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Wivenhoe
« on: September 18, 2010, 08:38:31 PM »
Well after dropping my son at the airport and watching him fly off to Sunny Melbourne for the school holidays, did I say Sunny Ha Ha I headed for Wivenhoe with an expected arrival around 10.30Am.
The weather report said light winds with a chance of rain, don't mind getting wet but the wind can be a pain.
When I arrived the lake look great with a wind around 10kmh from the West so was on my back for the paddle to the spot I had planned to go. Decided to troll the whole way  and wasn't far from the area when one of the rods went off.
I quickly wound the other rod in while still moving forward then began the fight with what felt like a good fish.
When I finally had the lure in close I saw a good sized Bass and that is when the adrenalin start to run as this was the biggest Bass I had had on my line and thoughts of loosing it at the side of the Yak entered my head.
I kept my cool and had it in the net with a sign of relief and that is when I relized all the stories about the huge Bass in Wivenhoe and all the tips people had given finally all came together. Thanks Fitzy and Sel  ;D
It came in at 52cm from nose to tail and had a huge belly.
This is obviously my biggest Bass and so happy it came from Wivenhoe, also happy to say that after a fair few photos she was set free for another happy angler to catch or me again she reaches 60cm  ::) not to much to ask....
Went out again today and caught two more Bass 34cm and 32cm really happy that I am getting my act together Oh and also my fair share of Cattys >:(

Must also say Thanks to All that where keen to share their tips and location last weekend, it all helps, that includes you Dodge.

Cheers Brett




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Re: Wivenhoe
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2010, 09:03:49 PM »
Yeehaa.  Great to see another angler crack the 50 mark.  Welcome to the club Brett.

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Re: Wivenhoe
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2010, 10:04:22 PM »
Nice One Brett...

Any Bass is a good catch but when it's over 50 even better, well done 8)

So did the Jonesy lures work or not?

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Re: Wivenhoe
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2010, 10:14:23 PM »
Hi Sel,

It certainly did, caught one on the jonesy in the brown colour and one on the same lure as yesterday in the purple.
Also very happy with the action..... ;D

Did have a huge Catty bend the rear treble but all good, bent back with the leatherman and ready to go again.

Thanks heaps for that...

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Re: Wivenhoe
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2010, 10:19:01 PM »


Did have a huge Catty bend the rear treble but all good, bent back with the leatherman and ready to go again.



Mate

You must be trolling too slow, speed up ;D Pedal faster ;)


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Re: Wivenhoe
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2010, 03:52:08 AM »
Nice one buddy

seeing these buggers gets me in two minds. Still two weeks till I get another fish in, want to hit the rivers with surface but man I want to get out and play with the big girls as well.

Recon the surface may win but.

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Re: Wivenhoe
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2010, 10:14:53 AM »
Know what you mean Steve but did enjoy the 50 plus and was out alone and after a while it gets real while quite then when that reel screams it makes it all worth it.
Mind you watching a surface lure get hit is a real buzz as well.

Good luck. Brett ;D

 

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