Trip Reports • 21/7 NSW Jindabyne (Kalkite) - Min First, Devil Second

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Re: 21/7 NSW Jindabyne (Kalkite) - Min First, Devil Second

Postby Petro » Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:52 pm

Oh boy, as one who has till now only lurked here (and soaked up mucho useful info from the good sports who share their experiences -- ta) let me say, yay, great report. Thank you. Fair set my heart pumping.
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Re: 21/7 NSW Jindabyne (Kalkite) - Min First, Devil Second

Postby kayakone » Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:02 pm

Ripper Geoff.

And ditto on the heart've perfectly captured the excitement of trout trolling. Ya gotta be happy with that!


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Re: 21/7 NSW Jindabyne (Kalkite) - Min First, Devil Second

Postby sunshiner » Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:02 pm

Gee, congrats on the brookie, and a very good TR. Reading through it brought back fond memories of the overnight fishing trips we did at Jindabyne. Sometimes with a tinny, sometimes with our canoe. Rarely did we go home without fish. We'd take the camping gear in the boat and find a place to camp then fish by trolling or by casting from the shore in the evening. The kids loved it. This was around 30 years ago. How I would have loved to have had a lake boat like yours, however.

Good read and nice pics. One small point: making your pics no wider than 700 pixels would allow them to fully display on my iPad. At 800, as they are, the tail of the brookie was chopped off. Edit: I now see that you've changed how the images are presented. If you use Photobucket or similar, create at 700 pixels wide max and they'll display bewdifully.


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Re: 21/7 NSW Jindabyne (Kalkite) - Min First, Devil Second

Postby Ado » Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:19 pm

Good job on the change of direction Gee. It's an awesome sunny day down here, but white caps at 10am. Don't know about the 5m swell though. More like 0.5. Still, it's good that the BOM lied sufficiently to send you in the right direction.

Bloody fantasic report mate/ Loved the word pictures and the picture pictues too. That one with the PA on the bank is a keeper. Trout for lunch and dinner. Browns are especially tasty (well for trout anyway). I really must try Jindt one day. Too many good reports to ignore. I'm glad that you forgot my recommendation for Micro-Mins was to target Redfin. Still, trout are not a bad consolation.
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Re: 21/7 NSW Jindabyne (Kalkite) - Min First, Devil Second

Postby Wrassemagnet » Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:36 pm

Love your work Gee!
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Re: 21/7 NSW Jindabyne (Kalkite) - Min First, Devil Second

Postby paffoh » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:54 pm

About as good as they get Geoff, especially the Brook.

Definately a strange fight, bit of a wet sock?
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Re: 21/7 NSW Jindabyne (Kalkite) - Min First, Devil Second

Postby Rstanek » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:08 pm

Congrats on the Brookie Gee, I'm envious...
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Re: 21/7 NSW Jindabyne (Kalkite) - Min First, Devil Second

Postby granpop » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:29 am

Lovely Brookie Geoff. Have caught a few, but that one is the best I have seen.


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Re: 21/7 NSW Jindabyne (Kalkite) - Min First, Devil Second

Postby Dodge » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:06 am

Gee even looking at the couple of scenic shots of the lake caused a shiver mate.

Nice to see the mix of trout varieties and along with cod are some of the prettiest patterned fish you can land I feel, and no surprise to see the MicroMin did the job being a great all round lure.

Results like that leave you contented but keen for another round on the water.
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Re: 21/7 NSW Jindabyne (Kalkite) - Min First, Devil Second

Postby Squidder » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:31 pm

Hearty congratulations on that Brookie Geoff, I know how long you have been chasing that fish. It is also good to hear that it was chucking up yabs on the way in - suggesting it was feeding well. I wonder if it was stocked as a fingerling or an adult ex-brood stock. I have heard that the ex-breeders don't thrive as they are unaccustomed to eating anything other than pellets - so your fish might have grown up in the lake? If that's the case, it is a really exceptional fish! I have caught three brookies at Jindy, almost certainly all stocked as fingerlings as they were all <30cm and quite skinny. Great reporting mate and glad you got rewarded for braving the sub zero temps. :D
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Re: 21/7 NSW Jindabyne (Kalkite) - Min First, Devil Second

Postby blueyak » Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:18 pm

Some great fish there Mr Gee.
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Re: 21/7 NSW Jindabyne (Kalkite) - Min First, Devil Second

Postby pescado » Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:33 pm

Congrats on the brookie Geoff. Can't get over how fat it is
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Re: 21/7 NSW Jindabyne (Kalkite) - Min First, Devil Second

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Re: 21/7 NSW Jindabyne (Kalkite) - Min First, Devil Second

Postby koich » Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:19 pm

Dear Geoff,

The only thing that made me feel better about never catching a brookie was the fact that you hadn't either.

Bugger you.


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Re: 21/7 NSW Jindabyne (Kalkite) - Min First, Devil Second

Postby Haynesy » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:24 pm

What an excellent report. Love you TR style BigGee, best I've read in ages from a variety of forums. This report had me racing off to look at the calendar......lets see, next rdo going to melbourne?????, one after 3 weekends, family stuff.......If i get to Jindy before bas season opens it's gotta be a sicky then......ahh, my back feels a bit crook.
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