Tag: trolling lures


humpback whale
October 01, 2016

Whales, Dolphins and Seals

Our last trip to Portland, at the end of the bluefin tuna season, was not profitable. But of all the boats that were out, I think only two boats caught anything. So it’s clearly starting to dry up, and the fish are moving on. But when one species leaves, the season for the next species begins, and we have heard lots of reports of the beginning of the snapper season in Port Phillip Bay kicking off with a few big ones caught. And as the weather continues to warm up, the sharks......

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Product Review: Predator Lures

Disclosure: Predator Lures are made by my father. I’ve used them all my life, and they have caught many varieties of fish including Murray Cod, Yellow Belly and Barramundi. My father has been making Predator Lures for about 30 years. They were predominantly developed for the native fish species of the Murray River and other Victorian lakes and rivers. The original lures were all made from Western Red Cedar with the shape formed using a wood rasp and then sanded by hand to a smooth finish. Getting the perfect lure shape turned......

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Trout fishing - catching them on lures and bait

If you read my previous post, you will know where to find them, and you’ll also know that trout are aggressive, opportunistic hunters. But they are smart! Fly fishing is a method that has been developed primarily for trout, but has now extended to other species. Also fly fishing is not the only way to catch a trout. Since I’m not fond of fly fishing, I focus on casting and trolling lures, and bait fishing. As well as being smart, trout are also moody, so you should try multiple tactics – different......

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Freshwater Fishing
May 17, 2015

Freshwater Fishing

To many, fly fishing is the pinnacle of fishing, the consummate battle between a skilled and patient angler and a noble opponent. But fly fishing is just one of the wide variety of freshwater fishing experiences, each with its own excitement, fascination and keen devotees. Baitfishing At its most basic, bait fishing is the simplest and most widely known form of freshwater fishing. Even non-anglers are familiar with the concept of sitting beside a river holding a rod rigged with a sinker and a hook baited with a worm! Nowadays, bait fishing......

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