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4.30AM Walk produces Nice Murray Cod (report and Pic)
« on: March 27, 2011, 08:13:29 PM »
The change of season weather is upon us, with a briskness now in the morning air not felt over the long summer months. A distinct change in the weather blew into town last week, which saw many of us reaching to the back of the cupboard to pull out the winter woollies, and many experienced Murray Cod fishermen off to the shed to grab their rod, reel and lures.
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Mick Coad, Brett Kleppe, Daniel Withers and I hit the road at 4.30am on Sunday morning for a quick lure casting session on a Macquarie River reserve not far from Dubbo. After a brief early morning trudge through some thick under growth, it was time to start casting, and we were somewhat taken by surprise when Michaelís lure was smashed almost off the surface on the third cast! The fish didnít hook up properly but it certainly made us forget about the cold! Half a dozen casts later and my spinnerbait was smashed only 10 feet from the rod tip, resulting in a solid hook up. The fish used the flowing run to its advantage, but a few moments later and negotiating the fish around a nearby snag, the grippers were snapped shut on its jaw and it was time for a photo.
The next hour saw three hook ups from cranky cod that proved to tricky to land in the dense timer, but it made for a memorable lure casting session none the less.   
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Re: 4.30AM Walk produces Nice Murray Cod (report and Pic)
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2011, 09:10:46 PM »
Nice one Matt,
I spent the weekend up on the Dumaresq and got 2 big surface hits but no hookups. The river there is full of new snags after all the flooding so should be good when the cool weather hits. Nothing like a Cod on the surface.
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Re: 4.30AM Walk produces Nice Murray Cod (report and Pic)
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2011, 09:18:30 PM »
A very nice fish...

Well Done :youbeauty

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Re: 4.30AM Walk produces Nice Murray Cod (report and Pic)
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2011, 11:05:06 PM »
Nice alarm clock to awaken the senses!!!

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Re: 4.30AM Walk produces Nice Murray Cod (report and Pic)
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2011, 05:13:54 AM »
Well done Matt, well worth gett'in up early for! :youbeauty

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Re: 4.30AM Walk produces Nice Murray Cod (report and Pic)
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2011, 02:59:17 PM »
Cheers guys... Speaking of an early morning alarm clock... I thought I would be nice and un hook my mates spinnerbait off a thigh deep snag, as I was already wet after landing my cod.... And Slip... Flat on my back in the freezing cold water. I was still so pumped after catching the cod that i didn't really care too much! Matt

 

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