E-Nation Saltwater Fishing - Dive In the Deep End!
28/08/2012: I have often wondered how some individuals become so good at their chosen sport or profession, to the point where they seem superhuman! The obvious answer is that they practice or study from an early age, applying every moment possible to perfect and practice their wares to the point where it becomes automatic in their subconsciousness. Most probably, it happens if you have” heaps” of time on your hands or had someone mentoring you from an early age.
However, if like me you don’t have that much time on your hands, I suggest you subscribe to another method in mastering the steep learning curve in a short time frame. What is it, I hear you asking me? ...Read here
E-Nation Saltwater Fishing - The Psyche of the Angler
16/07/2012: When I refer to the psyche of an angler, I am talking about the spirit, the soul or mind, and the subsequent action or reaction that occurs in any physical or social environment. So when we take an early morning start, with dawn just breaking, the water is only ever so lightly touched by wind. The colours of the surrounding water, sky, and landforms are silhouetted against the vivid, intensely coloured and changing hues of orange, green, brown, and grey.
With a tournament looming, it was time to give the boat, electronics, and batteries a check to make sure everything was in working order. The last time the boat hit the water must have been a whisper ...Read here
E-Nation Saltwater Fishing - Why worry? It's an E-TEC!
29/06/2012: Basic boat maintenance is usually something that I put off not because I find it mundane, it's just one of the jobs that gets put further down the list of priorities -- even lower than a lazy Sunday on the lounge watching motorsports and drinking beer.
The senses become heightened with that distinctive smell of the ocean, stimulating receptors in the brain and causing a slight sting...Read here
E-Nation Saltwater Fishing - Adventure Fishing!
16/04/2012: When you hear the term “Adventure Fishing”, several random thoughts come to mind almost immediately. Some imagine exotic destinations in faraway places or untouched waters teaming with a variety of huge, rare fish, while others want to take a single engine plane to a remote beach. Everyone has a different vision, and I found mine at the Hawkesbury/Nepean River.
I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been on a few of these more lavish trips (after scraping and saving every penny possible and gaining approval from the Minister of Finance) to the Northern Territory, here in Australia. Whilst most anglers consider these to be trips of life time, and indeed they are, my real “adventure” was a little less exotic.
My very first trip to catch Australian Bass, on a small tributary of the Hawkesbury/ Nepean River, was incredibly memorable...Read here
E-Nation Saltwater Fishing - Was it really Summer?
11/04/2012: Welcome to my third installment on E-NATION…all the way from wet and windy Australia! Whilst summer here on the east coast of Australia usually means lots of great outdoor activities involving sun, sand, fishing and boating, somehow the weather gods must have forgotten. The weather has been less than cooperative with continuous, persistent precipitation well above historical averages. Now I get the fact that in tropical and subtropical areas there are usually two seasons, “the wet” and “the dry”, given the long range weather forecast...Read here
E-Nation Saltwater Fishing - Obsession and Passion
15/12/2011: Now that I’m officially a part of the E-NATION family, I’d like to tell you a little bit more about myself. My name is Domenic (most people call me Dom) and I have been actively involved in the Australian fishing community for over a decade. I have held multiple positions in an Australian Bass Fishing club, in roles as Secretary, President, and Web site creator and more recently the owner of multiple fishing and boating websites. I am also actively involved with some of the leaders in Fishing and Marine outboard brands in the world.
My family and friends would most likely describe me as totally obsessed, bordering on being obsessive compulsive with all things fishing and boating and a diehard Lure and Fly angler. My obsession for fishing and boating was inevitable, in that I stem from a long line of multi generation fishermen...Read here
E-Nation Saltwater Fishing - To Tournament or not to Tournament
07/12/2011: Hi and welcome to the E-Nation Online Community.
If you were to ask yourself what would be the most satisfying, relatively inexpensive, highly rewarding, steep leaning opportunity, extremely enjoyable and a challenging experience all at the same time that one could take part in? The resounding answer would have to be a team based tournament, and just a short 12 months ago I did just that I signed up for the Berkley Evinrude Team Series (BETS). This team based style tournament has been an absolute revelation, immensely successful and the numbers of new participants to this style of tournament have been astronomical....Read here
Bream Fishing the Moorings
07/11/2011: On my home waters of the Parramatta River in Sydney there are myriad options for the avid lure fisherman.
We are spoilt in our choices, with natural rock walls, manmade walls, rock bars, wharves, pontoons, bridges, flats, deep holes and my personal favourite, moored boats, of which there are literally thousands to choose from.
The depth of water around these structures varies from around 50cm to 15 meters and all hold good concentrations of BREAM, WHITING, FLATHEAD and JEWFISH in particular. It should also be kept in mind that other species such as KINGFISH, SALMON and TAILER can be encountered around these structures, so you should be prepared for when that unknown monster pays you a visit.
In this article I will look specifically at fishing for BREAM around moored boats.
Let’s start with the gear required for this style of fishing.
First off a suitable boat is essential.
There is little point in attempting this type of fishing from a 20’ half cabin, as stealth and manoeuvrability are the keys to successfully catching fish around moored boats. You need a smaller type “tournament style” boat and it is essential your boat has an electric motor, preferably bow mounted, as this makes for quiet and easier manoeuvring in tight spaces. Purpose designed boats like the Attacks, Skeeters and Hornets are the ideal vehicle for this or any other style of stealth fishing. This picture of my own Attack shows what I...Read here
Atomic Lures Reviewed
18/03/2011: Coming from a quintessential tackle industry giant Frogleys Offshore, who are the Australian distributors for iconic brands such as Fuji, Gamakatsu, Mako, Megabass, Samurai, Bassday and Unitika. The Atomic range of lures in recent times have extended its offerings from the Atomic Guzzlerz and Ripperz range of plastics and now have available for all lure addicts, a very diverse and comprehensive range of fish catching Hardz, whilst not forgetting the new highly anticipated range of Atomic Seekerz jig heads soon to be released.
In this review I will be covering the current Hardz range of lures. So before reading this, make yourself comfortable as it is going to be epic!
I had been looking forward to this review as I've been a fan of the Atomic Hardz since the first release of ...Read here