Got invited to Bronkhorstspruit Dam for a day. I did take my SUP and did a little fishing. There where a lot of dead fish floating around. I did see some nice carp swimming under the reeds, but I was after bass. We swam in the dam and I did a session of skiing. That is something that I have not done in a long time. Anyway some pictures of the fun we had.
Get out there with any one of Fluid’s fishing kayaks!
For those looking for a pure fishing kayak we have the Bamba. The Bamba is just as versatile as it can be loaded up as a touring kayak too with the large amount of packing space it has. Tracking well on flat water and in the sea, the Bamba has great trawling speed too. Made from durable roto-moulded plastic the Fluid range of fishing kayaks not only get you out there they do so without the need for patching and repairs.
This is not my story but I just love the video of the fish charging after the poppers. I know when it happens to me it is very hard to contain myself with the excitement.
The first big jack Crevalle I ever caught was under the Vaca Cut bridge in Marathon, Florida. At the time I was a lowly intern at Saltwater Sportsman on my first-ever assignment, which was to fish my way through the Keys on a shoe string budget. No guides, no charters, just whatever I could catch from land, junky rental boats, or party boats. From the outset I had it in my head that if I didn’t catch a tarpon, I failed, but having no prior tarpon experience, they were proving harder to hook into than I thought. Someone at a tackle shop told me to fish the Vaca Cut bridge after dark, so there I was all by my lonesome, looking at tarpon in the 30- to 50-pound range hovering in the shadow line of the bridge. I hooked a little one on my first cast with a white bucktail. Mission accomplished, but by the time I was done unhooking and releasing it, a massive school of big jacks had rolled in. Try as I might to score another ‘poon, the jacks beat them to the bucktail every single time. At first I was kind of ticked, but after hooking 2 giant jacks, I suddenly cared less and less about the tarpon. To this day, I will never pass on a chance to throw a popper or fly at Crevalles. This killer video does a beautiful job of explaining exactly why.
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My mate took some cool footage of bass in clean water. I have not fished for a while and so badly need to get back onto the water to do some serious bass fishing.
Anyway have a look at the footage.
I made this crate a while ago, but at the time did not realise how versatile it will be. This has now become my standard diy fishing crate. No mater if I am in a boat of just on dry land. I am busy doing extras to this crate as I want to add my GPS and Fish-finder onto it. So I am making a little table to attach suction mounts to. Will upload pictures when I am done.
So here some some pictures with the diy fishing crate in the different situations.
I have been given a Ostrap that I would like to give you!
So how does this work?
1.On the right of the site, subscribe to blog via email. Do that. This will give you an entry into the draw. One of my kids will pull your name out of a hat on the 31st of October 2014. If you already have subscribed well you are in the draw.
2. Due to the fact that the post office is having a strike we need to be creative in how I am going to get this Ostrap Paracord bracelet to you. So for now my thinking is that we will need to ask our mates on facebook, email or whatsapp if they are going to your part of the world from the JHB area. I will then make a plan to get the strap to them and they can make a plan to get it to you.
3. So after the draw I will contact you and we can find out where you are and then make the next part of the plan from there.
Many Many moons ago I went with my Brother in law to the Jozini Tiervis Bonanza. I still have the T Shirt 🙂 it is a little bit worse for wear. The mission was we drove down from JHB and my Father would come from Eshowe with the boat. We would then camp in the main site where the comp happened. It all worked out very well, lots of fun was had by all. We had no luck with the big Tiger fish.
I had even caught to tilapia out of my father in laws dam to use as dead bait. The big Tiger fish where just not interested. So we did lots of drifting around and lure casting. I saw lots of little tiger fish chasing my lures which is still such fun.
Meed to make a mission to go back there with my kids and see if we can catch a big one.
G. Loomis makes some of the finest fishing rods on the planet. This video shows exactly how they are made right here in the USA in their Woodland, WA factory.
This is my barbel bait rig. I did find the idea on the internet but had to make a plan as I did not have the product they mentioned. I went to dischem and found some gauze that did the job. I am very excited to try this else where.
So you then put a dollop of chicken livers in the gauze.
Fold up the corners to make a ball.
Then you twist the ball closed and tie it up with some cotton.
Cut off any excess gauze to make it look neat if you want. I did get a bit lazy and did not cut it off. It did making casting the barbel bait rig go like a dart.
This is the final product cast out and catch a big barbel. The chicken livers work very well.
I am looking forward to trying this at Emmarentia dam for some barbel.