Report 14/12/17

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Report 14/12/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:13 pm

Most waterways are coming back to normal but still a bit dirty but the fishing has been exceptional! Many local anglers have had some great success!

Lake Nillahcootie:
100.12% down 0.84% this week.
Fishing: 8.5/10.
Nillahcootie has recovered well after the rain, it’s still dirtier than usual but the fishing has been great. Baitfishing has been the best way to catch fish from both the bank and in the boat. The yellas have been going off but predominantly the 20-35cm fish with the occasional fish over 40cm being caught. Worms and shrimp have been the best baits. A few cod have been caught on yabbies and Bardi’s also. The trollers have been pretty consistent with a fair few small cod being caught on oar gees, codgers and stumpjumpers. Purple, black, and green/orange have all been successful colours. Some of the better yellas have also been picked up trolling cod lures. Casters have also done well flicking the edges with Spinnerbaits and even surface lures if your there early enough.

Lake Eildon:
75.70% this week up 0.42% this week.
Fishing: 7.5/10.
The Delatite side of the lake and it’s arms are still quiet dirty at the moment and anglers have struggled to string fish together. Yellas and Redfin are being caught but not in great amounts. Once we see the water clean up we should see this side of the lake fish well again. The best fishing has been from the wall area all the way up to the Goulburn with some big fat cod being caught on the troll and casting. Casters have gone well on Spinnerbaits and chatter baits in white, Fluro green/orange and purple. The arms are a great start to target the big cod but don’t discard the bountiful steep rocky banks with all the lay downs all the way along the main water. A few anglers have also been trolling their big Spinnerbaits in the heavily timbered areas, it’s a great way to do it but can be Chaotic if you do hook up to something decent.

Lake Mulwala:
94.07% steady.
Fishing: 8.5/10.
Some anglers have been unlucky and others have had great success recently. Many local anglers have ventured over in the last week. The general consensus is that the bait fishing has been the most consistent way to catch fish the last week. All forms of bait have worked well also. A few guys has some great success up the top end of the lake using yabbies and bardi’s. Casting has been great with anglers using all different methods. Surface has been pretty good with a lot of fish eager to smack a presentation on top. They have also been reporting catching 50cm cod on the 200mm+ surface lures so you know they are keen. From what I have been told It looks like swimbaits like jackall gantia’s and gantarels are the go in colours like brown dog. Spinnerbaits have also been popular with purple, red/black and black/orange the most successful colours from who I have talked to. Mulwala is definitely worth a crack at the moment.

River conditions have really improved since the start of the week with flows getting slower and the water clarity improving. It should be ideal for the weekend.

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

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Top left: Julian caught this cod flicking a small fly around.
2nd from top, left: Brodie opened up his cod opening account with this chunky 65cm on the cast.
3rd, left: Brigga with a lovely cod caught fishing the river.
Bottom left: Willis caught this 80cm cod flicking around a spinnerbait.
Bottom middle left: Mic with a nice cod caught fishing the Murray on the weekend.
Bottom middle right: Nick “Fabio” Murphy with a small cod from the Murray.
Bottom right: Shawn with a nice cod caught flicking a hardbody.
Big picture: Shaun with his cracker 98cm cod caught at Mulwala!

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