We went to Boskop dam near potch at the end of November for a short 1 night trip. To sum it up, it was not good from a fishing pt of view. We got there late Sat afternoon, just after sunset a huge storm came through.
Just about th roughest storm I have experianced in a tent! Still, having great company with you makes any situation fun, so my 3 uncles, my brother, cousins and even my 5 yr old neice still had a blast.
Finally the rain stopped at about 10.30 but the wind blew the whole night. This didnt make for easy fishin n it was quite cold, which i think impacted the fishing. Very few bites, and only my uncle managed a carp of 1,5 kg.
Went to sleep at 2, and up again at 5. Conditions looked better, and my uncle had managed another small carp, so I was optimistic. No sooner than I had recasted my rods, did the wind start again and did not stop for the whole day. I tried a few different dips and baits, but nothing seemed to work.
Anyways, the 1 positive is that i got to try out my new baitboat
I have the best wife, i have been trolling the classifieds for a 2nd hand one for a long time,n she then decided to surprise me by buying one. With a fishfinder as well! She really is the best.
So i was a bit worried of using it with all the wind, but eventually tried it. What really amazed was finding out the following. I always thought of boskop as a deep place, when wading in within 10 m or so, it would be up to my waist. So i always assumed at 30m, it was at least 2 m deep. With the fishfinder, i found the deepest part was about 5m from the opposite reed bed, and this was the only place with a concentration of fish, and it was only 2.4m deep.
So although i dropped a few baits which didnt result in fish, the lesson i learnt is that casting blindly thinking you know whats underneath doesnt pay. Do the homework, n placing the baits in the right areas will result in more fish.