Hit EMD early on Saturday morning, arriving around 5.00am to be greeted by a half full car park, busiest Saturday of the year so far!
Launched about 10 minutes later and headed west trolling 2 x 3m diving HB's heading for Spot X.
Arrived about 15 minutes later after a slow troll and immediately hooked up, a nice 30cm Bass.
|1st Bass of the day|
|Biggest of the day|
Baroon Pocket Dam 11Jan15
The same crew from the EMD Fish Stocking Group that attended the Sunday before had decided to have another go with a few additions thrown in for good measure.
I arrived around 5.45am and was second to arrived, Bruce being all ready to go, over the next 15 minutes others arrived until we were 10 in number.
We all launched around the same time with all of us going our own way, I decided to head over to the south side of the dam before heading towards the wall.
No hits on the way over but as soon as I got within striking distance of the edge I was on
|1st Bass of the day|
I caught 3 fish in quick succession before that lure was claimed by underwater structure. It was brand new...I HATE that!
Changed over to my deep diving RMG Poltergeist and trolled/flicked around the exclusion zone in front of the dam for a while.
The day went in a similar vein to last week with the fish coming thick and fast, all good sized fish, mainly on the troll but some on the cast and even a few jigged up from the plentiful schools
Here are a few pics
|Smallest Bass of the day|
I was up to 17 fish in just over 1.5hrs when the reel screamed, screamed again and then once more before I'd even got a chance to turn the fish around, a great fight ensued with neither side giving an inch until I finally got on top of my adversary. When I saw this fish come up beside the yak I knew I'd caught something special...
|A STONKER! If you look closely you can see the length (under the tail)|
|Couldn't get the smile off my face!|
A quick chat at the launch point on return and off to enjoy the rest of the day....household chores!
Baroon Pocket Dam 12Jan 15
Had some spare time after having the car serviced today so headed back to Baroon Pocket for a fish.
Arrived around 3.30pm to not another soul on the Dam and very light winds with the occasional shower, setup the yak and was off 10 minutes later.
The afternoon was much the same as the last few visits with many fish hooked (probably twice as many as actually make it to the yak), lots landed and some great fights had.
First fish was on within a minute of leaving the launch area, I fished for just on 2.5 hours for 37 fish landed, some stonkers among them
|First fish caught, within a minute of leaving the launch area|
|Then this beast made an appearance|
|Followed shortly after by this one|
|And 10 fish later this one|
Pulled the pin just as the weather moved in around 5.45pm.
Well worth the trip!