Report 10/1/18

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Report 10/1/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:49 pm

Lake Eildon:
74.15% down 0.63% this week.
Fishing: 9/10.
Everyone that has been across have had some great success mostly on the yellas and Redfin. The Redfin are really hitting their strides at the moment schooling on both points and on the Flats. Best thing to do is either;
- if you have a good sounder use side image and down scan to find the schools of fish.
- - troll small profile, deep diving lures until you get a double hook up and back up to them.
Once you have found them you can use;
- blades like strike pro’s.
- Soft vibes like jackall masked and atomic vib 40’s.
- Plastics on a jig head, plastics like strike tigers, gulp whipbaits and fish arrows.
- Drop shot 1-2 inch minnows.
Hopefully that’s all that’s required. We tend to use a blades strait up then turn to the plastics once they start going off the blades. Colours have varied from angler to angler but white, Ayu and motor oil have all been successful. You can also drop down baits like worms and small yabbies. Fish sizes are generally between 10-25cm with a few hitting 30-35cm. Luck anglers have had schools of fish between 30-38cm and the fish are in great condition as a lot are throwing up juvenile Redfin. On that note a great visual thing is that if you see Redfin chasing the juveniles on the surface head over there as there is normally fish underneath the surface action. Most anglers are reporting most of the schools sitting in 5-9m of water and most of the reports are coming from the Delatite side of the lake. The yellas are predominantly being caught fishing the trees with worms, shrimp and yabbies. Some are also being picked up on the usuals like codgers, ac invaders, halco’s and stumpys. The cod have been going well with trolling looking like the best way of hooking up. 90mm ac invades, 75mm oar gees in 7.6m bib and size one stumpys have all caught fish. Most anglers are trolling that 5-8m Mark alone steeper banks and river beds. Purple, red/black and fluro green all good colours. Most reports are coming from the Goulburn side of the lake. Eildon is fishing very well at the moment and a definite spot to try at the moment.

Lake Nillahcootie:
96.06% down 2.08% this week.
Fishing: 8/10.
Nillah continues to produce some consistent fishing. The yellas are going well on the troll using 40-60mm lures. A lot of the yellas have been undersize but still fun to catch. The Redfin have been patchy but a few anglers are picking them up using the small hardbodies. Cod fishing has been ok with a few good fish over 80cm being caught and a few whispers of meter fish landed. Spinnerbaits continue to going well on both the troll and on the cast. A few fish have also been caught throwing surface early on in the morning. Bait fishing off the bank hasn’t been as good as recent weeks maybe due to the water staring to drop and the amount of boat traffic on the lake. Northerly and southerly winds have been around the last few days and it makes it hard to fish the main lake are. Mae sure you check the weather as a couple of boats have had trouble getting their boats back on with a strong southerly blowing.

I haven’t had any locals venturing to Hume or Mulwala the last few days so I haven’t heard much on either. No doubt they are both still fishing well.


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

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Top left: Glen caught this cracker 83cm at Nillahcootie out of his Hobie.
Top right: Robbo caught this nice cod flicking on dark.
Bottom left: Deano landed his pb 80cm cod flicking a jackall tn60 at Nillahcootie.
Bottom right: Bart with a healthy 57cm cod.

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