Exploring New Waters - 23 February 2013
Just a short report from a trip into the Bohle area on the weekend. I actually took a young fella out and we mainly fished conventionally, and we explored an arm of the creek that doesn't seem to get a lot of fishing pressure.
It had been a quiet morning, with just a couple of good hits and a small mangrove jack coming to the soft plastics. So despite the tight country I took the opportunity to put some concepts that I have been working on into practice.
The first challenge of course is to find the fish, and there were plenty about, particularly good sized pikey bream in schools of one's, threes and more cruising in amongst the mangroves both on the flooded high banks and just on the drop off.
Given the tight conditions I only got one really good shot, but it's a pretty awesome feeling to sight your quarry, cast to it, and then watch it chase down your offering with gusto (Which in this case was a Shannon's streamer tied by a virtual mate of mine, and the instructions can be found at www.flyfishohio.com). I was pretty stoked to finally sight and land a fish on my own... Now I remember what it was like to finish primary school!
The morning remained quiet but we still had an enjoyable time on the water, and I'm already planning the next trip in there when I am hoping to get locked in.
The only thing I'm disappointed about is that I took the bream off my top 10 for this year! Doh!