Report 23/3/17

Benalla Bait & Tackle
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Benalla, Victoria
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 23/3/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:34 pm

Bit of rain fall earlier on in the week and hopefully it will stir up the fish. The weather looks ok for the weekend a tad windy sat morning but eases for the rest of the weekend.

Lake Eildon:
68.13% down 0.96% this week
Fishing: 8/10.
Eildon continues to produce the goods with a lot of Redfin still being caught. Most of the Redfin are under 30cm but still great fun when your getting them one after the other. Most anglers are using worms and small yabbies around the trees and casting blades and plastics around the boat. A few local anglers have caught Redfin casting the banks around Bonnie doon using plastics and spinners. Nothing big again but great for the kids. The yellas are also being caught while baitfishing the trees mostly when targeting Redfin. Fishers trolling the edges are catching a few also using halco's, sakanas and codgers. One local angler actually caught a 34cm trout on a green codger on Saturday. We might see a bit more trout action on coming weeks. The cod are still being caught for the anglers targeting them. Casting spinnerbaits seems to be the best way to hook up, green/orange or white colours being successful. Trollers have caught a few smaller fish, mostly by catch when chasing Redfin and yellas.

Lake Dartmouth:
77.54% down 0.06% this week.
Fishing: 6.5/10.
Everyone that heads up to dart seem to always catch fish. Jason went up over the weekend and landed 11 fish, all browns. Downrigging 40-50ft and leadcoring 4-6 colours worked best. Smashing pumpkins and eliminator (pink/purple) were his 2 most successful lures. He also stated a lot of fish rising in the afternoon but was unable to temp them.

Lake Nillahcootie:
83.59% down 0.98% this week.
Fishing: 6/10.
Nillah is pretty much fishing the same as last week. A fair few undersize natives being caught on codgers and oar-gees. The occasional fish being legal. Casters using spinnerbaits have caught a few better fish using red/black spinnerbaits. Bait fishers are catching a lot of undersize yellas which is good to see for years to come, shrimp and worms being the best baits. Anchoring near the small dead bushes and weed has also been successful.

Lake Hume:
67.91% down 2.00% this week.
Fishing: 7/10.
From most reports the Redfin have been easy to catch it's just a matter of finding the better sized fish. Worms and plastics used vertically around trees is the easiest way to catch them. Trollers running small profile deep diving hardbodies with a soft plastic above the lure has been the best set up for chasing yellas and redfin. Bowna area continues to be a go to spot with bonegilla and Huon also being good areas.

Mulwala continues to prove that it's the best cod fishery going around with some big cod being caught off the surface and casting spinnerbaits

Waranga continues to to drop and currently sits at 57.66%. The fishing is consistent, drifting with small yabbies being the best way to catch a better sized Redfin. Flicking blades around is also good while drifting.

Only a few small Redfin have been caught at hovell recently using plastics off the steeper drop offs

Still plenty of opportunities for anglers to hook up around the area!

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

Top pics: Phil spokes has has some great success at eildon the last few weeks, cricket scores of Redfin and the occasional yella.
Middle left: Mick caught this nice cod casting a soft plastic.
Middle right: Shane with nuggety cod caught at Mulwala on a spinnerbait.
Bottom left: Peter with a nice yella caught at eildon.
Bottom right: Wazza with a solid yella caught on the troll at eildon.

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