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 Posted: Wed Oct 8th, 2008 01:16 am
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Just had a very lekker interesting and long phone conversation with Kitefisher about fishing in General.

I mentioned to him that it was my intention to start this post.

Barbel can be caught throughout the year - maybe not so on bait but definately on lure.

I would like to kno from you guys out there what your best month for barbel is and what makes it your peak month - is it because you fish more at that time than others - are the barbel in the shallows? Are the barbel more active at certain times than others?

WHAT, HOW  AND WHY?????

Looking forward to your responses:wfish:wfish:wfish

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 Posted: Wed Oct 8th, 2008 01:27 am
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Ryan ek dink dit is omdat die karp nou begin spawn in koppies dam byt hulle nou erg en ek dink die manne met die kunsaas en klopstokke het nou `n jol omdat hulle vir die karp eiers gaan en aan enige ding sal byt wat jy gooi.In Klipdriftdam het ons gesien dat hulle in honderde saamspan en soos wolwe jag en die karpe in `n hoek probeer vasdruk as te ware ook dieselfde ding in die vaalrivier onder die bloemhofdam se wal al agtergekom

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 Posted: Wed Oct 8th, 2008 11:51 am
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Nou daar's n intressante waarneming,Hotstuff sou jy sĂȘ die karp speel ook n rol wanneer die babers spawn. .?

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 Posted: Wed Oct 8th, 2008 11:58 am
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i found end of october is the best month for me for baits.
water is calm, very lilwind (in jhb) and surrounding areas
and the fish are usually up and about due to the rain which should have just happened, and the warming waters
. for artlures i found april to be the best month and to add to that i found small rattling cranks to work the best,
ie rattle traps or lipliss rattling rapalas. i think this is due to the fact that that years frie would be about the size of a ounce artlure,(crank bait) i think they feed so prolifically at this time to fatten up for there slow winter metabolic rate, on that im not to sure, just an educated guess...... hope this input is valubale

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 Posted: Wed Oct 8th, 2008 12:05 pm
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Deisil, All inputs are valuable ,once we have a couple of variable opinions, we can make a few educated deductions/guesses,and then ,maybe by using catch-records from now until winter next year make up a profile of best month/s for barbel.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 8th, 2008 12:07 pm
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Deisel - Don't you need to wait till 9 and the first cup of mocca?.......................LOL

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 Posted: Wed Oct 8th, 2008 12:18 pm
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good plan kite fisher, ryan you might be right, couldnt find me cell phone i put it in the fridge when i went to get the coffe for the milk, its gonna be a long day,

@kitefisher: i have never actually had someone tell which month is best , but only a vague opionen of mid dec, cause its the middle of summer, it would be really cool to know when the wiskers is at his most active and hungery.

as from today can all who wish to particpte in the this keep a written history of bait used, lure used, time date depth all the important stuff,..

@kitefisher,.. do you think a poll vote for best month might help?

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 Posted: Wed Oct 8th, 2008 01:55 pm
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I had a blast at the end of Nov last year at the Vaal dam. I caught about 8 whiskers in the 8-10kg range... All on carp head.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 8th, 2008 02:31 pm
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Deisil,

A poll might probably do it ,but it wont be as accurate as record-keeping from now till ,say,next May/June. A few interesting factors must also be born in mind,more people fish in the summer-months because its "tradition",and the weather is warmer and it is a more pleasant experience in general.Is that not maybe the reason more barbel are caught then.

It becomes a bit like using your favorite art-lure,the one you like most spends the most time in the water,and may be the reason why you catch most fish on it.Is it then the effectiveness of the lure,or the fact that you cast it 80% of the time that renders the catches.??

As I said ,a poll will give us historical input,but it would be nice to go through the motions and get input on a regular basis,as to where the carp are spawning ,and if there is a definitive correlation between this occurance and the capture of barbel in the vicinity.

Its not on top ,its iiiiiiinside.::rofl:::jest

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 Posted: Wed Oct 8th, 2008 02:39 pm
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from experience barbel are much slower in winter, i fished many icy winter morning just as many as summer, so i think we can narrow it down to the warmer months, but ill start keeping a record from the week after next, when i go fishing again for whiskers , and ill also start using other lures hehehe

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 Posted: Wed Oct 8th, 2008 07:30 pm
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Running out of fillets,are we now.:fbash

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 Posted: Wed Oct 8th, 2008 07:35 pm
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got even better, i got platties, dont telll anyone though

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nobody seems to be on sealine today, wellat least not on the barbel thread wonder wat going on.
hope it aint prejudice against whiskers

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 Posted: Wed Oct 8th, 2008 07:49 pm
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Share your sentiments bro,methinks they had ringside seats at the bass-threads.::rofl:

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wont lie so did for a while but returned, ill go through to the vaal on the 18th of nov, ill be honest the barbel are still a bit slow, i know they were there but just a bit slow, and ill type up my report then and post, maybe the weekend after this ill go to alberts farm and wet a few lines see how that goes, last year in the begining of sept i swear the barbel were running i caught so many but latley its been still

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wont lie so did for a while but returned, ill go through to the vaal on the 18th of nov, ill be honest the barbel are still a bit slow, i know they were there but just a bit slow, and ill type up my report then and post, maybe the weekend after this ill go to alberts farm and wet a few lines see how that goes, last year in the begining of sept i swear the barbel were running i caught so many but latley its been still

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And you thought yesterday was quiet........

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? its my coffe thing im haning and im out of coffe so ryan this morning (label me mullet and call me cindy) what are you talking about>?

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 Posted: Thu Oct 9th, 2008 02:19 pm
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Cindy wrote: nobody seems to be on sealine today, wellat least not on the barbel thread wonder wat going on.
hope it aint prejudice against whiskers

Can see you have not had your coffee yet...........................LOL:fbash

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 Posted: Thu Oct 9th, 2008 02:20 pm
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Funny thing is check Cindy's Profile by Clicking "Cindy" in the previous post.....................LOL

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