Report 22/6/18

Benalla Bait & Tackle
191 Bridge St
Benalla, Victoria
Ph: 03 5762 3704
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 22/6/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:20 am

Weather is looking great for the weekend with next to no wind forecasted. Most lakes are on the rise and fishing is pretty good at the moment.

Lake Eildon:
56.14% up 0.97% this week
Fishing: 6.5/10.
Mixed reports from anglers fishing the Delatite side of the lake with only a couple of trout being landed per boat. We’re as the trout fishing has been a lot better over the Goulburn side of the lake.. winged lures in pink, white, silver and orange have all been good colours to troll. A few have been picked up on bullets and rapalas. Halco crazy deeps and 50mm ac invaders have claimed yellas, trout and Redfin trolling also so worth trolling. Most redfin and yellas are being caught amongst the trees now in 15-25ft prodominently on worms.

Lake William hovell:
86.90% up 32. 09% this week
Fishing: 6/10.
Hovell as you can see has risen a third of capacity this week and this normally triggers some great fishing for bank anglers. The trout come onto the newly covered ground looking for a feed. Worms off the bank are all you need to have a bit of fun. Casting tassie devils and plastics are also a good option if you want to throw a lure around, start with a clown or pink panther tassie devil. A few Redfin have also been caught up there recently trolling in 5-7m of water, most are small though.

88.55% steady
Fishing: 7/10.
General consensus from anglers I have talked to report that most of their success has come from trolling up the arms of the lake. Trolling pink, white, orange and brown tassies has been the go along with a few hardbodies on leadcore. Flatlining has been good early and late but it’s the leadcore around 3 colours and deownrigging 25-50ft which has been most consistent. Casting has produced some nice fish for those who do it using bullets, rapalas and plastics like fish arrows. One angler I talked to got a few fish trolling attractors and worms up the dart arm too. So most methods are working just a matter of figuring what they want on the day.

I haven’t heard anything from buffalo, Hume and Nillahcootie, as usual if you have fished any of these locations feel free to add to the report.

We had a very good trip to waranga a fortnight ago landing around 30 redfin over 30cm and 2 over 40cm, and as usual a fair few small buggers. We trolled Austackle sakanas, daiwa double clutches and 50mm ac invaders around for the morning until we found a consistent area. The most noticeable thing we found is that all that was showing on the sounder was a small hump on the structure scan and nothing on the sonar. The Redfin were sitting hard on the bottom. Once we found an area that we sounded good humps on the structure scan we started landing quality fish. 3.5 to 4.5m was the depth we were fishing. We consistently marked fish on the sounder and had a good array of marks to cast lures at. We strung some more good fish casting 95mm soft vibes and 3” fish arrow plastics. We would get 4-6 fish in the first 5 min then It would go quiet so we would move to our next mark. The biggest part of our success for the day was our sounder and being able to understand what we were seeing. Since our trip a fortnight ago a few locals have headed over and reported slow fishing. That’s not to say they aren’t there it’s just a harder time of year to fish and could be amazing one day and poor the next! Only one way you will find out.


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

Top left: Wal with a 98cm cod from copeton.
2nd left:Tanner catching cod food
3rd left: Reece with one of 5 meter cod he has caught at copeton this trip. 1.11m
Bottom left: Reece 1.17m
Middle top: Reece’s biggest 1.21m
Middle middle: Tanner scraping into the 3 digit class with this 1.01m
Middle bottom: Mick with a pair of cracking Redfin from waranga
Top right: Myself with a nice reddie from waranga
2nd right: I managed to hook up to a big female cray while trolling at waranga.
3rd right: Reece with another meter cod not sure what the length was on this one.
Bottom right: Mick with a 38cm Redfin at Waranga

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