Well although a few bass have been caught so far this season the bass have been a little quiet. I have had to rely heavily upon resident bass that did not make the spawning run as there has been almost no rain to kick off the season unlike last season. Late Autumn and early Winter rain gave the bass one of their best opportunities in years to get down to the salt and breed. However follow up Spring rain has been elusive and many bass have not made it back upstream to the fresh
Recent trips have found the rivers very dry and on one trip a local farmer said that it would only take one more month of no rain to see his local river stop. This he said had only happened twice in his lifetime 1946 and ten years ago. So all I can say is bring on the rain!!
However, we did start the season in style with a crazy 12.17AM start.
My first bass for the 2012-2013 Season was caught at 12.46AM on a Black Arbogast Jointed Jitterbug. It was well over 40cm for the second season in a row however I didn’t get an accurate measure as poor landing net work on my part saw an early release!