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