Wivenhoe Dam July 2007
Arrived at the temporary ramp this morning to find Steven there almost ready to go. Steven and I were both amazed how much the water had dropped in a week, it would have crept down the ramp at least a metre from the previous Saturday.
Launched at about 6.45 am only for me too have trouble with my sounder, sorry Steven, finally leaving the ramp area at 7.00 am to follow a Canoe power by a Minn Kota only to be left behind very quickly in their wake.
The paddle out to the start of the dam from Logan's Inlet was now through a small creek channel to the dam itself. Amazing that we can call it that as it is more like a huge river now. The wind came up for 15 minutes then dropped to stay calm all day.
There was plenty of action on the sounders with bait schools and active fish around them, Just don't know if they were Bass.
We paddled out for what we both estimated to be 4 km, on the way Steven picked up a nice bass at 40 cm or so, trolling a Jackall Black/Purple, hit so dam hard he was close to losing his rod. In the distance we saw a boat which turned out to be a 5m Hornet, three guys on board with no fish.The water here had changed to a depth of 17 - 20 metres. Lots of bait schools around but no fish or hits. We both thought this must be where the bass pro guys are catching the fish, but not today.
We decided to head back, was about 10.30 am as really we had seen better showings on the sounders close to the opening of logans inlet into the dam proper.
No action for ages, in fact nothing until we were close to the ramp again in the creek channel leading to the ramp, I finally hooked up to a 48 cm Yellowbelly, a new PB.
Great day although little action but it was good to have a paddle again with my friend Steven. Next time we are looking at joining the Sailing Club on the other side of the dam to gain access to better area for the bass.
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