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Re: Birsbane River Bass report
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2011, 02:33:34 PM »
11lb Braid is way to light in the river, unless it's Fireline.  You need shock and abrasion resistance, and there's not a light braid made with that.

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Re: Birsbane River Bass report
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2011, 05:30:51 PM »
It's Fireline Exceed Dale. Must say I am unimpressed by it. I lost two spinnerbaits just trolling along, after the initial strike I was about 30 seconds into the fight out in the middle of the river with the fish high in the water column, line just snapped.

As I said I was only using 10lb leader, you would think that would break first. I have had Fireline Crystal and the normal stuff in the past and have been very happy with it. The 16lb Sunline I have on my Sol rocks so I think I'll get some more of that. Normal fireline gets a bit big over 10lb. 

Any suggestions on any other line to whack on my baitcaster?

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Re: Birsbane River Bass report
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2011, 06:10:11 PM »
Went early Friday morning we were just heading down when Al arrived. Started trolling a 68mm Scorpion at the junction and got a couple of nice fat healthy mid 40 Bass then a skinny mid 50 just as the yak hit the cleaner water. Started casting and and got smashed by by one which took a lot of line against some fairly heavy drag and the hooks pulled. Just kept trolling and casting with the same lure had to change the hooks and leader then lost it after one buried me deep in some snags. Cast and trolled a couple of favourite big timber lures for a few nice fish after that. Ross trolled and cast $4 Berkley Flicker Shads the whole time. Fantastic morning out on river. Did not take many pics Ross with a nice fat one, and a skinny one for me.

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Re: Birsbane River Bass report
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2011, 06:25:45 PM »
Good to hear fellas plan on heading down Monday morning and try and up the fish size for the season getting a bit bored with the 35 - 40 sized I've been getting. I may use the 17lb outfit with the 7kg leader setup rather than the 10lb setup. Cheers Pat.

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Re: Birsbane River Bass report
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2011, 06:34:25 PM »
Was using 10lb Fins 16lb FC 100, the one that buried me just dragged the yak nothing I could do  :(

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Re: Birsbane River Bass report
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2011, 06:46:23 PM »
As I've said, most of my outfits have Sunline Super PE in 20, 30 or 50 or Bionic.  The Z2020 I was using has 50 Finns.  I'm too lazy to swap line around.

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Re: Birsbane River Bass report
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2011, 08:36:29 PM »
Pictures now added to the original report

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Re: Birsbane River Bass report
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2011, 11:55:06 PM »
Got a few more this arvo although they were slim pickings. 2 biggest were the last two caught. Only 10 fish for 4 hours between the two of us. But my mate cracked 50cm so stoked. Previous PB was like 30cm in the Albert...

Steve I got another yella. I think I am almost at expert status on these now. How many you pulled out of the ribba?

PS very happy with the 20lb Sunline Super PE. Casts nice even with a bit of wind around.

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Re: Birsbane River Bass report
« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2011, 06:10:54 AM »
 :FunnyPost)

What is that bottom fish Wayne?

Never seen one of them before.

Is the scientific name puckinstupidobloodyella neberceenduringcomp

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Re: Birsbane River Bass report
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2011, 02:00:33 PM »
Had a good morning yesterday, caught a fair few with 4 nice ones in the low 50's. Slow trolling and slow rolling big wide action timber lures got all of the better fish.
Only 2 other yaks and a tinny on the water with a few people on the bank. Had a few extra kilos on the trip up courtesy of one lot who left dead Tilapia and rubbish at the launch spot  :Hunting)

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Re: Birsbane River Bass report
« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2011, 03:12:29 PM »
I might as well add my bit. I finally got down there on Monday morning launching around 5 am after a 2 hour drive down. Only got 6 fish one around 25,a 38,3 around 43-45 and my biggest bass ever a fat 51 cm fish. All were caught on a grey/black/orange 3/8th spinnerbait right in the dirtiest water around Lockyer mouth. I have since read that the water has cleared up a fair bit. Nearly got back down for an arvo sess on Thursday but circumstances changed and wasn't too happy about that. Cheers Pat.

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Re: Birsbane River Bass report
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2012, 08:39:26 PM »
Went back to Heart Attack 11/1/12 for a quick late arvo cast in the kayak. Went up from the launch point, past the junction & fished the first couple hundred meters up.
Not a hit, nill, nada, nothing, zip, zilch, zero, skunked. Either they're sulking from a few hot days or they've moved to greener pastures.  :thumbdown

Awesome sunset down the river.  :thumbsup


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Re: Brisbane River Bass report
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2012, 08:49:49 PM »
check out this cracker my bro got there this morning

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Re: Brisbane River Bass report
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2012, 09:48:29 PM »
Awesome !!!

Thanks for the pic . There has been plenty of talk by the regulars down there of late about "unstoppables" , seems like your brother has nailed one.  :youbeauty

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Re: Brisbane River Bass report
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2012, 10:06:20 PM »
Awesome alright!!! Thanks for sharing. Certainly a catch to remember.

 

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