“Happy New Year” to all fishos!
And thanks for all the post reads last month; did none of you have anything better to do over Xmas? But keep it up and share away please.
A new year and with it new expectations of a bumper summer season that so far has left most of us scratching our heads. Moments of complete ecstasy spread out between long languid periods of frustration and misery – the Sydney Harbour doldrums. This all sounds a bit depressing but when you’re catching metre-long kingfish and every other prize species under the surface on one day, and then spending the next three days scratching around for crumbs, it can make for a tough new-year hangover!
My short Xmas holiday was spent in the mountains with my old mate Steve Dunn. We took two days to check out his favourite haunt, Lake Eucumbene, and I had my ‘best ever’ lake session on super fit rainbows and browns, loving the highest lake levels for over 20 years. You all know I love my ‘Minn Kota-mota’ but Steve has this down to a new level, using ‘spot-lock-jog‘ to move quietly into top spots in the deep soaks. He finds the deep channels on his sounder and can literally use jog to put me onto a fish at-will.