Action at most lakes
I HAVE so many fishing reports from around the area over the past week that I have decided to do an old fashioned point form report.
Lake Buffalo: Redfin to 1kg have been caught trolling the small Halco “Crazy Deep” lures in around 20-25 feet of water just upstream of the yellow marker buoys. Small redfin have also been caught casting soft plastics and 7gm blades from the bank near Marshalls ridge.
Lake William Hovell: Redfin to 30cm have been caught using small yabbies for bait in the open water at the southern edge of the lake. Smaller redfin have also been caught on soft plastics cast from the bank over the weed beds.
The Upper Murray River: The river around Jingellic has been producing quite a few decent sized Murray cod on cast spinnerbaits and hard body lures. A few cod over 100cm in length have been landed, however, the average size has been much smaller.
Lake Mulwala: Lake Mulwala has stepped up a few notches in recent weeks with catches of legal sized Murray cod becoming more and more frequent. Spinnerbaits during the day and surface lures of an evening have been getting the best results down there.
Lake EIldon: Lake Eildon has been a little slow lately. I fished the Jerusalem Creek arm with quite a large group of very experienced anglers on Friday night and Saturday morning. Jarrod Martin from “The fish grip” landed two undersized cod on Friday night on medium sized hard body lures, while on Sunday morning Rod Mackenzie said he had two strikes, and three follows and that was it. Rod did tell me that he was gobsmacked at the size of each of the three yellowbelly that followed his spinnerbait right to the side of the boat, estimating each of them to be well over 60cm in length. He said that while the fish were curious, they just were not switched on enough to have a decent strike at his spinnerbait.
ON THE BITE: Yellowbelly similar to this one are playing hard to catch at Lake Eildon at the moment. A few days of stable weather could see ‘follows’ turning into aggressive strikes.