Cod are still on the bite
WOW, hasn’t summer departed with a bang.
While this heat is really holding on and making things uncomfortable, it is also extending the current run of decent cod fishing across North East Victoria.
The Ovens, King, Kiewa and Broken rivers have all produced cod over the last week that I know of, and if I was a betting man I would suspect that the Mitta Mitta River has too.
Lake Mulwala has been fishing quite well and has been quite consistent for a while now.
The Murray River both upstream and downstream of Lake Mulwala has also been producing quite a few cod.
My mate Shulzy has been picking up quite a few cod right up close to Wodonga.
Sadly, many of the trout streams across the region are very low and really struggling for water at the moment.
If a decent rain event arrives, it may well slow the cod fishing down, but it will give the trout streams the shot in the arm that they really need right now.
Will O’Connor has been catching some small redfin in Lake Sambell in Beechworth and also caught a lovely yellowbelly there on the weekend.
Lake Sambell can be quite a hard lake to fish due to the dense aquatic weed, but the rewards are there for anglers willing to persevere and get to know the lake well.
It’s really worth learning how to rig soft plastics with a weedless rig if you’re planning on heading to Lake Sambell.
Beechworth locals seem to have the most success up there.
Further up the road Lake Kerferd has been producing quite a few redfin on soft plastics, but they have been very small.
Wayne Gardner and I caught around 20 one evening last week, none of which were even close to being big enough to fillet.