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Title: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: Novice on June 24, 2012, 09:39:18 PM
Cod fishing again. Same place. Almost the same crew as a fortnight ago ( we swapped WayneD for Bushwacker instead). We felt we had unfinished business with some sections of the river we didn't get to on the last trip 2 weeks ago. Similar amount of cod landed ( 11) and a similar number dropped. Largest cod went 70cm. Only the one Yellowbelly caught.

Gibraltar reserve at dawn. Is that ET under the blanket??
(http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff380/Novice-Dave/G.jpg)
StevenM at the crack of dawn!
(http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff380/Novice-Dave/G1.jpg)
Morning frost.
(http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff380/Novice-Dave/G3.jpg)

(http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff380/Novice-Dave/G5.jpg)

(http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff380/Novice-Dave/G7.jpg)

(http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff380/Novice-Dave/G10.jpg)

(http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff380/Novice-Dave/G11.jpg)

(http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff380/Novice-Dave/G6.jpg)

(http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff380/Novice-Dave/SAM_02371.jpg)
Brad with a 70cm. ( and now we wait for the gopro vision of the catch  ;D )
(http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff380/Novice-Dave/G9-1.jpg)

Cheers,
Dave.
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: Sweetwater on June 24, 2012, 09:44:22 PM
Nice report fellas, wish I could have gone, but it looks like I'm out of the game for a while now...........

If that's what the crack of dawn looks like out that way, I'll gladly sleep in to avoid it.......  :walkplank

What lures were the best? Whirly gigs, timber or plastic?
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: Novice on June 24, 2012, 09:46:25 PM
Oh, forgot to mention we did heaps of this..
(http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff380/Novice-Dave/G13-1.jpg)
a fair bit of this..
(http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff380/Novice-Dave/SAM_02381.jpg)

(http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff380/Novice-Dave/SAM_02451.jpg)
but its all worth it paddling along like this....bliss.
(http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff380/Novice-Dave/G12.jpg)

Cheers,
Dave.
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: Novice on June 24, 2012, 09:49:47 PM


What lures were the best? Whirly gigs, timber or plastic?

The larger fish preferred spinnerbaits. I stuck to the Gara timber hard bodies most of the day and couldn't break into the 60's.
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: aussiebasser on June 25, 2012, 06:33:55 AM
When dawn cracks out that way it stays cracked!  Nasty.  Good to see you got some fish.
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: StevenM on June 25, 2012, 07:20:43 AM
I never saw no crack of dawn

but that is a bad moon rising

 :youbeauty

Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: squarebear on June 25, 2012, 09:15:49 AM
When dawn cracks out that way it stays cracked!  Nasty.  Good to see you got some fish.

Score one to Oargee 75 Plow.  There's just something about the name of that lure.  Pity the manufacturer's can't spell
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: fishbrain on June 25, 2012, 09:44:14 AM
I fished Codman & TT Spinnerbaits all day all fish over 60cm, Oh I did throw a 1oz TT Blade I think it landed in the front bar of Texas Hotel :Oops).
I will have a Video up soon.
Cheers Brad
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: StevenM on June 25, 2012, 10:22:06 AM
Well

Here is my input

This is what the crack of Dawn actually looks like

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s20/Hi-Yo/B-3.jpg)

And man was it cold. I slept in a pair of shorts and a T shirt as it was quite warm at around 10pm the previous night but when my thongs stuck to my feet when I climbed out to have a piss I knew it was bloody cold.

A shot of the frost across the back of the Hobie.

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s20/Hi-Yo/A-3.jpg)

I love the country down there and the river is a beautiful spot there is lots of portage through the section we did but it was pretty place.

A couple of random shots from early in the morning

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s20/Hi-Yo/C-3.jpg)


(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s20/Hi-Yo/D-3.jpg)

And my best fish for the day

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s20/Hi-Yo/E-3.jpg)

I threw hard bodies and spinner baits. Droped a few fish again, could not land one on a hard body.

Once again boys, thanks for the laughs, beats mowing the grass thatís for sure.

And Fitz, what have you done mate? You get married or something?
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: bushwacker on June 25, 2012, 11:21:22 AM
I havent got much to add.. The pigs where grunting all night thats for sure   :Hunting)

Only caught 1 on a garra tera and missed a take on fly, Down 1 baitcaster rod aswell fa f@%k sake....

Great time laughing at the floating show haha v :popcorn)

Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: Nativeman on June 25, 2012, 12:06:35 PM
Nice fishin Fella's,I love your reports and I'm looking forward to the Video....


Cheers

Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: fishbrain on June 25, 2012, 12:51:53 PM
I havent got much to add.. The pigs where grunting all night thats for sure   :Hunting)

YEAH might take the 30/30 next time shouldn't be too hard to pick off a pig they sleep in swags up there the Baldy one squealed all night   . :)) :)) :))

Hey Sel how you doin ? should have a video up this afternoon my internet is so F#CKING slow.
Cheers Brad
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: StevenM on June 25, 2012, 02:11:20 PM
Wanna add a big thanks to Fitz as well for the back coverage

 :thanks :yourock
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: fishbrain on June 25, 2012, 02:27:46 PM
Here it is ! :youbeauty

http://vimeo.com/44631412 (http://vimeo.com/44631412)
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: Nativeman on June 25, 2012, 03:47:33 PM
Nice video Brad, I'm going ok...

