Report 14/10/16

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Report 14/10/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:31 pm

Looks like it's going to be a great weekend for fishing(finally) and there is a bit going on. We have the mountain bay classic competition (eildon) held Friday, Saturday and and Sunday plus we have the first ever gone fishing day on Sunday the 16th where you don't require a fishing licence to go fishing!

Lake Eildon:
73.82% up 2.97% since last week.
Fishing: 6.5/10.
The water is slowly starting to warm up and the fish are becoming more active. The cod fishing is still going well with some reports of big ones being caught both on the troll and on the cast. Steeper banks using brighter 1oz spinnerbaits and chatterbaits seems to be the go. Trollers using 70-120mm lures in white, Fluro green, orange or pink and catching a few. Just seems the Fluro colours are the go. The yellas are a bit quieter on the troll but with the weather the way it is they should really fire up in the next few days. Trollers using deep divers like 30ft, 50mm ac invaders and 8m halo crazy deeps seem to be the go in 14-24ft of water. Bait fishing has been ok, but it's more determined on which tree you fish. It's a matter of hopping around and using your sounder to find fish holding not only on the bottom but on the submerged branches as the yellas love sitting through them. The trout fishing has been pretty slow unfortunately. A few small silver torpedo's have been reported, caught trolling pink tassies and a brown trout rapala.

Lake Hume:
98.07% pretty steady.
Fishing:7/10.
Hume is shaping up nicely with the trout, yellas and Redfin all starting to show up more as the water warms. Redfin around the trees has been good using worms. Also anchoring off points and running some burley out has caught some fish. The trout fishing is still going well, not as many big ones as previously but a lot of well conditioned browns have been caught. White and pink tassies seem to still be the go, also a rapalas or Bullet lure has claimed a fish or 2. The yellas are starting to be caught consistently on the troll. Targeting 12-24 ft with 40-60mm hard bodies like ac's, oar-gee shads, codgers and predateks. Darker colours with Fluro spots seem to be the flavour at the moment.

Lake Nillahcootie:
101.78% down 3.22% this week.
Fishing: 6/10.
Yellas are still being caught off the bank, but it hasn't been as consistent as recent weeks. It's not to say that this warmer weather won't send them nuts. Worms, shrimp and yabbies are all catching fish. It's still worth moving your baits every few minutes and moving along the bank until you find a pocket of fish. Trollers are still struggling for some reason with a few by catch cod caught on 55mm stumpys.

The broken river is still running quite hard and should for another week.

Haven't had many reports from dart this week but the lake has risen 2.65% in the last week, that's a lot of water for dart. A few locals are heading up there this weekend so will have a good report for next week!

I hope you all have a great weekend and soak up this long overdue weather. Don't forget the gone fishing day Sunday either!

Wade

Benalla Bait & Tackle
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Benalla, Victoria
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