Clarrie Hall Charter Feb 11, 2017

What do you do when it’s too hot to go fishing?……”MAN UP GIRLY BOY” and go fishing anyway!! With temperatures forecast to reach the high 30’s/ low 40’s it was always going to be hot. So with plenty of sun protection and plenty of fluids Ned and I hit the dam nice and early. To make things more challenging, there was not a breath of wind until about 1pm so it was a little sticky to say the least.

With the surface temperature so warm we chose to give surface fishing a miss and immediately tied on the Jackalls. Although diving minnows appeared to be the lure of the day for Ned, my lures attracted no fish. Ned’s little Jackall swam and swam all over the dam and by the end of the day he had racked up a total of 10 fish! I, on the other hand couldn’t raise a fin. I flogged the water with the same Jackall lures but in every other colour variation than Neds lure. It seems he had the ‘go to lure’ for the day and it was the only one in the tackle box. This for me confirms the importance of colour. On this day it was clearly the difference between an abundance of fish or none.

Over the years I have noticed this particular colour consistently catches more fish. It has always been my favorite colour for cod and bass fishing, but today really highlighted just how dominant it can be! I am almost at the point where I could throw out all the lures in the tackle box and replace them with ……….. ones. Anyway it was a huge pleasure to show Ned around our beautiful dam and put him onto some nice bass. Especially on his birthday. …..Happy birthday Ned!!

Simon Fitzpatrick

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2 Responses

  1. Ned

    A truly fantastic adventure!
    Simon made sure everything was prepared and planned perfectly. He taught me how to fish for Australian bass with very insightful explanations and suggestions. The paddle kayak is amazing, it allowed me to sneak up quitely and cast in to the best spots.
    Simon is a really cool instructor, he’s passionate about fishing and goes out of his way to help.
    I couldn’t of asked for a better birthday present!

    February 12, 2017 at 7:37 am

    • Thanks Ned. It was great to meet someone with such a passion for fish and fishing

      February 12, 2017 at 7:58 am

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