Does Poppy Smile?


Cheers

Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: Bracey on June 25, 2012, 04:37:47 PM
Well done boys, great to see you had a great weekend, even if it was a bit cold. How good are those trips with good mates, sharing good times and long yarns....oh, and catching some great fish.

Steve that's a side of you I didn't expect to see.

 :thanks Dave
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: WayneD on June 25, 2012, 05:17:31 PM
Wanna add a big thanks to Fitz as well for the back coverage

 :thanks :yourock

Did he have to special order Brads from the short and fat store?

Another great trip guys. Spewing I missed out although that frost doesn't look too inviting. Maybe in another fortnight I can get away and get my cod on.
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: Junglefisher on June 25, 2012, 05:37:43 PM
Camping in this bloody weather? No thanks!!
-5C here last night and not getting into the positives until 9AM or later.
Good fish though guys, I'm very jealous.
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: StevenM on June 25, 2012, 05:59:12 PM
Did he have to special order Brads from the short and fat store?


Brad did crack me up but, and its a line I am gunna use as well

He asked if Fitz supplied one for him in SM





now thats Small Marquee

Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: Novice on June 25, 2012, 06:13:36 PM


Does Poppy Smile?


Cheers

Often thought the same thing Sel. He must always be grumpy when he's apart from the missus .  :Hunting)
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: bushwacker on June 25, 2012, 07:15:36 PM
Wanna add a big thanks to Fitz as well for the back coverage

 :thanks :yourock

Ill second that there spiffy as hell and kept the sun off me !
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: fishbrain on June 25, 2012, 10:13:03 PM

 Spewing I missed out although that frost doesn't look too inviting.

Well we know your a bit of soft cock .
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: squarebear on June 26, 2012, 10:13:21 AM
Often thought the same thing Sel. He must always be grumpy when he's apart from the missus .  :Hunting)


Mine arse is for the kissing of you young bastards.........................  Happy? I am now >:(
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: squarebear on June 26, 2012, 11:06:45 AM
Wanna add a big thanks to Fitz as well for the back coverage

 :thanks :yourock

Fitz,
I felt very svelte and sexy in my new shirt.  Curse of the Good Looking Man!   Thank you.   :thanks

Never ceases to amaze me how much synthetics stretch before they scream.  Steve's shirt was heard to whimper occasionally throughout the day, but Brad's was shrieking like Mamma Cass was eyeing it off.  Bloody thing was nearly hysterical from the moment his head squeezed into it! :NiceThread) 
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: fishbrain on June 26, 2012, 11:50:36 AM
[quote I felt very svelte and sexy in my new shirt. 
[/quote]
You have never felt any thing you BITTER & TWISTED OLD BASTARD , Sel is right I have never seen you smile thank god you some how managed to catch a fish  so we didn't have to suffer you all the way home. :youbeauty
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: squarebear on June 26, 2012, 11:57:43 AM
[quote I felt very svelte and sexy in my new shirt. 

You have never felt any thing you BITTER & TWISTED OLD BASTARD , Sel is right I have never seen you smile thank god you some how managed to catch a fish  so we didn't have to suffer you all the way home. :youbeauty

You seem to forget my jocularity at that last Orphanage fire we went to?
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: fishbrain on June 26, 2012, 12:35:16 PM
You seem to forget my jocularity at that last Orphanage fire we went to?

I dont forget , I just don't think it's funny you making fun of my obesity  knowing I have glandular problem. :o                                       
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: squarebear on June 26, 2012, 01:42:44 PM
I dont forget , I just don't think it's funny you making fun of my obesity  knowing I have glandular problem. :o                                       


That would be the Expansive Stomach Gland ???

Damn thing nearly qualifies for it's own postcode
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: fishbrain on June 26, 2012, 04:38:22 PM

That would be the Expansive Stomach Gland ???

Damn thing nearly qualifies for it's own postcode

Is that right you nasty old bastard, it will be the last time I change your incontinence nappy on a trip .
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: Novice on June 26, 2012, 06:22:08 PM
Does Poppy Smile?


Cheers

Actually, after giving it a bit of thought, I haven't seen poppy smile since before labor lost the most recent state election. Maybe he's taking his favourite team's defeat badly.......time to get over it Jeff :)
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: squarebear on June 26, 2012, 09:36:16 PM
No respect! This to a man who was cradled in the arms of Pig Iron Bob as a baby. You'll burn in Hell for that you cheeky young Bolshie
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: squarebear on June 27, 2012, 08:54:59 AM
No Dave, You Young Dumbass  That's not Bob Bloody Hawke, Pig Iron Bob is Sir Robert Menzies : Doyen of the Right and all that's Holy and Sacred!
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: Novice on June 27, 2012, 06:09:43 PM
Geez, you must be old Jeff. Menzies was soo last century dude.
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: Sweetwater on June 28, 2012, 02:35:18 AM
No Dave, You Young Dumbass  That's not Bob Bloody Hawke, Pig Iron Bob is Sir Robert Menzies : Doyen of the Right and all that's Holy and Sacred!

 :OMG I didn't think Menzies would have been old enough.  :Oops)
Title: Re: Texas Cod Fishing again
Post by: aussiebasser on June 28, 2012, 06:48:07 AM
Sir Bob was the last honest Prime Minister this country had.