Welcome to the first Gigantica report of 2011.
Though we have had no anglers on this year, I wanted to give you all a quick update on the lake. Throughout this wet winter, we have seen a huge influx of water. The lake rose signifcantly and flooded most of all the swims.....though it has slowly receded and within the next couple of weeks we will full but fishable.
The good news regarding this increased water level, for the first time in nearly two years we are at maximum level and this is certainly a good thing. The fish, in past years have struggled to get into the margins through lack of water, not now ! As the sun gets higher into the sky, and the water temps rise the fish will begin to investigate the margins they love so much, Im sure itll be a great start to the year.......
and with that in mind, for the anglers who are booked in for the first month or so please bear in mind that you will not need to bring huge amounts of bait. Anglers in seasons past have made some shocking decisions so early in the season and hoping for a big hit, theyve bundled big beds of bait in and then sat and twiddled their thumbs as either the fish have shown there attraction to such a big bed of bait by rolling and showing in the general vicinity or worse, blanked !
Bags, stringers and singles with perhaps the addition of sticks to heighten the hook bait attraction is the order of the day, fishing for bites is a must.......fish for a hit and everyone will suffer. Caution is the name of the game and sneaky well honed traps will see the indicators dance there merry dance......hopefully.
We always tell our clients, one of the major advantages here at Gigantica is too get your lines down. Flurocarbon mainlines, flying back leads and standard back leads all have there place here. Use this info too your advantage. We started to use flurocarbon hooklenghts later in the year and now that the water is clearing, again, using such a hooklenght can only be an edge. Make sure those hooks are razor sharp ( and barbless ) with the best indication you have and Im sure your have a chance !
I look forward to meeting our new clients and some friends from seasons past, another great year ahead !