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Ballarat Brown Trout

Postby IceManDude » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:50 pm

Been a while since i posted... been a while since i fished properly!!

Took the yak out to Ballarat's Lake Wendouree last weekend after hearing a few promising reports of trout going well.

ended up with 3 good browns, one going almost 50cm and they all fell to the Pontoon 21 Gagagoon 55 in Golden Perch pattern. i got busted off by two fish including one cracker that jumped only a couple of metres from a mate in his kayak and then it wrapped me around the rowing lane marker buoys and the 3lb fluro didn't stand a chance with a 5lb+ fish and rope!! I dropped another (it also tried to wrap me up) and missed a few solid hits.

All in all it was a great morning on the water and i forgot how well and dirty trout fight :D


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Re: Ballarat Brown Trout

Postby stussman » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:27 pm

Nice trout. I didn't realize trout had sharp teeth like in the photo. Tasty.
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Re: Ballarat Brown Trout

Postby IceManDude » Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:36 pm

stussman wrote:Nice trout. I didn't realize trout had sharp teeth like in the photo. Tasty.


they also have hooks on their tongues :D
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Re: Ballarat Brown Trout

Postby killer » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:12 pm

Geez you don't thumb grip a Trout do ya :shock:

Nice fish.

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Re: Ballarat Brown Trout

Postby mehi » Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:46 pm

Nice. Trout definitely on my to do list
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Re: Ballarat Brown Trout

Postby IceManDude » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:45 pm

no thumb grip these fellas... lipgrips or fingers in the gills if they are going to hit the table
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Re: Ballarat Brown Trout

Postby gcfisho » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:10 am

Nice fish and fun on light gear.Used to get onto a few in the Bendigo region growing up.
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Re: Ballarat Brown Trout

Postby IceManDude » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:34 am

patwah wrote:Craig, wheres the bloody product placement hangin' out of the gob??

I had to look 3 times....


Ripped out of the fish when they were flopping around in the net... i'm not one to put it back in for a photo, you can see with the last fish the lure in the net then i pull it out... thats as close as i got
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Re: Ballarat Brown Trout

Postby TheFishinMusician » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:19 pm

Great fish Craig, especially considering that lake was a dustbowl a couple of years ago!
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Re: Ballarat Brown Trout

Postby AJD » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:57 pm

Top fish.

You've got my hopes up for my trip to Jindabyne this weekend. First trout trip in years. Fingers crossed!
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Re: Ballarat Brown Trout

Postby badmotorfinger » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:12 pm

Shirts not just product placement PWah. We all have morning after regrets. What does mine say?

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