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About timtam_

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    Fishing + Surfing + Camping = The good life

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  • Fishing Types
    Freshwater and Impoundment Fishing
    Estuary and Coastal Fishing
  • Fish You Target
    Grassy Sweetlip
    Mangrove Jack
  • Lure Types Used
    Softplastic Lures
    Other Lures
  • Favourite Lure
    Anything plastic
  • Favourite Bait
  • Best Catch
    51cm Bass

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  • Tailor
  • Bass
  • Bream
  • Cod
    35 odd
  • Flathead
  • Mangrove Jack
  • Snapper
  • Grassy Sweetlip
  • Barramundi
  • Whiting


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    Motor Boat with Trailer

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  1. How Do You Take Good Photos For Your Reports?

    I've all but decided on a 4.5 polycraft centre console. The soft ride is my weakness! I'm happy to compromise fuel consumption and weight for comfort
  2. How Do You Take Good Photos For Your Reports?

    Just a bit of a blur on her fingers. Getting there! New boat is next.
  3. How Do You Take Good Photos For Your Reports?

    Jeez those came out really bad quality
  4. How Do You Take Good Photos For Your Reports?

    I cop it a lot from mates because with a bit of "forced perspective", you can also make the fish look a fair bit more impressive than it would otherwise. Case in point: If you reaaaaally look at the photos below, the fingers/grips will show their realistic size. But if you take the photos at face value, they're all stonkers. As @Angus said, hide the grips, hide the fingers, and get a big grin on your mug. I'm still land and tinny based so I do the best with the fish we get You can see all of our photos and fishing trips at https://www.instagram.com/fishframes_/
  5. south queensland Fishing When Barometer Is Low

    I've definitely noticed it in the fresh, more so in creeks and rivers. As that article says @Old Scaley, the dam bass (I find), will swim deeper on a low barometer. That pretty much rules out topwater fishing in my book for anything under 1020hPa. But, a bad of fishing is better than a good day at work.
  6. south queensland Sara Popped My Cherry

    This comment gave me a good laugh! Yes all landbased, with the water being so high at the moment it made for a reaaaally challenging walk. Head high grass, knee depth water, etc. No snakes or ticks somehow
  7. south queensland Sara Popped My Cherry

    No bass. They weren't really the prime target as my mate fishes at the spot regularly and it's uncommon for him not to get hook multiple toga in a session. In all honesty, as we fished the top quarter of the water column we were not really a shot a bass. @Luc53 thanks mate.
  8. Preference In Braids

    I've recently been on the fins 40g train. Thin, light, round. Its great all round.
  9. Hopefully the heading isn't too misleading.. Scored my first toga land based at NPD this week, on a little Chartruese spinner-bait slow rolled/hopped along the bottom, she went 70cm tip to tail. The two fellas I was with both scored 40cm+ tilapia. We saw a kayak in the section of the dam which I thought was zero-access.. have the rules changed? Anyway, here's the photo
  10. Finally managed to get some time free and decided to take my $50 canoe out for a spin last Sunday and again on Sunday afternoon just gone. Trip #1 Having never fished the area, we weren't sure exactly how to approach the fishing and started with some imitation TN60's which didn't attract any attention. The fair amount of water flow was pretty discouraging as the water was far from clear. I would say about half a meter's visibility. We pushed upstream as far as we could until the shallow rapids wouldn't allow any further progress. The current pushed us downstream fairly quickly which made the fishing hard and we were having to correct our position after nearly every cast. With no interest vibes and plastics in the first pool averaging a meter deep, we floated further back to the launch point to a deeper section. A decent laydown tree looked too good to ignore and with a cast to the back of the snag, I saw a bronze flash, my drag zzzzzzzzzipped, and my leader knot failed we switched to diving hardbodies which proceeded to land us 6 fish, all under 25cm, but all heaps of fun and a first for both of us in a canoe! (and a first bass on lure for Tika). Sun went down and with tummy rumbling we went home for tea. Trip #2 Although I was hungover from Saturday and Tika was feeling just as good, we couldn't waste the weekend after having to work most of Saturday (again). Canoe went back on the roof, quick stop to BCF to buy some jig spinners and top up my plastics supply and we were cooking with gas. Because I've not yet had time to add any extras to the canoe it's still a blank canvas but I've got fitout gear coming from ebay in the mail and a couple of hundred stickers to make it look the part. Water was still flowing over the causeway but at a much slower rate and the water was awesomely clear. Again we pushed as far as we could (however I was paddling with my thongs on my hands as I forgot the paddles lol). We both opted for Zman 3" Minnowz in mood ring on a 1/6th jighead equipped with a jigspinner on the front for flashiness and snag resistance. My third cast of the afternoon landed underneath a bottlebrush tree......... Twitch twitch, BANG! A good tussle on 6lb line & leader gave me a 36cm FL fishy. Needless to say was stoked. Two casts later on a shady snag only two meters from the first, another good fish!! Came in slightly smaller at 33cm and with some kind of lesion on his noggin. The bite went quiet for a while until tika landed a cute 25cm model from the same snag which I lost a fish on the previous week. Stoked again! We continued for another half an hour before heading off. Not bad for a two hour session on 30 minutes from home Tim
  11. south queensland Micro Jigging

    Hey mate, it's probably my favourite type of fishing at the moment. I love the slower jigs like Gomoku Koika's and Slow Rockers, weight depending on the depth. 40g is good for pretty much everywhere in the bay (or up to 15m) but it really depends on current. You can fish lighter jigs in deeper water if there's no current. I usually drift, but in saying that, anchoring on a reef or rubble patch and cast/retrieve hopping it along the bottom is also popular, guys like Sammy Hitzke are smashing it in the bay. If you are heading out to the Gneerings then 40-60g jigs would be sweet if you are drifting with minimal wind. I've found slow, fat jigs are ideal for pretty much anything on the reef, slimline jigs like Shimano's Colt Sniper are good on the Tuna (and everything esle) from what I hear. At the end of the day it's dependant on what type of fishing you do, if there's not much current, you can jig while at anchor if you are smart about where you drop your jig and try to keep your line as vertical as possible. Goodluck fella!
  12. Canoe Project

    @Nog that's a negative. Only looking at little creeks and the like for the moment. @Tybo legend!! Thanks mate.
  13. Canoe Project

    ahahah thanks gents. Yes @Drop Bear I haven't decided on the best method yet. Just using single ended canoe paddles. Might even just opt for a saddle on either side of the seat so i can drop the paddle above my lap to save tethering every time. Awesome suggestions @Tybo. I'll have to get a little design together to mimic White Pointer and I'll definitely opt for the SSS fixings as opposed to a piece of rope for the handle.
  14. Canoe Project

    I know there's a few DIY heads on here so I thought I'd throw this up so you can follow along. Uni and work are killing me at the moment but I picked up an old canoe with the paddles from an old bloke moving houses for $50 - Happy days. Having not yet caught a wild bass or SEQ Jack, my plan is to get the White Pointer ready for bass season in the next few weeks. Sanding has commenced, then I'll patch her up, spray her in a hammertone grey, add some stickers and then I just need time to use the bloody thing. As it's a pretty blank canvas, I'll only be adding some paint, pinchweld around the edges, a few bits of carpet here and there, and a rubber trim around the outside where the old one used to be. Anybody got any good ideas that I can throw in to make life that little bit easier? (Obviously don't want to add anything with weight.) Cheers
  15. south queensland Bombed Out At Borumba

    Borumba has been hard for months... bait is as usual but they had an electric only comp there with some of the bigger names. The winning boat only landed three fish for the day... Not sure why the change!