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Report 2/2/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:18 pm

Lake Eildon:
71.55% down 0.86% this week.
Fishing: 8/10.
Still going strong at the moment with anglers enjoying the Redfin fishing at the moment. Cricket scores of fish continue to be caught around the Delatite side of the lake. As usual sounding fish or stopping after getting a double hook up on the troll increases catch rates. The reddies are still on the smaller side but if you plow through enough or get lucky on a bigger school of fish there are some good ones around. 41cm is the best fish come out of their over the last week. Plastics like berkley drop shot minnow, berkley gulp minnow and strike tiger 3” grub have all worked well. Perch patterns and white have been very successful colours. Blades have also been going well with red/orange and silver working well. More Redfin have been caught in the trees and in the bays. The yellas have still good amongst the trees with shrimp and small yabbies. Trolling has also been ok with small profile deep diving lures like 50mm ac invaders and halco’s the proven lures here. Cod fishing has been good on the goughs side of the lake. Purple, white and Fluro green/orange have been good colours on both hardbodies and Spinnerbaits. Trolling the steeper banks in 5-9m has been a good depth. Ac invader between 90-150mm have been very successful of late as has size 1 stumpys and codgers.

Lake Nillahcootie:
88.46% down 2.58% this week.
Fishing: 7/10.
Nillah has been ok but not as good as recent weeks. Most trollers are picking up a cod or 2 and a few yellas. More on 40-70mm lures than you bigger stuff (75mm+) but not to say you won’t catch one on a big Lure. Spinnerbaits are still going well on the troll in shallower water. Shrimp and worms have been good amongst the trees for yellas and also anchoring off the points. A few Redfin have been caught trolling and off the bank using worms. Most fish have been around the 20-25cm. The yellas are a little patchy off the bank so moving around after 15-20min will help increase the likelyhood of hooking up.

Dartmouth:
89.06% down 0.08% this week.
Fishing: 7.5/10.
Only had one report from the weekend from dart but it was a successful trip from Troy and he family. Collectively landing 19 trout (15 brown, 4 rainbows). Smashing pumpkin was the best coloured tassie. Method was down rigging 40-55ft. Good times ahead for dart!

Mulwala:
95.74% down 1.87%
Fishing. 8.5/10
Have had a lot of good reports coming from Mulwala the last week and a bit. Tanner has continued his good form with another cod over 70cm on a gantarel as did his partner Aisha! Casters are enjoying some great fishing on many different lures. Spinnerbaits, swimbaits and surface have all been successful. Spinnerbait colours have varied from different reports but purple and white seem to been a common colour. Swimbaits... hard to go past a jackall at the moment. The gantia and gantarel have been solid since cod opening. Anglers have also been going alright ripping weed less plastics through and over weed beds. Surface lures like mudeyes, thirstys, king hit and koolabung have all been going well as the bigger surface lures. Codgers and pompadours have also claimed fish as smaller options. Trollers have been going ok trolling the river beds and in the back lagoons and creeks. Hardbodies have really varied from angler to angler also. At the end of the day most things work just a matter of giving a lure 20-30min and give it a switch up. A few anglers have gone well up around bundalong using yabbies, bardies and chicken.

Benalla Bait & Tackle
191 Bridge St
Benalla, Victoria
Ph: (03) 5762 3704

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Top left: Lara with a lovely 2lb brown caught at Dartmouth.
Top right: Zach Berthun with a healthy river cod
Bottom left: Tanner at it again using his favourite coloured jackall gantarel at mulwala.
Bottom right: Andrew with a nice Mulwala cod on a pontoon 21

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