Nice Tassie trout on a Jitterbug

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Nice Tassie trout on a Jitterbug

Post by MXB » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:18 am

Hi all . . .

Well this was a satisfying catch on my recent trip to Tassie not having caught a trout on a Jitterbug for many years. So I said to Tyenna Dave before the trip that I would like to do some night surface fishing with poppers. This was the result with a big buck smashing it off the surface. The previous night I had been smashed up after hooking a fish about the same size that managed to take my home made popper and clear a boulder in one foul swoop. Snap and lots it. A big thank you to Dave for the photos as it was slightly chaotic landing and releasing the fish. Weight approx 3kg or about 6.5-7lb. I will always remember the comment from Dave on hookup - 'there it is, plugging away with the Jitterbug'. Caught on old school Perch colour Jitterbug in larger size;

A big solid buck - love it when a plan comes together

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Released for another day

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Re: Nice Tassie trout on a Jitterbug

Post by diemai » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:10 pm

@ MXB

................big congrats on that outstanding fish , Roger , some real nice piccies , too thumbsupsmilie !

Never knew , that trout would also strike at nighttime(probably nobody ever tried over here to write about it) , ...live and learn !

And I reckon , that it also isn't the usual case that they'd take "Jitterbugs" , do they ?

Occassionally I had tried very the smallest poppers I could get on local pond stocker trout , ....but at daytime , off course , .......but I've never been lucky enough for a strike , .......probably one just can't compare , also these stockers are smaller , ............ up to 4 pounds , average 1 pound , ...maybe .

Thanks a lot for sharing , .....tight lines , Dieter howdy
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Post by MXB » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:03 pm

Thanks Dieter . . .

Bigger trout will take Jitterbugs at night - they will take them for small bats, large struggling insects or small animals I suppose.
They are renowned in certain areas for catching large trophy trout - New England (Armidale) and Tasmania to name a couple.
Your stocked trout probably wouldn't attack big J/Bugs but might in a smaller size - worked super slow. Same with smaller poppers and sliders at night
Never know until you try it
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Re: Nice Tassie trout on a Jitterbug

Post by diemai » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:14 am

@ MXB

Thanks , Roger , ...will do more thoroughly next season , ....ponds are iced up(melting yet , but the next chill is already forecast) , no lurefishing from January 1st until May1st , anyway !

Have those small poppers of yours and also a small walking bait , .......I shall see !

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Re: Nice Tassie trout on a Jitterbug

Post by Mzuri3 » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:26 pm

MXB absolutely outstanding, the master at his best. clapclap thumbsupsmilie droolsmilie

Congratulations

Rob

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