Report 4/11/16

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 4/11/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:01 pm

The local anglers are having some great success around the traps. Hume, Jindabyne, Dartmouth and Nillahcootie have all fished well.

Lake Hume:
99.13% up 0.29% this week.
Fishing: 7/10.
Adam leask, Jan bast and Asher yovich fished the Hume classic last weekend and came away with a fair few awards. Between them they one the teams event, Adam one the champion angler and Jan won the biggest yella of 62cm. Great work fellas congratulations. Trolling ac invaders, austackle wobblers and stumpys were the go for the boys and Asher caught a heap of undersize Redfin on blades.

Lake Eildon:
77.61% up 1.51% this week.
Fishing: 6/10.
Eildon is still yet to fire but it's almost November and it feels like it could happen at any time. The cod fishing has been good with spinnerbaits both trolled and casted the best way to hook up. As usual Fluro or white coloured lures are your best bet. The yellas are still a bit patchy with bait fishing getting most the fish. Reports off the bank around doon with worms has been good as the yellas are moving around in the shallower water. The trout fishing is still mediocre with only a few reports this week of 1-3 small silver browns. Goughs seems to be the side of you want to chase trout.

Waranga basin:
94.30% down 0.46% this week.
Fishing: 6/10.
I had true pleasure of a day off so I ventured to waranga yesterday with Pete Davidson. We were blessed with a nice calm morning and we landed around 15 Redfin, the biggest measuring 36cm. The fish were scattered and we picked up a fish here and there. With the lake so full we found if you ventured shallower than 16ft you would find all the dead grass and would foul your lures so if you decide to fish the lake try 16-20ft. We caught fish on ac invaders with a small 2 inch damiki grub above the hardbody. The austackle Sakana in Redfin caught a few and the predatek min minns chipped in with a couple. From lunchtime we were hammered with a strong westerly and that made fishing hard, nothing on bait and only 2 fish on the way back to the boat ramp. Iv said this before but make sure you check the conditions before you go as it's a dangerous lake if you get caught on the wrong side of the lake.

Lake Dartmouth:
74.01% up 1.27% this week
Fishing: 8.5/10.
The trout are still in the chew at dart, reports still suggest that white lures are the go. One fisho came in Monday and reported that he caught most of his fish on cowbells and worms in the 8 mile so that's another method worth trying if struggling to catch a fish. The fish are still higher in the water column with flatline and 2-3 colours of leadcore the best way to catch them.

Lake Jindabyne:
Just some info on the lake as their is a group of locals up there at the moment and are catching some nice fish. The best tassies they have said is the willies special, sunset frog, pretty fish and the Normal frog. A few of the guys are casting rapalas, plastics and shallow diving minnows and are catching the better fish. They have also found a lot of yabbies in the fishes guts so maybe baitfishinh could produce some big fish.

Lake Nillahcootie:
100.57% down 0.65% this week.
Fishing: 6/10.
Nillahcootie is still quite cold but the fishing is slowly improving. Bait fishos off the bank are still catching yellas on shrimp and worms. A few trollers are starting to pick up yellas, the key is to find where the warmer water is. The shallower the water the more likely it's warmer most the trollers have been targeting 2-4m of water and using size 3 stumpys with the shallow diving bib and 3.6m 60mm oar-gee plows. Colours like pink/purple, silver/black and green/orange have been the more effective colours.

I hope you all have a great weekend and for the lucky few that got Monday off enjoy your long weekend!


Benalla Bait & Tackle
191 Bridge St
Benalla, Victoria
Ph: (03) 5762 3704
Top left: Leasky with 2 nice yellas caught during the Hume classic.
Top middle: Clarky with a solid brown caught at Jindabyne.
Top left: Jesse Hazell with a cracker 57cm buck brown caught casting a plastic at Jindabyne.
Middle left: Jan with his biggest yella from the Hume classic.
Bottom left: Pete Davidson with a nice 36cm reddie from waranga.
Big photo: Chris Halligan with a beautiful 64.5cm rainbow caught on the troll at Jindabyne.

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