Members can see more Boards, Topics, Picture Galleries, Videos, Games and more. Register NOW...
Recent Pictures (List All)

Rating: (None)
Views: 18
Comments (0)

Rating: (None)
Views: 14
Comments (0)

Rating: (None)
Views: 10
Comments (0)

Rating: (None)
Views: 16
Comments (0)
* *

Author Topic: Lake Awoonga January 2011  (Read 3756 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Member

  • Fish Restocker
  • Legend Member
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 420
  • -Receive: 1210
  • Posts: 3039
  • Liked: 103
  • Karma: 1240
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Larrikan
  • View Gallery
  • Favourite Fishing Spot is: Lake Wivenhoe, where else
Lake Awoonga January 2011
« on: January 07, 2011, 12:48:52 PM »
We hit the water soon after the lake was re-opened on Tuesday afternoon.  Poked around Tuesday and Wednesday having a look see.  There were a lot of fish hugging the bottom at 70 feet.  Floating weed upstream from Dingo Island made fishing difficult.  The water was quite dirty everywhere.  It is a very big lake now, and will take a little while to settle down.  My guess is that the lake has rolled with all the colder floodwaters entering.  There may be an oxygen rich layer 70' down.  Water temps varied from 27 to 30 degrees in places.


Dale

I fish because the little voices in my head tell me to.

Offline Member

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 18
  • -Receive: 3
  • Posts: 91
  • Liked: 2
  • Karma: 6
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Fanatic
  • View Gallery
Re: Lake Awoonga January 2011
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 01:11:58 PM »
Was Randall there the same time as you? :) :)

Toddy

Offline Member

  • Sweetwater Fishing Australia
  • Administrator
  • Legend Member
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 2747
  • -Receive: 1289
  • Posts: 3626
  • Liked: 87
  • Karma: 1335
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Australia
  • View Gallery
  • Favourite Fishing Spot is: Connors River
Re: Lake Awoonga January 2011
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011, 03:36:43 PM »
Was Randall there the same time as you? :) :)

Toddy

Sounds like an Astroboy question there Mervyn....  :P

fitz..

Offline Member

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 18
  • -Receive: 3
  • Posts: 91
  • Liked: 2
  • Karma: 6
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Fanatic
  • View Gallery
Re: Lake Awoonga January 2011
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011, 05:20:35 PM »
I had to ask. ;D ;D ;D

Offline Member

  • Fish Restocker
  • Legend Member
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 420
  • -Receive: 1210
  • Posts: 3039
  • Liked: 103
  • Karma: 1240
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Larrikan
  • View Gallery
  • Favourite Fishing Spot is: Lake Wivenhoe, where else
Re: Lake Awoonga January 2011
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2011, 08:15:30 PM »
Not a sign of Randall.  With only 4 vehicles at the ramp most days it would have been easy to spot him too.

Offline Member

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 7
  • -Receive: 25
  • Posts: 70
  • Liked: 0
  • Karma: 17
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Fanatic
  • View Gallery
Re: Lake Awoonga January 2011
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011, 08:27:34 PM »
We hit the water soon after the lake was re-opened on Tuesday afternoon.  Poked around Tuesday and Wednesday having a look see.  There were a lot of fish hugging the bottom at 70 feet.  Floating weed upstream from Dingo Island made fishing difficult.  The water was quite dirty everywhere.  It is a very big lake now, and will take a little while to settle down.  My guess is that the lake has rolled with all the colder floodwaters entering.  There may be an oxygen rich layer 70' down.  Water temps varied from 27 to 30 degrees in places.


Interesting stuff ......... 
I dont know the answer ....... but could it be that the fish are sitting at a level where the pressure is what they are used to (height above sea level)   -  does a rise in water levels make the fish want to go deeper ?  ....... I was thinking the other day why we saw fish sitting in deeper water (off points) and why fish were not being caught in what I thought were ideal conditions in shallower water :-\ . .... fish rise and fall in the water column with changing barometric pressure !  . ...... dunno!


Chris


Offline Member

  • Fishing Guide
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 1
  • -Receive: 93
  • Posts: 213
  • Liked: 0
  • Karma: 94
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Fanatic
  • View Gallery
Re: Lake Awoonga January 2011
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2011, 11:06:52 PM »
We had 3 barra follow surface lures today, in turbo mode, but didn't actually strike. Two good ones and a smaller model. The number of fish and the various places that we sounded them was astonishing. Who'd of known that some went south with the flow. At times, there'd be two and three fish on the sounder screen every ten seconds for minutes on end- and that's in 15-20ft of water where a transducer covers a very tiny area of the actual bottom. Some of those banks we fished would contain hundreds of fish. The water colour and temp varied considerably. Many barra were found from 5 ft to 30 ft, and even in the thick weed banks amongst schools of gar. Awoonga has been flowing over for nearly a month now; I wouldn't be stressing about fish losses if I were anyone else- and with 100,000 more fingerlings being released tomorrow, the future looks BRIGHT.
Johnny Mitchell

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
0 Replies
1825 Views
Last post January 05, 2011, 12:09:53 AM
by Member
0 Replies
2290 Views
Last post January 05, 2011, 12:12:14 AM
by Member
0 Replies
1566 Views
Last post January 17, 2011, 06:07:22 PM
by TAS Fisheries, Editor
0 Replies
2067 Views
Last post January 18, 2011, 12:21:09 AM
by Member
1 Replies
2440 Views
Last post January 21, 2013, 06:30:23 PM
by Member

Classifieds

MERCURY 115 PRO XS ENGINE SPECIAL

Price: $16000.00
Bids 0
Comments (0)

Shopping


Price:
Rating: (None)
Comments ()

Upcoming Events, Fishing Competitions, Shows, Expos etc.....


Upcoming Events