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Pental Island cod

Post by slotzz » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:10 pm

Headed up to Swan Hill to visit my sister & her boyf just after xmas and they took us out in the boat for the day.
I was the silly goose that grabbed the wrong rod when we left home so fished all day with a handreel & spent more time grabbing drinks from the esky & regretting not putting sunscreen on earlier :oo:
The others caught cod all morning ranging in size with max about 57-60cm. Surprised in the colour difference between these light (more yellow) cod vs the ones I've seen out of the Goulburn which are much darker. Any ideas why? Water temps or quality? Climate?

I finally landed one later in the day. He still had my 1st hook in his lip that he busted off 5 minutes previously.

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Post by rb85 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:23 pm

slotzz wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:10 pm
Headed up to Swan Hill to visit my sister & her boyf just after xmas and they took us out in the boat for the day.
I was the silly goose that grabbed the wrong rod when we left home so fished all day with a handreel & spent more time grabbing drinks from the esky & regretting not putting sunscreen on earlier :oo:
The others caught cod all morning ranging in size with max about 57-60cm. Surprised in the colour difference between these light (more yellow) cod vs the ones I've seen out of the Goulburn which are much darker. Any ideas why? Water temps or quality? Climate?

I finally landed one later in the day. He still had my 1st hook in his lip that he busted off 5 minutes previously.
Sounds like a great family outing I presume you were using bait you Silly Goose
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Post by slotzz » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:46 pm

rb85 wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:23 pm
slotzz wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:10 pm
I was the silly goose that grabbed the wrong rod when we left home so fished all day with a handreel..

I finally landed one later in the day. He still had my 1st hook in his lip that he busted off 5 minutes previously.
Sounds like a great family outing I presume you were using bait you Silly Goose
Yeah just the old cheese on a hook, I was just glad to be out in the boat for once lol bit of a hassle getting our own boats sorted for a day-out
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Post by happyfriggincamper » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:48 pm

Nice trip away. I don't know about the color variation in cod, I'd assume it's conditional to their surrounds but from what I've seen they can be quite inconsistent in color tones fish to fish in the same water - definitely not as consistent as you may see in how trout are based on the system they are in.

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Post by Irishfisherman » Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:50 pm

Nice trip! My observations are that the clearer the water, the darker the cod. Don’t know really.

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Post by Seniorfisho » Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:24 pm

They seem to be that color from Swan Hill to Mildura, especially the smaller ones, not sure why

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Post by Texas » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:02 am

slotzz wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:46 pm
rb85 wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:23 pm
slotzz wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:10 pm
I was the silly goose that grabbed the wrong rod when we left home so fished all day with a handreel..

I finally landed one later in the day. He still had my 1st hook in his lip that he busted off 5 minutes previously.
Sounds like a great family outing I presume you were using bait you Silly Goose
Yeah just the old cheese on a hook, I was just glad to be out in the boat for once lol bit of a hassle getting our own boats sorted for a day-out
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Re: Pental Island cod

Post by Fish-cador » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:04 am

slotzz wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:10 pm
Headed up to Swan Hill to visit my sister & her boyf just after xmas and they took us out in the boat for the day.
I was the silly goose that grabbed the wrong rod when we left home so fished all day with a handreel & spent more time grabbing drinks from the esky & regretting not putting sunscreen on earlier :oo:
The others caught cod all morning ranging in size with max about 57-60cm. Surprised in the colour difference between these light (more yellow) cod vs the ones I've seen out of the Goulburn which are much darker. Any ideas why? Water temps or quality? Climate?

I finally landed one later in the day. He still had my 1st hook in his lip that he busted off 5 minutes previously.

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Re: Pental Island cod

Post by davek » Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:19 pm

slotzz wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:10 pm
Headed up to Swan Hill to visit my sister & her boyf just after xmas and they took us out in the boat for the day.
I was the silly goose that grabbed the wrong rod when we left home so fished all day with a handreel & spent more time grabbing drinks from the esky & regretting not putting sunscreen on earlier :oo:
The others caught cod all morning ranging in size with max about 57-60cm. Surprised in the colour difference between these light (more yellow) cod vs the ones I've seen out of the Goulburn which are much darker. Any ideas why? Water temps or quality? Climate?

I finally landed one later in the day. He still had my 1st hook in his lip that he busted off 5 minutes previously.
Hi Lauren, good to hear from you, a good day out by all counts, catch up soon, cheers davo
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