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Follow up trip to Julius

Posted by Dan (Admin) on August 6, 2012 at 7:55 AM

Hey Guys,

A while between posts after a slow year of fishing in Mount Isa....but glad to be coming back with some good fishing news! Beautiful Lake Julius provided some good fishing as Isa local Peter Langdon and I encountered last weekend. We were joined by other locals from the Mount Isa stocking group who all competed for a communal lure prize. Straight up we got onto approx a dozen fish from one point located in a shletered arm of the lake. Small vibes and medium depth minnows worked well early and gave us some thrills till' they shut down. A few fish to 43cm were caught in this initial flurry of action, all from a five metre area. The mid morning was very slow in comparison, barely any fish were caught until Peter Fricke in the boat nearby landed a stonker sooty on a jackall. We worked that area pretty throughly with small vibes but decided to return to the rocky points for a last shot at some action. Upgrading lure size to trusty fltaz rats was the key. Ten minutes of casting produced two large sooties for each boat inlcuding brute fish exceeding 45cm. Thats what we came for! They certainly fought well on light tackle too. Julius is a special place and stands out over the other Mount Isa dams in my opinion. Unspoilt clear days. postcard scenery, big sooties on light tackle and good company....it doesn't get much better! Now... where to fish next with my new lures:-)... Till next time!

-Dan (Admin @ NQfishing.com)

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2 Comments

Reply Shano
7:34 AM on August 27, 2012 
Hey there Dan, nice blog. Mate, would't mind catching up with the other fisherman crew next time you are in town. Thought it might be good to all meet each other. Won't bring the wife, Val is kicking my butt at the moment!

Cheers

Shano
Reply Dan (Admin)
10:07 AM on August 28, 2012 
Shano says...
Hey there Dan, nice blog. Mate, would't mind catching up with the other fisherman crew next time you are in town. Thought it might be good to all meet each other. Won't bring the wife, Val is kicking my butt at the moment!

Cheers

Shano


Hi Shane, that would be real good mate. I guess the issue for me is that I have no definite plans to be in cairns as it is a big 14 hour drive from Isa. Also while the others are from nq there is still a decent effort involved for all to meet at one time. But It is a good idea and I will consider it when in that area! ,
Dan