Great weather for fishing
THE great fishing has continued around North East Victoria over the last week and things will continue to get even better with this magnificent sunshine that we are experiencing.
Last week I fished a small tributary of the Kiewa River where I found the trout fishing to be fantastic.
I landed and released eight trout on a combination of micro spoon lures and minnow lures, and lost a few others as well.
I had a fantastic report of more than 20 trout being caught (and most released) in the upper reaches of the Snowy Creek above Mitta Mitta on worms, with one trout weighing over 1kg.
Apparently wading is quite hazardous up there at the moment, and although the fish are biting, care needs to be taken when wading.
Lake Hume has started producing a few redfin and yellowbelly.
The fishing has not been red hot, but it is a start and will only get better as the weather warms up.
Try fishing around rocky outcrops that may be baking in the sun.
Lake Moodemere continues to fish well for carp, with the odd redfin and yellowbelly being landed.
As with Lake Hume, this should only get better as the weather warms up.
I have not had any reports from Lake Nillahcootie, but this is the time of the Carports year when Nillahcootie starts to fish well.
The increased sunshine and warming water temps usually fire the resident yellowbelly up.
Although I have not heard any reports I think it would be well worth a visit to Lake Nillahcootie at the moment to drown a few yabbies and worms.
There’s only one way to find out whether the yella’s have started biting, and that is to go and try.
The highlight of my week was being lucky enough to see two platypuses swimming around in a circle, biting each other on the tail as a part of their mating ritual. That was amazing!
You can see the video on YouTube by searching my channel ‘robbiefishing’ and the video is called “The things you see when you’re fishing”.
COLOURFUL CATCH: A small rainbow trout caught on a soft plastic in a tributary of the Kiewa River last week.