Hello again fellow Yakkers
Another weekend, another trip. This weekend I headed to a place I found in my work travels.
Location is Moy Pocket and the System is the Mary river. Its a tough little place but very interesting country. Best of all it has about a million snags
and some of Australias most agressive fish including Australian Bass, Mary River Cod, Spangled Perch and Saratoga as well as a famous local the Lung Fish.
Friday night, I convince the Boss that we should head out to the good country for a paddle and a flick in the morning... Gold!
Up at 6am for an acceptable start (in terms of the better half) and load quickly for a 7am takeoff.
Somehow after a fuel up and a brekky stop we get to the drop zone by 8:30am?( its only a 40 min drive from home...)
Get down to the water for a quick perusal of what is to come, and quite surprised of how much water there is ( last time I went, there was only half as much).
Alright, time to get stuck in! Take the yak down and let the Mrs go for a paddle while I spend some time walking the banks, flicking some structure.
About an hour passes and not as much as a strike or a follow. Tried 2x divers, 2x spinners, a popper and a walker.
Starting to be a bit concerned, then the Mrs turns up and I'm off for a Yak
With renewed hope I head off down river and get to some deeper water. Flick for a little and no love, so move on
See a bird... you'll see
lots of snags and no action... WTF!?
Suddenly there was a big gulp of the surface about 10 meters to my left... flick but still nothing.
down a couple of drops now, finding it hard to deal with the current.... moving so fast I can't fish anything. So I pull off to the bank and Flick a massive log/tree sitting right in the middle of the river. Looks really good but maybe a little shallow.... about 1m deep right in the snag.
peppered for about 10 mins before I try something different
I cast to the left of the structure ( current is running left to right) and let the floating diver float right into the snag..... First try, flick..... WACK! On! and not a bad fish. A couple of short runs back at the snag and I get him turned away coming back to me and then onto the Bank. Measures in at 40cm, a new PB for me, up from 38cm.
Decide to walk down the river a little as it will be a big effort to get back in the kayak through these currents, and there is easy access on the banks.
Find a nice little spot where the river bends and slows nicely into a deep pool. A couple of casts right up against the opposite bank and BANG! On again, this time good head shakes and some solid runs( if I was in the bay I would have screamed out SNAPPER!) I gain control and bank another nice fish, this time an estamate of around the 40cm again
A big paddle back and I find the Mrs is gone and car nowhere to be seen.... LOLWUT?
She turned up about 45 mins later and so ends a brilliant day.
Here is the video.... can anyone recommend a good editing program? http://youtu.be/0b79JUIEaj0
I am very keen to get out with others in these areas if anyone wants to plan something? Closed season is coming up for Bass and I would like to get out at least one more time b4 it shuts down. PM me if you are keen.
Still loving it