Report 9/9/16

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Benalla, Victoria
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 9/9/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:17 am

Great to see some nice spring weather, unfortunately it looks like the next week will be wet and windy.

Lake Hume:
97.17% up 5.32% this week.
Fishing: 7/10.

It's great to see Hume full and starting to produce some nice fish. The trout action is good with a few big ones still being caught. Pink, white and orange tassies the best option. The Yellas are starting to be picked up in the troll, off the bank and amongst the trees. Trolling McGraths, ac invaders and halco's is a good starting point. Silver and fluro colours worth a go. We fished Hume on Wednesday for 30-40 Redfin and 1 yella caught casting blades. A small hop off the bottom instead of big lifts was the most effective retrieve.

Lake Eildon:
58.57% up 1.57% this week.
Eildon continues to get better and better as the weather gets warmer. A lot of the lake is still discoloured but from goughs to the wall seems to be a bit clearer. The trout are still quite small and most are getting caught on orange, pink or white tassies trolling over tree tops or close to the bank. The Yellas are still a bit quiet with the occasional one being caught on bait or on the troll. Casters chasing cod have gone well again this week. Big 1 oz plus spinnerbaits are catching the better sized fish. Fluro colours also seem to be the go. Trollers have also stated fluro and white lures in ac invaders, codgers and oar-gees that dive 18ft plus.

Lake Dartmouth:
59.78% up 2.25% this week.
Fishing 7/10.
Darts producing some consistent fishing at the moment. Tassies like pretty fish, smashing pumpkin, phosphorous pearl and holographic are all catching fish. Down rigging 24-40ft seems to be the best method. Lead coring 3-4 colours has also been ok early and late in the day. Flatlining has been pretty hit and miss for some reason but still worth having a rod on the surface. If your a keen caster some local anglers have been casting plastics, rapala's and bullet lures towards the bank and in the inlets. White, gold and brown colours have been the go. They have said that some of the better fish have been caught this way.

Lake Nillahcootie:
100.24% down 1.82% this week.
Fishing: 5.5/10.
Bank anglers are still having a bit of success on the Yellas using worms. The key is to move your bait every 3-5min and move around to find patches of fish.

Have a great weekend!


Benalla Bait & Tackle
191 Bridge St
Benalla, Victoria
Ph: (03) 5762 3704
Top: Scott Wheelens caught this nice yella at Nillahcootie on worms. Bottom left: Jan with a hard fighting yella caught at Hume casting a blade. Bottom right: Me with a few nice reddies picked up casting blades.

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