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    Amazing antics

    Fished a local lake today for salmon and trout. Cook had day off so we thought we would give the boat a run.

    There was a patch of the lake of say 3 square km that was an average of 4 ft deep.
    As we approached the area we noticed a lot of splashing around and I assumed they were just active ducks or other birds spooked by the boat.
    As it got shallow I stood up looking to avoid logs and stuff. A very large trout jumped nearly my height out of the lake off my bow. Then another a few meters further away.
    I cut the motor and drifted hoping to entice one with a thread line and we would have seen maybe 30 more trout put on this aerial display clearing the water at a great height.

    All different sizes. This lasted for around 20 minutes and was not confined to a small area of the lake.
    There was no hatch of any description so I have no idea what they were doing. Never seen trout get 3-4 feet clear of the water before either

    Never seen anything like it.
    We never touched a fish but it was worth the trip just to witness what we did.

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    Admire your discipline. A lesser man would have been trying to catch them. Four foot deep aye? A thunder flash would have worked wonders for you
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    Ive never witnessed it but what you descibe sounds a bit like a damselfly frenzy. Its the right time of year for mayfly hatches, but those are very busy and easy to see the duns
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    I have heard that the old Canterbury had been known to go fishing using MK46 torpedoes and a rib to pick up dinner hahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Ive never witnessed it but what you descibe sounds a bit like a damselfly frenzy. Its the right time of year for mayfly hatches, but those are very busy and easy to see the duns
    Yeah it had to be something like that I am sure. Feeding or playing around.

    There was not a breath of wind and we didn't see anything flying around close to the water. So not sure what it was.


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