Its been another busy week with a heap of awesome people jumping on board and coming for a fish with Freshest Fishing Tours! The fishing has been pretty good too with lots of fish coming on board.
We’ve been finding lots of fish in both the Bellinger and Kalang, but the Kalang has been a bit more productive this past week.
Flathead have been easy enough to find around the flats and again we managed more from the Kalang side than the Bello side over the past week. I had Brenton and Troy out for their second trip in as many weeks and they got a heap of bream, a few good whiting and some nice flatties. Greg, Hugh & Nick came out for an arvo flick and they also found flathead and whiting on vibes and crabs, and we then went way up the river and the boys got their first taste of topwater breamin and im pretty sure theyll be back for more!
I spent an arvo with Cath – my better half and a couple of our mates Tiff & Andy, for a bream session and in a few hours we found a heap of fish on shallow hard bodies and topwater. Tiff put the first runs on the board for team girl power but Andy soon put us back in front and we proceeded to prove that our persistant casting definitely outfished their relaxed ‘chill out on the back deck and cast every now and then approach’… Yeah we showed them! Its always fun to get out with good mates and good banter – was fun fishing with you 3 😉
Theres been good bream spread right through the systems and we’ve had a couple of awesome sessions on both lightly weighted/unweighted plastics along the walls, as well as some crazy topwater around the snags and gravel beds! Its such a good time of year for breamin further up the rivers around the natural structure – the bream are happy to eat cicada patterns and other surface lures pretty much all day long, and when they go quiet on the surface a shallow hard body in tight to a snag will get one un-stuck pretty quick!
One thing that has been missing the past week is the Jew, I’ve looked around for them a couple of times and they have been doing their ghost trick very well of late. I took Brett out who wanted to give it a real crack so we persisted for quite a while with perfect tides and good looking water but couldn’t make it happen. Brett certainly has the patience and persistence to be a jew fisherman – he never stopped casting for hours straight in search of one but we will have to wait till next time. A good consolation prize however was managing a Mangrove Jack as we ventured further up the river – its always a good feeling to have a Jack hit the deck! We were just about ready to call it a day after that but decided to have a quick half hour playing with a heap more bream along the rock walls before leaving.