rayke1938

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    6 Rustic Ct
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    0403072325
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    32068583

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    Redland Bay
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    Brisbane
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    Queensland
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    Australia
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    4165
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    Retired
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    fishing

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    live shrimp

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    65cm regurgitated by cobia at indropilly

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  1. Decky spot avail sunday 6am start fishing for bass with live shrimp. BYO tucker no bananas. Dam is fishing very well for bass and the occasional yella. 0403072325 if interested. Cheers Ray
  2. There was a bit more wind than forecast but it actually helped the fishing as we were fishing drop offs and the wind would blow us off the drop off and the i pilot would bring us back so we were able to cover both sides of the drop off and quite often as soon as the i pilot kicked in that was when the fish would savagely attack the shrimp. The majority of the bass were in the high 30s or low 40s with Hai getting 2 around 48cm. The wind dropped out around 10 am but the fish kept biting so we kept fishing with Dino being a late starter passing us just before we knocked off with a final tally of 82 bass. Graham had the gun spot catching the most fish but we all got our share. Going back on sunday and have a spare spot if anyone is keen. cheers Ray
  3. An extremely well written article By Dino on the PRFMA website. This is well worth while reading by any fresh water fishing person and could apply to your local. Have a look at the PRFMA website there is a wealth of info available there. CHeers Ray 2017 FISHING UPDATES FOR NORTH PINE DAM By Dennis Pearce Since the previous articles on the basics of fishing from a boat and land based fishing there has been quite a few changes, mainly about the lures used these days. First let me say that a lot of the lures being used are old ones that have had a facelift and new colours and now sell at inflated pieces. If you mentioned to a non-fisherperson that you caught your bass on gangbangers, maggots, spoons and crazy deeps they would think that you were the one that was crazy. Fish don’t seem to care what the lures are called or how much you paid for it. You can catch plenty of fish on a $5 lure. (Or much to my wife’s disgust, don’t be afraid to get into the partners nail polish and reinvent a few of the ones you have.) Everyone has their favourites, it’s what gives you confidence that counts. Oh, and it helps if you are catching fish with your favourites. A few years ago, no lures were over $15 and now we have them over $40. For every expensive lure, there is usually a cheaper spin off. Some of the lures that appear to be working out at NPD are doing so because of changes in the structure. Before the droughts a few years back we used to have plenty of weed beds along the edges and some of these went a long way out into the water. As the water went down so did the weed edges. This caused the edge bite to die down quite a bit but we were lucky because the fish just moved out to deeper water. We have had to make a few changes ourselves to the way we fish. Shallow and Deep Trolling This was always an option when the bass schooled up in deeper water or shallow trolling over the top or close to the bushes that grew up along the edges when the water was low. By the time you have travelled the first few 100 meters you should be able to see what depth the fish are sitting at and choose a lure that is going to be in their face or just above them. Jigging This has always been around also but has become very popular again with a few revisited and a few new lures Blades There are more colours and some new shapes. These are a go to lure when the fish are sitting down deep out of reach of trolling lures. Weight depends on how deep you are fishing and how quickly you can get back to the strike zone. ¼ or ½ ounce are okay. Spoons Also back in vogue with some new colours and shapes and a bigger price tag Tailspinners These have also taken on a new profile with different sorts of blades on the tail. All of the above can jigged vertically off the bottom or hopped and slow retrieved after casting out away from the boat. Small Minnow Lures Are used along the edges and there are a lot of different varieties on the market. Jointed Minnow Spinners Have made a comeback on the market, smaller ones being used for bass and yellows and the larger ones for cod. Vibes. Hard and Soft These are still working well along with the new ones on the market. Ice Jigs Can be jigged off the bottom in deep water using a high or low lifting action. Surface Action This has been a bit slow over the past couple of years, due to the lack of lilies or weed edges. There are still bass, yellows and togas hiding in amongst the tobacco bush on the edges. Sub Surface Spinnerbaits, chatter baits, small hard bodies cast to the edges amongst the tobacco bush is still finding a few fish. Fly Fishing Recent catches on fly gives encouragement to the fly fisherpersons that fish NPD. Summary At the time of writing, July 2017 there have been some terrific catches coming out at the dam. These are due to most of the elements aligning, wind, rain, temperature of water, barometer, sunny or overcast conditions etc. Successful stocking by PRFMA is a prime reason. A good sounder is essential to find the bait schools that the larger fish are chasing. To get good results you still need to be dedicated and open to new ideas. Golden perch, Mary River Cod, Saratoga and Silver Perch are residents all the time. So good luck and hope you find a few. If you want a couple for a feed go for it but remember the quota rules and only take YOUR limit. Release fish carefully and quickly.
  4. What more can I say. Fantastic Place Fantastic Fishing Fantastic Weather Fantastic Company. It all came together yesterday with perfect weather and whilst we did not catch any trophy fish there were plenty of hard fighting lo 40s to keep us busy. Picked up one that Dino had tagged 2 years ago that has grown 20mm which is a great growth rate for a larger fish. Photos tell it all. Cheers Ray
  5. No red nose any more to go with the boat? Cheers Ray
  6. Went to NPD in the rain this morning with Hai, Jason and Jasons older daughter Heidi. Heidi was able to borrow Phoebe's treasured blue rod. It was a bit wet first off but the fish did not mind even though Jason had to endure some continuous advice about the power of the legendary blue rod from Heidi before he finally caught a fish by the time the counter reached a total of 20 fish.on the counter. Heidi was chuffed to have her own individual counter. Be interesting next time Jason is in town as we will have both Phoebe and Heidi on board. Jason may have to buy another blue rod. Ended up a beautiful glassed out morning with a total of 47 bass and 2 yellas on the counter, Cheers Ray
  7. giveaway

    Think its a jervis walker one well used as shown in photo. sorry gone cheers ray
  8. giveaway

    As shown in photo well used but still works. pick up redland bay gone
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    Free 12 inch cast oven pick up redland bay phone calls only no pms. 0403072325
  10. Just to NPD again. Cheers Ray
  11. 4 mornings getting up at 3am have taken a toll on me . we had to work very hard this morning to get 50 bass the schools seem to have dispersed and when we found a small school we would catch around half a dozen fish and they would move on. The size is also down a bit with the best fish just going over 40cm. The shrimp pots were loaded so I have plenty in the tank for Sundays onslaught when Phoebe's sister will be there with us with a blue rod. : Percy was disappointed as we had no forkies to feed him with.But he still hung around all morning, Cheers Ray
  12. Another good day with Graham and Don .It was a bit cool to start off but soon warmed up to a beaut day being glass out conditions until around 11am. We moved a few times as the fish slowed down and ended up with 72 bass and 2 yellas with both yellas and a few bass taken home by Graham and Don. The fish seem to be sitting on most dropoffs and even if you only see one on the sounder as soon as you drop a live shrimp they soon arrive Cheers Ray
  13. Had a really enjoyable day at NPD this morning . A little fog on the way up but it ended a lovely day with little wind until just before we left. Had two fantastic deckies ( Gary and his mate John who is visiting us from his home state of Minnesota) John was very impressed with the number of fish and their size and fighting ability. He underestimated how well a good bass can go and smashed one of Garys rods. John had the gun seat and could not stop pulling in bass whilst Gary looked on in envy. The bass were a better quality than yesterday with plenty over 40cm landed. Final score was 69 bass and one yella plus 2 tandans. John and Gary have made a very generous donation to the PRFMA to purchase fingerlings in appreciation for the trip. THANKS FELLAS. John is heading back home on Tuesday so bon voyage and hope you have fond memories of your stay in Australia. Cheers Ray