Plenty of festive fishing
G’DAY everyone. This is my last fishing report for 2018, and I look forward to returning with more weekly fishing reports from early January 2019. Over the festive season: Trout Downrigging at Lake Dartmouth. The Mitta Mitta River upstream of Eskdale, King River upstream of Lake William Hovell, Ovens River upstream of Bright and the Buckland River will likely be the best places to head. Don’t expect red hot fishing. With warmer summer water temperatures and an increase in anglers the trout may become very wary quite quickly. Murray Cod Before last week’s epic rainfall, the Murray cod fishing was sensa- tional right across the region.
No doubt the rain will slow things down in a few areas for a little while.
Try the Broken River, Kiewa River, King River, Buffalo River and Mitta Mitta River.
The Murray River and Lake Mulwala should also fish well.
The Ovens River from Everton downstream could be hit and miss.
As I type, the water has receded substantially in Wangaratta but is still very dirty.
How long it will take to clear is anybody’s guess.
I cannot guarantee that it will be clear in time, but it might be.
The Ovens River was affected the most by last week’s storm in the Tarrawingee/ Everton area. Redfin Lake Hume will definitely be worth fishing for redfin over the festive season.
Lakes William Hovell and Buffalo could go either way.
They both usually start producing a few redfin about Christmas time however it is not until February or March that they fish their best. Yellowbelly Lake Hume and Lake Nillahcootie are both great places to target yellowbelly.
Lake Eildon has also been producing quite a few yellowbelly recently as well.
Stay safe over the silly season everybody, Merry Christmas from me and I will see you all in 2019.
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