After breaking in the new rod a few weeks ago with a small jungle perch I was itching to get my feet wet again. We headed down to another local creek to test a trail scouted on Google Earth and jumped right in. While the walk was hard work, today the fish were not and at the end of the day seven fish were caught and many more were missed.
If you’re interested in seeing how it went check out the video below:
After a couple of hot weeks up in NQ, and a with the rain slowing down, i figured it would be a good chance to become one with Arnold and hunt down a couple of predators in the jungle.
The elusive Jungle Perch is a prized catch among light tackle fresh water fishing and after purchasing a new combo there wasn’t a better time to test it out. I’m using my new hyuga megabass rod paired with a shimano stradic 1000. Having yet to touch the water I was excited to get this rig wet.
Having spotted a few at the end of last year in a small creek I had walked, I headed back to see if they were still around. After a couple of cast I managed to hook up the first fish on the rod and after seeing the splash on the surface I knew I was in for a treat. The rod had scored a Jungle Perch as its first catch and I couldn’t be happier.
Although only a small catch and sadly the only catch of the morning, in my eyes, the trip was still worth it.
The last weekend of the holidays called for a sneaky fish and the sooties did not disappoint.
Trying to avoid the Townsville rain we departed early saturday morning and headed to Burdekin Falls Dam. The morning started slow with a couple hits and a small sootie and catfish to keep us interested.
After finding the prime locations it seemed playtime was over and fish were coming in one for one every couple of casts.
The hard body vibes seemed to be the best option and had the most luck hooking up to the fish.
Not to be outdone however the zerek prawn proved to be useful once again and got destroyed by the sootie shown below. Sadly the lure was lost to the rocks two casts later and I hadn’t packed and extras.
With a good start to 2017 I’ll be hoping to take the rods out a bit more often and have a flick. Until next time, keep fishing!