, bn

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Nice work dave  looks like they are healthy  fingers twitchin  cant wait to chase some myself

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Cheers Dave, thanks for the report, some solid bass for small water. One of my first ever fish (a flathead) was caught in the Nambucca so it’s a bit sentimental, the freshwater reaches lol great, hope to check the out one day!

Gus

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Great pics, report and fish there mate. that first one looks fat as!!! Cant wait to hit up my fave Bass spot and have a crack at the upper Shoalhaven over the long weekend.

 

Cheers

Rah

 

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14 hours ago, big Neil said:

Top report of a great session Dave. I envy you your opportunities. Being 4 months since I caught anything at all, this would be the worst 10 months fishing I've experienced. It can only get better (hopefully). What is a jigspinner? Cheers, bn

It's a blade with wire clips to your jighead basically turns a plastic into a small spinnerbait made by tackle tactics similar to the old beetlespins

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nice. cant wait till it fires up more🙂

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