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Fishing Lake Macquarie (Flathead haul!)

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Today was very windy so it was a matter of keeping out of the wind . So I went to a bay where it was protected to fish the flats and small drop offs . The bay I found was 1.5 ft -2 ft on average and had small drop offs to 3 ft and 3 1/2 ft . I could see most was short weed with a lot of sandy patches in between . Looked good . The wind was still coming in strongly so the drift was quite fast . I spent an hour and a bit there . Using bream gear , 6 lb leader , # 2 hook on 1/16 th oz jig head . 1000 reel and 2-4 kg rod . Nice and light . I used the 2.5 ” Berkley shrimp in new Penny result – two nice flathead 53 cm and 48 cm . Both came home for the table . My technique here was to cast with the wind as this is the direction of the drift , let the lure sink and leave it there for two seconds then twitch it to make the prawn look alive , then let it sit again for a couple of seconds . Repeat . You do pick up weed on the hooks but you minimise it with the slow movement and twitches . See photos

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