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Posted - 18/04/2017 :  14:49:42  Show Profile Send bendol a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey Guys,

I'm after some advice/your experience fishing the skinny water (higher up the system) this time of year.

I've almost always fished the lower sections (more brackish) but have loved my couple of trips in the skinny stuff and would like to do more but I know the bass will be heading down to spawn this time of year. How has the migration to spawn affected your skinny water fishing in the past?

It's a broad question I guess depending on the flow of the system, recent flooding etc but was just after your general experiences.

Thanks in advance.

SA Tom
Ausbass Member

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Posted - 21/04/2017 :  15:15:23  Show Profile Send SA Tom a Private Message  Reply with Quote

In my experience there are always some that don't make the trip or are physically stuck. Always worth a look.

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Ausbass Member

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Posted - 24/04/2017 :  13:24:05  Show Profile Send bendol a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Cheers Tom,

I was hoping someone would say that.

Appreciate your input.
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Ausbass Member

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Posted - 24/04/2017 :  16:41:21  Show Profile Send Tbone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey Ben, just a little tip.
Where ever you follow water up streams keep following the dry beds.
You will always find land lock water. Maybe you could get a bass out of there. My best spot is in one of those pools. If you are looking out of the city try some farm dams that are low near flowing water lots of trapped fish there at different times.

Edited by - Tbone on 24/04/2017 16:48:24
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Ausbass Member

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Posted - 25/04/2017 :  19:55:13  Show Profile Send bendol a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Cheers Dave, that makes sense mate. Really appreciate your tip pal.
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Ausbass Member

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Posted - 04/05/2017 :  11:00:43  Show Profile Send perchsearch a Private Message  Reply with Quote
After the flood in the Condamine, and Richmond systems the weed had been removed and the upper reaches much cleaner to fish. on my recent trips Catfish and carp seem to have enjoyed the clean out, there is always a percentage of fish that don't leave the headwaters, you will be surprised to see whats there.
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Chep Buxley
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Posted - 09/05/2017 :  20:34:24  Show Profile Send Chep Buxley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hope you did ok
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Ausbass Member

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Posted - 29/08/2017 :  15:07:11  Show Profile Send paulo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi all, I've been meaning to reply to this and now that I've done the work, here 'tis!

We had good spring ('16) and autumn ('17) rains, really good for fish to travel if they wanted to. If.

My son and his mates next door caught bass, on lures, in the July school hols. Freezing cold, frosts, maybe 17 in the day. We get nice cold winters. Mid 30's, claims about a monster. I got smashed up by 40+ fish on new years day, maybe the same fish, who knows?

Now the interesting bit that I've wanted to sort out. We are a touch over 250km from the spawning area for our system. Not an exceptional distance, but 100km of this is shallow, skinny water.

It really makes you think about how far bass will travel for a bit of comfort and a feed!

Good luck for the season!

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