Tuesday, 23 September 2014



I haven't had the time on the water as much as I would have liked lately, but Jessi and I found some time up our sleeves and got the Bass gear out, hooked up the boat and left for the river early Sunday

After casting surface lures in the early morning sunrise with no success, I noticed  on the Lowrance side structure scan that the Bass were sitting in the snags, but sitting around the mid water column at around 2-3 metres.

Switching up to a diving lure I tied on a DUO Shad 62DR and within no time hooked up to a good size Bass around 350mm and pulling him from a submerged branch in a drop off zone.


as the morning went on I noticed on the sounder that the Bass started to come up a metre or so in the water column but were still not high enough for surface action Jessi and I tied on a DUO Tetra Works Toto Shad mid diver and managed to pull a few good 300mm Bass by retrieving lures alonside submerged logs.

Bass early in the season are sitting in deeper drop off zones, sitting alongside the banks awaiting ambush.

After boating around 5 good size Bass in early to mid 300's we started to make the long trip back up river and ran into a good mate of mine that didn't seem to have much success at all from the morning through to lunch.

Jessi and I decided to call it a day and headed back to the ramp and have decided to fish both Saturday and Sunday this weekend for dome skinny water bass addiction!.... Stay tuned for another report next week. Cheers for reading,

Dale Ward