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Went to Fishing Creek/Corio Bay up here in Central Queensland on the previous Saturday with my Brother in tow who in turn had his new Hobie Fisherman in tow - I must say that I was happy with my Swing but after seeing the quality of the finish on the Hobies i'm almost in the market again!!

Arrived just before lunch time and it appeared to be dead high tide. We paddled upstream to a spot of mine towing a couple of hardbody lures behind over the sandflats for no result. Did see what appeared to be a couple of queenies dart underneath us however. We arrived at our spot and started out with the soft plastics - 4" pumpkinseed turtleback worms. 4 casts later and I had 2 hits and 1 landed fish, a pike of about 40cm. Things slowed down after that and only managed to raise a few small bream before switching to bait. This raised a couple more bream, a couple of which were keepers (1 kept and one returned as it appeared to be carrying roe).

We then made a site change with my brother landing a very small flattie that was caugth accidently on a bait left out during a landing for a break! Arrive at the next spot and the bites were coming thick and fast - from the mozzies!! I could not believe it, they were the absolute thickest I have ever seen them - I was killing four at a time when trying to swat them on my arm. Naturally the fishing here was great. I landed another large pike on a turtleback worm and my brother raised an estuary cod and a fingermark. Look at the photo closely of my brother holding up his cod and you'll notice the enforced smile caused by the plume of mozzies i'm forcing him to endure as i take "just one more photo" :lol:

I cracked it and left that site asap - we spent the rest of the afternoon exploring and managed a keeper flathead while drifting with the current and casting into a likely looking eddy. All up a great day out resulting in about 8 fish each and 5 species encountered with a keeper bream and flathead that went down nicely on the bbq for lunch - not to mention a great sunset as you can see in the photos. Lowlight was then enduring a low tide pack up (waters edge about 200m over soft thick sand to the cars) and fish clean while the mozzies really came out to play...shocking. Unfortunately Troppo couldn't make it out with us - maybe next time Troppo!
 

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Sounds great , except for the mozies. Try some bushmans waterproof. Its so strong and doesnt come off, probably stop the fish biting too :lol:
 

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great stuff Scotty
will be trying my best to get back up there Sunday for a fish.
 

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Nice result Scotty, and the sunset pic would make a good desktop for a yakker; I would use it but presently have my swing at dawn on the Hinze
 

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Dodge said:
Nice result Scotty, and the sunset pic would make a good desktop for a yakker; I would use it but presently have my swing at dawn on the Hinze
dodge - thats exactly where the photo is presiding at the moment :)
 

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Good one, Scotty Beefs (and family). Mozzies, I knew there was a reason why I didn't want to go!

That sunset pic is a beauty. Beautiful country there.
 

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nice work mate...

yeh like breambo said... go the bushmans... its strong and you only need one application to last the day (unless you capsize!:p) the stuff i have is in an areosole can and cost me about $20... but i can assure you its well worth it!

cheers, troy
 
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