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copeton before closed season
« on: September 20, 2014, 08:57:08 AM »
Well the quest for a decent cod continues and i thought copeton would be worth a go at them. Never fished the place before but was impressed with the scenery upon arrival . First trip i manged 2 cod and dan 2 yells , 2nd trip was in the yaks and managed a pb yella 61cm and pb cod 70cm . Paul finally landed his first cod and 2nd cod and was cheering. last pic is the lures i found in the yak so worth keeping eyes open



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Re: copeton before closed season
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2014, 10:07:37 PM »
Nice report Wes, thanks for the update. I want to get down there one day, trolling or casting at timber?


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Re: copeton before closed season
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2014, 01:15:49 AM »
Thanks for the report Wes, great pics.  :thumb

What lures caught the fish? What sort of depth did you catch them?

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Re: copeton before closed season
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2014, 08:00:41 AM »
Well done. Some nice fish there. What length was the yella in the 4th picture?

It's always a bonus when you find a few lures!  8)

I've never fished Copeton before, only water skied there about 10 years ago. Looks like there is a lot more water in it now then when I was last there.

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Re: copeton before closed season
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2014, 08:19:41 AM »
Nice report Wes, thanks for the update. I want to get down there one day, trolling or casting at timber?


Cheers
Thanks nativeman , 1st trip was 95% casting for results , 2nd trip was  50% casting 50% trolling with success on both methods, since i had the yak it was easier to work through the timber on the troll. f i had a sounder it would make life easier in the yak.

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Re: copeton before closed season
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2014, 08:25:28 AM »
Thanks for the report Wes, great pics.  :thumb

What lures caught the fish? What sort of depth did you catch them?
Cheers mate , the first trip was freezing water temp 8-13 degree, so working vibes along rocky edges in 6-12 mtrs worked for me i just used upgraded g vibes, 2nd trip water was 13-14degree and i had success with the yellas on the g vibe again, my mate was using a oargee so as soon as i found one i tied it on and scored a pb cod at the 6mtr depth. as soon as the water temp gets over 15 the yellas should move shallower and start moving around a lot more. If you could brave the cold at night the locals were smashing monster cod on surface every night , but being a qlder i was not up for the cold  ;D maybe open season or new laws in november i will do some night trips with the big mudeye surface lure i found.

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Re: copeton before closed season
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2014, 08:30:10 AM »
Well done. Some nice fish there. What length was the yella in the 4th picture?

It's always a bonus when you find a few lures!  8)

I've never fished Copeton before, only water skied there about 10 years ago. Looks like there is a lot more water in it now then when I was last there.
Thanks j , that was my pb yella 61cm i put it around 10-12lb as it was fat and thick. i want to hit one of the 20lb yellas i hear about in there next trip  :D The dam level was just above 30% which makes it good for bush camping more options on where to set up  :) finding lures all so helps figure out what locals are using  ;)

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Re: copeton before closed season
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2014, 09:42:44 AM »
Wes,

You are the king at finding the lost lures. :thumbsup

Bout time you posted. :) fb must be broken :walkplank

Send me your mobile number btw.

Cheers,
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Re: copeton before closed season
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2014, 11:21:33 AM »
Wes,

You are the king at finding the lost lures. :thumbsup

Bout time you posted. :) fb must be broken :walkplank

Send me your mobile number btw.

Cheers,
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Cheers dave , i was happy with that haul of lures, great when you find quality  :D

 

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