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Summer in the fresh.
« on: January 02, 2013, 09:36:47 PM »
Hi all, just joined and thought I might as well make my first post a report... Well a combine report really.  We're pretty lucky in Nth Qld with a bunch of sweet and sour options close to home..... One of my favourite creeks has both.... But this year just gone I have become addicted to surface luring for jacks in the very lowest sections of freshwater here.

An average two hour session will see up to half a dozen sexy mangrove Jack come to hand, and atleast as many failed hook ups, a bunch of follows, spooks and even ignorance....

I tend to have most success on walk the dog style lures, and curl tail soft plastics burnt across the waters surface.

I'll put a few pics up in the am I reckon....

My other passion is fly, but my Sweetwater success has been limited so far, with a couple of jungle perch and spangled to my name, as well as one or two rat Barra (talking fresh only of course  ;)).



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Re: Summer in the fresh.
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 05:59:58 AM »
Welcome Dave looking forward to some of your JP and Sooty exploits (& Jacks of course). Cheers Pat

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Re: Summer in the fresh.
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 07:54:02 AM »
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Thanks Pat, good to see some familiar faces already....  This is a bit of heresy but anyway...  Been having heaps of fun with these guys lately.

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Re: Summer in the fresh.
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 07:01:30 PM »
Good colour for the age of those jacks, the local ones here are very light coloured at that size.

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Re: Summer in the fresh.
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2013, 08:19:06 PM »
Great pics Dave - looks like your giving the Berkley 3B's a bit of a nudge. You'll have to come up with a fly that mimics the walk the dog style and get into them with the twigs. Cheers Pat.

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Re: Summer in the fresh.
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 07:40:36 AM »
Great pics Dave - looks like your giving the Berkley 3B's a bit of a nudge. You'll have to come up with a fly that mimics the walk the dog style and get into them with the twigs. Cheers Pat.

Like a Zara's Spook mate?

Actually, thanks for the reminder I have a couple of Shannon's Streamers at home that'd work (pretty sure they float)... and they should cast OK on the 4wt if not the #2...

Heading out tomorrow, but choosing the sour option with a young fella keen on learning a few basics of lure chuckin'  :youbeauty

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Re: Summer in the fresh.
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2013, 07:55:18 AM »
On another note...  Like I said before Fly has to be one of my greater obsessions!  Though the wand hasn't been out for a while...

The following pictures have come from some Very SWEET waters not too far from home... and have culminated in two very nice little JPs....  My first actually came on a dead drifted woolly bugger, but the second came from the surface  :youbeauty

And yes Pat...  They came on the #2 :D

The spangled perch are just sexy!  and Boy can they be aggressive!


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Re: Summer in the fresh.
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2013, 09:11:08 AM »
Nice fish mate. Gotta love those freshwater jacks and I reckon JP's are one of the premier and by far the most underated fish in FNQ.

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Re: Summer in the fresh.
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2013, 03:50:47 PM »
If we don't get some decent rain soon we might not have much of a Sweetwater fishery....  :Oops)

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Re: Summer in the fresh.
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2013, 02:02:45 PM »
King tides this weekend mean that my favourite sweetwater haunt will be sour Saturday morning...  Fingers crossed, should mean for some good jacks ....  Still no decent rain though.

 

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