FRIDAY, jUNE 22, 2012
I drove back from Cairns this arvo after a quick work trip and stopped by Tully for a quick fish. I ended up with about 10 JPs and 8 sootys for about 2 hrs fishing! All sootys fell to a little rapala as did about half the JPs, and the rest of the JPs fell to a little sammy stick bait. It was great watching the stick bait get smashed on the surface, and the other memorable hook up was the first fish, a solid JP close on 40cm. I hooked a little guy and then these two brute JPs raced out from cover and attacked the little guy which resulted in the 40cm model stealing the lure from the little guy! Awesome session.
tHURSDAY, aPRIL 26, 2012
Herbert Tributary Jungle Perch and Sooty Grunter
My first cast with a 2" Berkley T tail and 1/8oz jig head was smashed by a little sooty.
Nic soon followed with a number of sootys, but they were wising up quickly. I changed to a mask vib and again the first cast was hammered but this time by a healthy jungle perch.
We both tried a heap more casts and Nic jumped a small barra off but that was it for this spot so we moved on upstream.
Here we tried a mix of hard body and soft plastic lures and scored quite a few more sootys. These ranged in size from the micro model to Nic's PB wild sooty. A fish of about 35cm and a kilo in weight. A great capture in the tight country, fast water and with light gear.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2008