Report 10/8/17

Benalla Bait & Tackle
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Benalla, Victoria
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 10/8/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:11 pm

There are plenty of trout about for anglers that are keen enough to get amongst this cold, wet windy weather.

Lake Eildon:
62.89% up 1.43% this week
Fishing: 6.5/10.
It's great to see Eildon back on the rise after the environmental release. We fished Bonnie doon on Monday for webby's trout and a few small Redfin. Water clarity up the arms is about 9-12" which is to be expected. Trout have been the target species for anglers venturing over there. Most are opting for the goughs Bay Area as the water clarity is a lot better than the Delatite side. As usual pink and white has been good with frog, smashing pumpkin and bloody ripper also picking a few up. Flatline and leadcore is all that's required. The Redfin should be close to spawning as anglers have reported the eggs being large and the males sometimes milking. The next few weeks if the water temp increases should see them spawn. Have heard of a few small cod being caught around howqua trolling spinnerbaits and stumpjumpers.

Lake Nillahcootie:
82.47% up 4.52% this week.
Fishing: 4.5/10.
Had a customer come in reporting 1 small yella and one cod caught on worms off the bank for a full day fishing. I'm going to put it out there only because it's on the rise and normally it fishes really well when this happens. Maybe a last ditch cod option before the end of the cod season?

Dartmouth Dam:
79.12% up 0.46% this week.
Fishing: 8.5/10.
Benalla Angling Club had its annual trip up there last weekend. The weather wasn't the greatest but that didn't stop the members getting amongst some great fishing. Shane landed 28 trout for the trip and others also had some good hauls. The trout werent in the best condition but that's understandable due to spawning. Colours varied for winged lures. Orange, natural and you could say burnt orange/red colour the most successful. Fish were also caught amongst the trees's floating bait.

Hume is still rising well but the few anglers I get reports from have been unable to get out hents not hearing too much. Hopefully I start hearing a few reports in the next few weeks. No doubt the trout are there!

Waranga, finally had a report from a bloke passing through. A few small Redfin caught trolling while the weather was ideal then he anchored near the harrimans boat ramp and caught 1 better sized fish on worms. Waranga if you haven't been there is a sketchy place if there is wind. Even a 8-10km wind can make the lake very uncomfortable. Waranga is rising just under 1% a day from the Gm water storage site which should give the Redfin a great chance to spawn in the shallows.

Mulwala, no physical reports from anyone but what's being put up on Facebook shows that it's still the #1 spot to catch a cod this time of year.


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

Top left: Wresty with another solid brown caught at eildon on the troll.
Top right: Flacky with a cracker bow on the cast.
Middle left: Webby with a brown caught casting a gold blade at eildon.
Bottom right: Deano with a golden/albino trout also caught on the cast in the rain.
Bottom left: Shane with a post spawn Dartmouth brown caught floating a gudgeon.

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