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Author Topic: Best sweetwater fish for eating? (Not that i can catch any o' the buggers)  (Read 11117 times)

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Hi im unsure as to how far north they are the furthest I know of is dubbo they are called redfin perch best lures are small soft plastics blades and tiny spinnerbaits but whatever tickles your fancy will catch these as they are super aggressive imagine piranhas without teeth its not uncommon to hook 2 fish on one lure

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Copeton Dam near Inverell is the closest the come to Queensland, thank Christ!

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Is that thank christ in a good way or a bad way? Lol and as for better ways to fish for them i use berkley or zman 2-2.5 inch grubs 1/8-1/4 oz blades 30-50mm lipless crank baits and pretty much all bream/bass subsurface lures such as atomic hards  1/8 spinnerbaits inline spinners used for trout pretty much any lure that represents baitfish insects yabbies or even baby redfin as they are canibals any colours will work but i like purples greens red and hot pink slow rolling the lures i find is the best retrieve or with the blades slow hopping works to i have even caught them on slow falling micro jigs  and ps bass/bream gear is all thats needed for extra fun use a 1-3 kg rod and 4 lb braid they wont bust you off normally

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We don't need English Perch in Queensland.  We have European Carp and Tilapia, that's enough feral species.

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We cant even get rid of the stupid redfin now and mate honestly if they were going to be in qld they would be there by now the only good things about them are they are fun to catch and eat apart from that they are good for nothing. I fish a dam here in central nsw where redfin have gotten rid of all other stocked species and the only thing left to eat is their own young yet the population is huge in there and they are pretty big in there i quite often use lures aimed at barramundi or murray cod to cull the bigger ones as for the qld part its probably to hot for them to survive there

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Thanks for all that info, especially the dpi link. its far better than the Qld site.
The Redfin are probably too far away for me but since I always have a rod in the ute I'll give it a go anytime I'm down that way  :)
In the mean time we'll try find some carp west of the Gold Coast.

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Id wait a month and chase bass thats what im hanging for here I live 5-10 mins from the hawkesbury/nepean system and get alot of bass  yea its to bad the redfin are far for you as I love eating them they are so sweet and can get big ones like they are the size of bass unless you find a stunted school

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Copeton Dam near Inverell is the closest the come to Queensland, thank Christ!

Last time I was at copeton in the summer we caught them by the hundreds on small bass sze lures, they gave my kids hours of entertainment

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That's cool. For the most part if something is happening that's all they need.

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Yea the lures I like most for land based redfin are any minnow style hbs used for bass and bream such as atomic hsrds up to 50 mm or 2-3 inch zman plastics or even blades  if you can get down and find some populations of them on 1-4 kilo gear you will not regret it if you find them

 

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