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« on: October 12, 2010, 07:14:26 PM »
Hey guys I am thinking of heading to Borumba on sun morning does any one know how it has been fishing?

Does the rain like we have just had generally turn the fish off?

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Re: Borumba dam
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2010, 10:02:52 PM »
Hey Parky,

I caught up with some fella's after our meeting for stocking Ewen Maddock last week and the Bass have been on the chew at Borumba. The boys got 20 great Bass in a short session. The are still schooling up at the entrances of the arms, however I don't know after all this rain. You may even want to check to see if you can get to the dam with some creek crossings before you venture out there, especially with more rain on it's way.

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Re: Borumba dam
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010, 10:17:44 AM »
Hey dave,

Ben and I were there last saturday, got 1 bass and a hit on surface, ben did pull the hooks on what would have been a cracker. The fish were everywhere on the sounder, but couldnt draw a strike. Up the back the weed has been a bit dislodged by the rains making it very difficult with the lures fouling every cast when fishing weed beds, the water is also looking a little discolored.

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My recommendation, fish rocky banks early (that way you can avoid the weed). Then find a school. Have a look around where the 2 arms meet. The less boat traffic the better, they would shut down for 10mins if a boat came past. Blades do the damage there

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Re: Borumba dam
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2010, 01:17:21 PM »
Thanks guys I am hoping to get up there early and try my luck on surface. I have never got any on surface.

Do you have any suggestions on surface lures for up there?

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Re: Borumba dam
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2010, 02:20:05 PM »
DogX jr, PopX, Anthrax, tiny torpeedos, sammy 65s, zara puppies, 55 JJ stumpjumpers (without the bib)  :thumbsup, SK pop, jitter bugs, halco crazy crawlers, bubble pops. Basically anything will work, i prefer dark colors, with something reflective in the paint job.

I got a hit late morning up the back last week on my PopX. Was about the only action i got. Fish in the backs of bays, if you see togas crusing, try and lead the fish by no less then 8 ft. More the better. They get a little spooked when u try and bomb lures on their head.

And i cannot stress, Work slow with lots of pauses, and you can never pause for to long

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Re: Borumba dam
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2010, 04:05:30 PM »
DogX jr, PopX, Anthrax, tiny torpeedos, sammy 65s, zara puppies, 55 JJ stumpjumpers (without the bib)  :thumbsup, SK pop, jitter bugs, halco crazy crawlers, bubble pops. Basically anything will work, i prefer dark colors, with something reflective in the paint job.

I got a hit late morning up the back last week on my PopX. Was about the only action i got. Fish in the backs of bays, if you see togas crusing, try and lead the fish by no less then 8 ft. More the better. They get a little spooked when u try and bomb lures on their head.

And i cannot stress, Work slow with lots of pauses, and you can never pause for to long

Cheers

Jackson

Thankyou for that great reply & sharing your information Jackson. You've almost inspired me to get my ducks in a row to get up there myself, after the flows slow tho.    :youbeauty

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Re: Borumba dam
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2010, 04:48:44 PM »
Yeh i think waiting for it to settle will definately be the go. in one week a couple of mates and myself went from a catch of about 30 bass, 2 yellas and 2 toga... to one small bass last weekend. So i think the influx of water definitely has had an effect on the fishing  :(

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Re: Borumba dam
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2010, 01:27:52 PM »
I don't think I can add much more. Was up there last weekend for the Variety Toga on Fly comp. There were Bass schooling up at the junction of the two arms but weren't interested in fly (pre-fish boredom).

Toga were a real hit and miss affair, only coming on for very short bursts early morning and late arvo. Virtually shutdown from 8am-4pm. Having said that I was raining and blowing a gail :)

All Toga caught up the very end of both Yabba and Kingham.

 

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