Report 18/10/17

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 18/10/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:12 pm

Water is warming nicely due to some good spring wether. Talking to a lot of anglers and the general consensus is that we are 2-3 weeks behind on the previous few seasons. Not to say that we aren't catching fish now, we are all just working a little harder for them.

Lake Eildon:
73.24% up 0.39% this week.
Most anglers have had some sort of success over at eildon of recent. Wether it be a few Redfin trolling or baitfishing on the trees, yellas on the cast, trout on the troll and a big hit from a cod it's all building up nicely. Warren and Darren had a good Saturday trolling around in the Delatite landing a yella, a trout and a dozen Redfin. Halco crazy deeps and ac invaders were the lure of preference. Shaun and the boys also had some success trolling austackle sakanas and flicking lipless around the banks. Mick fished the Goulburn side of the lake landing 1 trout, 1 yella and a few Redfin on lipless cranks. He also hooked a lipless on his jackall. Many other locals fished there and most caught small Redfin. Trout are still being caught on pink, white and silver winged lures on both sides of the lake. It's also great to see a few cod being picked up on the troll and a couple flicking bright coloured spinnerbaits and surface early and late in the day.

Lake Hume:
88.13% down 0.79% this week
Fishing: 6.5/10.
The Redfin are starting to hit their strides and a lot were caught over the weekend during the Hume classic. A few over 40cm were caught which is great to see. The yellas were a bit light on compared to previous years but we should see them become common in the next week or two. A few trout are still being caught on various winged lures and hardbodies like mcgraths, ac invaders and stumpys. Watch this space as Hume fires earlier than Eildon and Nillahcootie so when it does both these lakes aren't far off.

Lake Nillahcootie:
91.49 up 0.35% this week:
Fishing: 6/10.
I had a morning session with al on Sunday, we landed 1 yella, 1 Redfin and a few small bi catch cod. Water temp is still cold compared to recent years but if the sounder suggests what's down there we will be in for a great yella season in weeks to come. We chased the warm water and focused on small areas where we were sounding fish. There was a fair few areas and stretches where the sounder was clear, no fish sounding so if you find the fish Persist and change your lures and target where they are. We used a variety of lures including codgers(55mm), tilsans (55mm, stumpys (55mm) and sakanas (40mm) so we were trying our hardest not to catch cod. If you do catch one do your best to make it a quick release.

Broken river:
Flow: low to medium
The river has been ok of recent, many bait anglers have had some success chasing yellas on worms. If you can catch a fresh shrimp your likelihood of catching a yella severely increases. A few anglers have also been getting a couple on micro spinnerbaits and size 3 stumpjumpers.

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

Top left: Shaun with a nice brown on a sakana
Top middle: Wazza also with a nice yella caught on a halco
Top right: Al with a yella from Nillahcootie
Middle left: Myself with a Redfin at nillah
Bottom left: Rhett with an Eildon trout on the troll
Big pic: Darren with a good yella caught at eildon.

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