Fishing without bait.

@VKXY62 (1606)
Australia
July 22, 2009 11:00am CST
I remember when I was a young fellow, a friend of my grandparents took me fishing. Jex Howlett, he was a real estate agent in Casterton, Victoria in Australia, took me to the Glenelg river near Sanford. The fish were all crazy for sure, a feeding frenzy I guess. After we both had 4 or 5 fish each after getting bites instantly, Jex cast with no bait and got a bite right away, 'try it' he said. After about half and hour, we had both filled our buckets and put the worms back in the ground for later. I even managed to hook a tortoise thing, I threw that back. The fish were blackfish and mountain trout. They were yummy too. I have never ever seen a river run like that, I'm glad he took me there, I never would have believed it in a river. Has anyone else had success with being in the right place at the right time and used NO bait?
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
22 Jul 09
I can remember going to a trout farm somewhere near Albury, many years ago, and there were so many fish there at the time, you just cast your line, reeled it in and often a fish was on the end of it. sometimesyou'd hook them through different parts of their bodies.
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
22 Jul 09
I have never been to a fish farm, the fish density must have been the same or near to it, I also remember hooking one in the bum and thinking, "Now how did that happen?", when the line came up. The fish was hanging upside down.
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@machizmo (279)
• United States
22 Jul 09
This is the first I have heard of fising without a lure or live bait.
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@VKXY62 (1606)
• Australia
22 Jul 09
Hi machizmo, I guess because they were in that mood, the hook itself was the lure.