THE fishing seems to be getting better each week around North East Victoria at the moment, with the exception of the Murray cod fishing which remains patchy in the rivers and creeks and reasonably stable in Lake Mulwala.
Over the weekend there have been some lovely Murray cod caught in Lake Mulwala as part of the Murray Cod Nationals fishing competition.
I fished the Ovens River near Smoko last week and had a wonderful time chasing trout.
I landed half a dozen rainbow trout, most of which were caught on a rooster tail bladed spinner.
I sighted a lot of trout swimming freely, and rising for insects, however they were very shy and hard to tempt to take my lure.
This could possibly be due to the long weekend only three days before I was there.
There were a lot of foot prints on the banks of the river, so I am sure those fish would have seen a lot of lures, flies and bait.
On the way home I stopped at Lake Buffalo and went spinning for redfin.
Using the same bladed spinner as I used for the trout I caught stacks of redfin.
I landed around 40 or so redfin in a little over an hour, just wading in the edge of the lake near the main boat ramp.
Of all the redfin that I caught, I kept three for the table.
I managed to catch a few slightly larger ones just before heading home.
There’s never been a better time to take your kids fishing than right now, at Lake Buffalo.
The redfin are super easy to catch and are plentiful.
All they need is a light rod and reel combo and a few bladed spinners.
Cast the spinner out, reel it in and bang – it’s as simple as that to catch a redfin.
WHAT A WHOPPER: Stephen Booth from Wilson Fishing with a magnificent 102cm Murray cod caught in Lake Mulwala during the cod nationals over the weekend.