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