Saturday, 18 August 2012



The Start Of The Morning With My Boat "In Between Day" (Named After The Cure Song)

Jake and I headed out to Nepean River to test the changes I made to my boat, with the new installed casting deck, Lowrance Elite- 5x DSI fish Sounder, and Minn Kota electric engine. we headed up river towards the Blue Mountains in search of some Rainbow Trout that have been known to inhabit the river system since the opening of the flood gates of Warragamba Dam, (most of Sydney's water supply) into the river.

Lure's That Were Selected For Today's Session
We trolled the banks with a deep diving Minnow Lure's for around an hour while monitoring the sounder, with no signs of fish and countless hook up's with weed in the system with decided to head up river further and flick lures along the banks.

Lowrance showing The Water Temp At 10 Degrees

Awesome Breakfast On The Water

But first we decided to cook up some breakfast on the boats deck and anchored alongside the bank. After breakfast we were casting some banks near by and decided to head back down river but as i started the boat without knowing Jake had left the engine in gear, it fired and took off at full speed toward the bank as i immediately turned the boat just in time before we hit the bank and ended up on land and corrected it in its right path. Quite funny as we collected ourselves and headed back down the river.

The Rock Face I Pulled The Trout Out From

Rainbow Trout On Crank Lure
We found a nice rock covered bank and decided to drift along it and flick some Crank Lures underneath the rocks that were hanging the banks edge in about 3 metres of water I flicked my Crank Lure under the rock face with a beautiful accurate cast that landed cm's from the edge Jake said "Nice cast, that deserves a fish" within two cranks i was on. We both called for a Bass but was quite supprised when colour came through the water and it was a beautiful Rainbow Trout measuring 42cm and around 1 Kg

The colours were really beautiful and bright like most of the wild caught Rainbow Trout's found in dam's, as this was not a river Trout originally as most Rainbow Trout's in river's are quite dull in colour.
I must say the Lure that i caught it on was a newly purchased Cranka Crank Lure, usually meant for Bass and Bream  and I must say that i love everything about it. Swims so well in the water and the action is amazing, I highly recommend you try this lure if you chase Bass and Bream and infact the site I purchased it from has the best prices around it also has a wide variety of Bass and Bream lures available at stealing prices. and the Owner hooks held the fish at bay quite nicely. Took a few minutes to revive this fish in the water, but as im a strong believer in catch and release especially in this case in which I try to preserve the stock of fish, would love for this fish to survive the summer and spawn in the system and keep this species thriving in the river, I released it and it swam off nicely to live another day.

First Wild Caught Rainbow Trout

It is also the first fish i had caught on my new light gear setup, The Ian Miller designed Shimano Raider II in 3-6 Kg, with the Shimano Sustain 2500, 5 Pound Power Pro Braided mainline, and 6 Pound Flurocarbon leader. Such a beautifully designed and responsive outfit. Check it out on the Shimano site

Cranka Crank Lure With Owner Hooks

Unfortunately it was the only fish caught on the day, with the watertemperature being around 10-11 degrees their are not many fish around as the are in the brackish waters spawning but stay tuned as it's warming up fast and Bass season starts in 2 weeks. Great day with good company, and the Lowrance and Minn Kota definately change fishing for any Sport Fisherman and the casting deck makes a world of difference  for any Lure Angler.

Always A Beautiful Site Seeing Catch And Release

MILF - "Man I Love Fishing"

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