Report 19/8/16

Benalla Bait & Tackle
191 Bridge St
Benalla, Victoria
Ph: 03 5762 3704
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 19/8/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:44 am

Spring is in the air, some beautiful sunny days and the temp ever increasing but unfortunately Friday into Saturday looks to be rainy and cold as a low front crosses over.

Lake Hume:
82.39% up 3.61% this week.
Fishing: 7/10.
Hume has filled well, the only thing remains is the poorish water clarity. Most anglers have been targeting the big brown population. Phil smith and myself fished it Monday for 1 trout (pictured) and a few small Redfin. The most popular area to target these fish is from ebden to the bridge. With the water clarity the way it is you have to persist to tangle with a big brown. Pink, orange & white tassies seem to be the most successful. Hardbodies like rapala's, bullet lures and stumpys are also worth a troll. We caught the Redfin on Austackle sakanas in Redfin pattern on the opposite bank of ebden in 20ft of water.

Lake Eildon:
52.89% up 1.29% this week.
Fishing: 6/10.
Eildons inflows have slowed a bit and are starting to clear so we should see some better water clarity over the next few weeks. The trout fishing has been on and off, not sure why could be the clarity, the influx of water not sure but hopefully we have a bumper few weeks and see them active again. A few bait fisher have mingled with a few yellowbelly and Redfin around woodshed and Italian bays. Finding most fish in 30-40ft along steep banks. Worms and frozen shrimp getting the bites. For the keen flicker there has been a bit of cod action. Words of a fat 105cm caught during the week. Trolling is getting most the fish. The 20-30ft depth range is best and try and find lay down timber on your sounder. Stumpys, oar-gee's, codgers in Fluro green, pink/purple and gold have all been good colours.

Lake Dartmouth:
55.76% up 0.41% this week.
Fishing: 7/10.
Darts fishing ok at the moment with most anglers catching fish. Trolling silver, orange and white tassies seems to be the flavour at the moment.
-pretty fish #63
-Rudolph #69
-wakasagi #108
-black thunder #123
-smashing pumpkins #126
-bloody ripper
-Canberra killer ‪#‎y82‬
Cowbells and worms are always worth a try this time of year if fishing is slow.

Broken river:
Still running fast at the moment but the keen bait fishers fishing the backwaters have caught some yelles on woms.

Lake Nillahcootie:
94.80% up 3.68% this week.
Fishing: 4/10.
Very, very dirty at the moment but bait fishing hasn't been too bad at the moment. Some nice sized Yellas have been caught on shrimp and worms around sandy creek. Not many fish but some better sized 40cm+.



Benalla Bait & Tackle
191 Bridge St
Benalla, Victoria
Ph: (03) 5762 3704
Left: Phil with a 68cm brown caught at Hume on Monday. Right: Wayne Hopgood caught this yella bait fishing in the Broken.

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