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Bender vs the creek!

Discussion in 'Fishing Reports' started by Rod Bender, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    Prior to the trip I did think about trying lures but decided against it. With hindsight I should have done it. Of late I either fish with bait or I try lures. I am going out to the channel tonight armed with lures so that is this weeks 'lure effort'! An hour on my feet using lures is enough for me so that is what I do...after an hour or more on my feet I am ready to call it quits.

    As for being too cold for yabbies, my mate who fishes the same creek has been getting yabbies and shrimp for about 3 weeks. Yet I failed dismally. I was using wet cat food which normally does the trick. The one carp I got for the session should have gone into the shrimp net for bait. But as you said, it may still be too cold...I failed to get yabbies...so how can I argue?

    As for the fishing, one carp over 30 centimetres was the only result. I did not bother getting pics on the day as I have posted so many 'fishless' scenic pics from this place before!:cool: The action was slow to start with...almost non-existent! That was just as well as I was not getting that many shrimp. How hard would it have been to buy a tin of corn and take it in case it was needed? Apparently too hard! But I was confident of getting an abundant amount of shrimp. I was also confident with the prevailing conditions that a tonne of carp were going to be terminated and also a good chance of a yella...or two!

    For some reason after dark, the fishies came alive! As I was using circle hooks I let them hook themselves. Well, one of them did! A carp over 30 cm's. There were a lot of 'pickers' around...but not hookers!:) A couple times I was sitting there with my line out of the water as the shrimp department was letting me down. Usually I get more shrimp or yabbies after dark, last night...yeah, nah! I stayed until after 9pm and then left. I was also left scratching my head wondering what in the f#%^ happened today!:eek:

    Anyway, you have to excuse me now as I need to prepare for this evenings adventure!
    Cheers
    Team Bender
    Has anyone seen our mojo?
     
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  2. AWL

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    Least you got a couple of carp mate:cool: Better luck tonight.
     
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  3. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    Just the one...I mentioned it twice!:)
     
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    Reporting live from the creek! Target species...carp! Already lost one...tentative bites, appeared to be on and it was! Me thought it was small then the f***er came alive and shifted into locomotive mode! Busted me off which now makes me think that the new 12 lb mono I have on is sh!t! Anyway, glory awaits!
    Cheers
    Team Bender
    Carpafun...the end is near losers!:cool:
     
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  5. AWL

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    Perfect condition's for it this arvo bender,so expecting some big numbers out of you:cool::cool:WTF is the go with using 12lb mono on the suckers.You been spending to much time on them pommy carp forums and starting to tell your self your sport fishing for them???

    Team AWL
    Skull drag's all carp to their death
     
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  6. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    Normally the 12 lb line is fine. I think the line I had, despite being newly spooled, is sh!t!

    Anyway, in the end I remained fishless! I did not get one shrimp that was big enough for bait but did come home with four smallish yabbies for my next trip. I noticed on my arrival something different about the creek. It seemed wider! Then I realised the 'arrowhead' weed has gone! I wonder if this may also have something to do with the reduction in shrimp either by losing their habitat or wondering if some herbicide has been used. On saying that, the herbicide GMW uses is very friendly to aquatic species and they have used it in channels before and the shrimp have not been affected.

    I may have to ask the 'Citizen's Advice Bureau' for advice!
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    cheers
    Team Bender
    Carpafun continues!
     
  7. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    Intrepid reporter Rod Bender coming to you live from...out and about! I packed the fishing gear and headed for the creek! I knew it had not risen but I could not believe what I saw on arrival....the lowest I have ever seen it! I was not going to fish there as if I get a decent one I will struggle getting it up on the bank. So I had to make some decisions as to where I was going to go. Then it dawned on me...wait....for...it...ROAD TRIP!:cool:
    Am parked at one spot that I have wanted to check out and am now about to head north to check out a channel system that I have never fished before. I may not find somewhere to fish and I know the channels will be low but am checking for future reference. Glory awaits!
    Cheers
    Team Bender
    Going where others fear to go!​
     
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  8. AWL

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    Good luck Bender:cool: I'm not sure where all the water has gone either.Goulburn is up but that seems to be about it.Broken is up maybe a foot,was expecting a bit more after all that rain.
     
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  9. DeeBeeKay

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    I had a go at the channels and river today, 1 channel was too low, 1 channel was too high, and the river was too fast, all were like fishing in coffee,:eek: cheers davo
     
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  10. Rod Bender

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    Well...that was fun! After I left Katamatite I headed north to check out a nearby channel. They don't look that bad but access is limited. Then I realised I wasn't too far from Cobram. Cobram has a fishing tackle store!:) Made it just in time before they closed. Left Cobram with what appeared to be a superdupercell thunderstorm in my rear view mirror. Thought about punching through it with 'Blue Thunder' (my car) but alas common sense prevailed.

    Headed back to Katty with intentions of going to Numurkah to check out more channels. I should have checked my map (but instead I relied on 'the force') as I missed the channels and got to Numurkah. Next stop...Wunghnu and Murph's place. Well, the creek there was actually flowing! By chance Greg was going fishing as well. Greg got 3 small carp on worms but the carp found my yabbie offering a bit daunting.

    After about 20 minutes we had to pack up as the previously mentioned cyclones had done a right hand turn and was heading for us! So the rest of the evening was spent watching Robbie Alexander YouTube videos!

    On another note, I wouldn't be surprised if we have some isolated blackwater events around the area. Some water I saw today did not look too flash and it is about to be pushed along the system.

    So...I check river and creek levels tonight. The Boosey Creek at Tungamah (upstream of where I was) has risen 40 cm's today!:eek: I thought about returning to today's initial location tomorrow but realise the rise will not get there for a few days. Then it hit me...go tomorrow and just keep driving upstream until I hit water!:)
    Cheers
    Team Bender
    Has lost all faith in Luke Skywalker...'the force' sucks!
     
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  11. AWL

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    Sound's like a bit of a tour there Bender:)
    Had another look at the broken after work,reckon it has come up another 3ft since yesterday.
     
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    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    This is what I was confronted by as I arrived for my cod opening session last Monday!
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    There is some flow heading towards here from a creek which joins upstream. I am reasonably sure this inflow is coming off a creek that was dry prior to the rain event so I have a feeling the water is not going to be too flash!
    cheers
    Jim
     

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