Hepburn lagoon

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Hepburn lagoon

Postby Weedle » Mon May 08, 2017 7:59 am

Hey all,

I ended up driving down here with my mate not too early this morning. Arrived at 10:30am.
With the weather being cold and overcast I thought it would be perfect to find some trout. I had Worms, Mudeyes and Powerbait plus a range of spinners and tassie devils. Though casting into a headwind was definitely not ideal.

After about 2 and a half hours I brought my rod in to find I had a 34cm Brown Trout on it. The disappointing part was because I was using a heavier set up to get the bait out a bit further I had no idea that I had a fish on my line until it was 1 metre away. It was caught with a worm on a small size 8 hook.

After another hour of nothing, two of my lines got completely tangled and with the wind not dying down we packed it up.

This was my first ever trout so I was somewhat pleased!

Cheers,

Lewis
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All the gear.... No idea :down:



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Re: Hepburn lagoon

Postby Lightningx » Mon May 08, 2017 8:15 am

Congrats on your first trout mate. Nice report :thumbsup:

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Re: Hepburn lagoon

Postby laneends » Mon May 08, 2017 8:43 am

Nice trout, do they still have the algae warning in place?

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Re: Hepburn lagoon

Postby snapper hunter » Mon May 08, 2017 8:58 am

Well done mate, some great pics there!!

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Re: Hepburn lagoon

Postby Weedle » Mon May 08, 2017 9:00 am

laneends wrote:Nice trout, do they still have the algae warning in place?


I got no idea. I didnt know there was a warning there...
All the gear.... No idea :down:

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Re: Hepburn lagoon

Postby Nude up » Mon May 08, 2017 12:19 pm

Great report not much shelter at Hepburn lagoon I used to fish there years ago mostly near the dam wall



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Re: Hepburn lagoon

Postby barra mick » Mon May 08, 2017 1:45 pm

Not trout....its a doulble edged sword using a heavy sinker

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Re: Hepburn lagoon

Postby laneends » Mon May 08, 2017 3:20 pm

Weedle wrote:
laneends wrote:Nice trout, do they still have the algae warning in place?


I got no idea. I didnt know there was a warning there...

http://www.g-mwater.com.au/bluegreenalgae-alert/

yep still in place, though threat must be tailing off by now. I'm due to be at Eppalock in a week or too for weekend which still has an active warning, hopefully removed by then.

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Re: Hepburn lagoon

Postby Weedle » Mon May 08, 2017 3:34 pm

Oh right! thanks for that, if i start getting sick I will know why! there were no warning signs placed or anything, Lucky i decided against wading yesterday. I will be sure to check for this in the future.
All the gear.... No idea :down:

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Re: Hepburn lagoon

Postby Boonanza » Mon May 08, 2017 7:29 pm

Well done mate nice colors in the fish as well :thumbsup:
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