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Adelaide - Barker inlet 19/11/06

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Headed to barker inlet on Sunday, arriving at 7:30 (went home at 12). It was near the bottom of the tide and had to walk the kayak to get into the first creek (mouth is really shallow). Once I arrived I thought "this is great, there will be no one else around" was a good looking bit of water. Then I hear a heap of crashing and splashing heading towards me from up the creek.......2 dolphins had the same idea as me and were hunting and crashing around all my bream snags....needless to say I caught none in that 1st creek. The dolphins couldn’t leave till the tide came in……so I had to move….friendly fellas circled the kayak a few times.

Moved to some other creeks and caught 8 bream for the day with the biggest 34cm. Things were a bit quiet, but this is an area I definitely want to explore further (this was my first time here).

Wasn’t having much luck on the HB’s or gulp chamo worms (never had much luck on gulp chamo worms, but other people love em????). What worked for me was grub style plastics fished deep in the snags. Without a well-placed cast there wasn’t even a small chance of scoring a fish.

Sorry no photos.
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bad luck jayden. the whole system seems a bit hit and miss sometimes.

troppo said:
Seeing dolphins like that would be totally awesome.
troppo, seeing dolphins up your way might be fun, but the buggers are everywhere in this river system, scaring away all our fish. just when theyre gone, you think "beauty, fish will bite now" and other dolphins take their place.

cant imagine having dolphins in that little creek at low tide. wasnt heaps of water in it last time we went.

better luck next time
ahhhh the eastern side. the place i intended to go before we settled on the torrens island creek...... interesting......

might have to sneak out before the sun comes up late next week and check out some of the more northern ones on the east side. launch at st kilda and work my way down.... hmmmm......decisions!!!
Muhahahaha my doctor cleared me to go kayaking effective immediately!!!!!

ill work my roster out to allow for maximum impact on the local populations :lol: :lol: only allowed to work 16 hours a week, so that leaves HEAPS of time to paddlefish........
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