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Early season - Bob McKinley

Presented from Issue 105, August 2013
Bob is a professional fishing guide and guides for trout and estuary species. Check him out at www.fishwildtasmania.com

There are several things we look for in our early season trout waters. It is still winter and cold, so some of the things to consider are: Altitude as this dictates the water temperature and therefore feeding activity. Food for the fish. Availability of trout food is generally dictated by the quantity and quality of weed beds.

Quantity of fish.

Three waters which I believe fit all three requirements are:

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Four Springs 28/10/2013

I took Bailey out to Four Springs Lake after school today as he hasn't wet a line for a while. He fished up the eastern shore north of the ramp and got a small rainbow in the first ten minutes. He released it not long after that he landed a nice fat rainbow around the 3lb mark. He had a few hits and boils as well, but not hooking up - then disaster struck - his bail arm on his reel snapped. He snapped too - would have got a few more I reckon.
 I didn't take my rod as i was only there to take some pics, other wise he could have used mine. It always pays to take a spare rod and reel - never know whats going to happen,
 
CHEERS PHIL ZANETTO
 
 
 
 
 
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