By Rob March
While working in a tackle store, you get to talk to a lot of people with the same passion. Sometimes these great people let you in on some secrets of their own and as a fisherman, you would be a fool not to take in some of this information.
With some of these secrets stored in the back of my mind, I rang a mate of mine and we decided to hit another land locked lake on the Gold Coast. We were fishing out of his 2 seater kayak and we were excited with what the morning might bring.
Launching the kayak at daylight, it didn’t take long to have the 203 Samurai bent over with line screaming off the reel. Second cast of the day I landed a nice fish, 34cm fork length. The information that I was lucky enough to get was now confirmed, this place held bream and good size aswell.
What came next was just crazy, over the next 3 hours we were hooking up to bream that ranged from 30-37cm fork length and these fish were fat and some of the healthiest fish I have seen for a while.
Casting to the edge and slow rolling the Atomic Crank in ghost gill brown deep was all that was needed as the fish just crunched the lure and fought harder than most other bream that I have caught in the same size. They would run hard along the edge then go out into some deep water and slug it out with big head shakes and stubborn runs.
The 203 is perfect for this type of fishing, they cast a crank a long way and load up just perfect while fishing 3lb silver threadfluro. These fish slugged it out, but the 203 with its medium fast taper just absorbed those head shakes and allow you to fish with confidence and patience.
This trip turned out to be one of those special days that I will remember for a long time and having confidence in your tackle makes it more enjoyable.