Capel river Redfin

hey me and my mate been going down capel river from highway bridge walking back to town way been cathing huge redfin to 40cm plenty off 30-35cm ones for people wanting some fun. soft plastics been working well bright reds and oranges catching more but natural brown and black ones have produced the bigger ones. worth getting down there for them.


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Thanks for the heads up

Wed, 2011-10-26 10:33

Thanks for the heads up mate.

Good on yer.

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no worries would get in there

Wed, 2011-10-26 10:42

no worries would get in there Quick water dropping fast so they wont be there for long... but makes them easyier to catch...

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Been down around there the

Fri, 2011-10-28 10:04

Been down around there the other day, mate had one get off at his feet on a soft plastic. Wasnt huge but still fun. Just wondering how you managed to walk along the stretch of river from the highway back to town as ive looked a few times and its pretty thick bush and grass along there, looks pretty snaky? is there a track or you just walked throuh it?  And thanks for the update.

 

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Went the other day for about

Sun, 2011-10-30 09:54

Went the other day for about 15 minutes as we were driving through caught one about 30cm and had a small one get off on soft plastics. few other boys walked back with 5 good sized that they had caught in about ten minutes

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oh yeah um there is a track

Sun, 2011-10-30 15:39

oh yeah um there is a track but i walk on the busso side of the river and its not to bad. went down other day and again got six more two that went 40cm so there still there i will post some photos once i put them on the computer...

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redfin 4 life were you

Mon, 2011-10-31 10:11

redfin 4 life were you fishing the capel river under the bridge with your dad on friday? when you the sore the to people with redfin did they have them in a red canvas Bag? if so that would have been me and my little brother.......

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Hahahah, i beleive we may

Wed, 2011-11-02 18:38

Hahahah, i beleive we may have met ;) yeaa that was me. Nice haul you had there as well,

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HAHAHAHAH sick nice to meet ya

Thu, 2011-11-03 08:42

yeah we ended up with six haha caught another one on way back... do you live around capel? im in gelorup just out off bunno.

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hahaha thats actually pretty

Thu, 2011-11-03 16:55

hahaha thats actually pretty awesome, umm yea im out in Dardanup not to far away only like 10 minutes. And nicely done i didnt have time to fish for long only like 15 minutes. Good fun though! kinda funny how we were talking and you showed me your fish without even knowing that we were both on here

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 HAHAHA yeah thats so true.

Fri, 2011-11-04 08:44

 

HAHAHA yeah thats so true. planning to go back some time next week catch some more.. mycats love them!!! HAHAH bit off a waste but we have heaps off better fish in freezer, we head out deep when we can down south so yeah freezer preetty fulll.. i have to get around to up-loading a photo of the catches. and a profile pic to ahahah.

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yea sounds good. I often keep

Fri, 2011-11-04 23:43

yea sounds good. I often keep smaller redfin heads for marron bait when i catch any in season, best bait

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Lovely

Mon, 2011-11-07 11:38

Do you go marroning in the capel river in season?? do you do any good with any big ones???

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Actually never tried the

Tue, 2011-11-08 20:04

Actually never tried the capel, have seen some big ones while fishing though, seen a couple of huge ones the other day when you were there.

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nice

Wed, 2011-11-09 10:18

yeah we seen some nice ones to but not that many wether its worth it or not haha. we have other spots down manjiup way wich we do pretty good at hahah. love those things have thirty at home in a tank that im breeding up planning on heading down to capel river this friday all day gona try sone other spots down there......

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sounds good :) good luck. So

Sat, 2011-11-12 17:57

sounds good :) good luck. So you went down yesterday? How'd you go?

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hey fellas

Thu, 2011-11-17 20:49

 i dunno about using lures for them...i think it will get pretty expensive with me losing them haha. cos they like to hang around snags and logs and stuff dont they? or are they out in the open water and along the grassy edge too?

but if im not going to use lures, what sort of bait do you think i should use? i was thinking just a small ball sinker free above a small hook.. that work?

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gumnut

Sat, 2011-11-19 11:34

If your thinking of trying bait just get some worms, the bigger ones seem to work best but any will do as long as you can get them on a hook. And yes they like to hang in around the snags but i have caught them out in open water before as well and along the grassy edge. Another way to use soft plastic lures and not get snagged i have found is to just find a log or some sort of cever near the bank of the river and just drop the plastic down next to it and jig it quite often get fish that way...

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alright

Sun, 2011-11-20 21:48

 cheers for that..will try the worms and your technique with the soft plastic too! i will let you know how i go!!

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redfin are pretty voracious

Sun, 2011-11-20 23:32

redfin are pretty voracious eaters and will take almost anything, its basically why theyre considered a pest. the spinning celta style lures work well and u can get them quite cheaply. most tackle shops have a bargain bin too full of soft plastics and other stuff that u could use.

my dad and brother reckon they spent two days in pemberton using worms and caught nothing at all, when we went back with lures we caught heaps. in my experience they arent particularly 'dirty' fighters and ive never been wrapped around snags etc.

guess what im tryna say is dont be afraid to use lures, its heaps more fun, u can cover alot of ground quicker and u catch more aswell

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have you ever tried eating them??

Sat, 2011-11-19 12:13

they are actually fairly nice! back when i went fishing for trout and camping we would cook them up for dinner! they tasted pretty good after a few beers

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Yea i normally eat them when

Sat, 2011-11-19 13:50

Yea i normally eat them when i catch them, they taste pretty good if you cook them right.

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Redfin IMO is very tasty.

Mon, 2011-11-21 16:19

Fillet and butter, a little salt and you would swear it taste like the highly rated KGW. Beats trout hands down IMO. And you can catch a freezer full, call fisheries and they will pat you on the back.

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Any big ones around at the

Sun, 2011-12-18 18:32

Any big ones around at the moment fellas?

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I havnt been out in a while

Tue, 2011-12-20 16:42

I havnt been out in a while unfortunately so im not to sure.

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