Report 11/4/18

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Report 11/4/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:32 pm

The impoundments are continually on the drop but the fishing has been fair amongst them.

Lake Eildon:
58.05% down 1.73% this week.
Fishing: 7/10.
Eildon continues to drop consistently and that has changed the game over the last month. Most anglers are still targeting the Redfin but a few different things are started to happen. More reports are coming in that they are being caught amongst the trees and in bays between points. A few schools are still being caught off the points but not as good as previous months. Trolling has been a good way of finding a school of Redfin. Using halco crazy deeps, ac invaders and Codgers in red/black, redfin pattern and silver have all been good colours. Utilising your fishfinders are paramount too with a lot of schools sitting hard on the bottom. Once you find some fish anchoring off them has still been good. Plastics and soft vibes continue to be the best lures to flick. White, moto oil and orange have been very successful. Bait has also been good like worms and shrimp when the schools start to slow. The yellas have predominantly been caught amongst the trees on worms and yabbies. Gulping has also been pretty good. A few trout anglers have been going ok since the rain we had a few weeks ago with bags of 3-8 fish getting caught for the day, most are fishing over the goughs bay side of the lake. White, pink and orange winged lures and Bullet lures going good at the moment. The cod anglers have also been going over the goughs bay side trolling bright coloured hardbodies and Spinnerbaits in 5-8m of water.

Lake Nillahcootie:
66.80% down 1.93% this week.
Fishing: 6/10.
Mediocre is probably the best way to sum up the fishing at nillahcootie. Some anglers are getting some nice yellas and a few cod trolling codgers, stumpys and oar-gees in 12-15ft of water. 55-75mm lures going best. Some days anglers have success then the next not a touch. For the bait fishos it’s been the most consistent fishing. Worms, shrimp and chicken have been the go off the bank. A few small Redfin and yellowbelly being caught along with the occasional cod. Moving around is still the go, give a spot 15-20min and if no bites move along the bank. The trees have been a little quiet for the bait anglers but anchoring off points continues to go better on the yellas and Redfin.

Dartmouth:
88.59% down 0.08% this week.
Fishing: 7/10.
As it get mildly cooler I have had more reports from dart. Some anglers are doing better than others and the factor between them is if they are using downriggers or not. Downrigging across the board has been the best way to hook up. As usual finding the thermocline is paramount to landing fish. Leadcore and flatlining has been ok early and late but downrigging is best. One thing that has been reported that I have found most anglers are catching fish on different colours to other anglers that were up there on the same weekend. Pinks like #26, 55 and 96 have been good. Orange colours # 126 and y82 have also been good. Then other like holo, #63, 122, 127,,48 and 50 have all caught fish too. So make sure if you do head up make sure your changing lures every 20min or so to increase the likelyhood of hooking up.

Lake Mulwala:
94.33%
Fishing: 8/10.
As usual if you want to catch a cod go to Mulwala. The numbers game is still good at the moment on both lures and bait. For the lures anglers casting Spinnerbaits, swimbaits and surface have all been good in the 1-2.5m of water. White, pink and purple have been good colours to throw. Trolling has been consistent along the riverbed and creek beds. Predators, oar-gees and codgers have all been catching fish. The bait fishers I have talked to have had their best success between majors and bundalong on yabbies, chickens and grubs.

Waranga basin:
41.52%
Fishing: 7/10.
Heaps of small Redfin have been getting caught the last few weeks with a couple of better fish amongst them. Trolling has been good using Austackle sakanas, halco poltergeists, tilsans bass and size 3 stump jumpers. Green/orange, red and pink have been good colours. A few anglers have been finding a good trolling run where a lot of fish are sitting then doing a few drifts with yabbies and frowning vibes and plastics to great success and if going really well throwing he anchor out. White, red and black plastics have been the go.

Lake buffalo:
53.15%
Fishing: 6/10.
Some good Redfin fishing has happened over the last month. Just unfortunate that a lot of anglers “should have been here yesterday”. When they are on they are on but a fair few have only caught a handful of fish. Most have been trolling up the baffalo arm in the river bed. They have also been hitting up the stand up timber with worms yabbies and plastics. One report consisted of 60 redfin for the day and he biggest going 39cm on worms. They also caught a mid 40’s cod on a plastic.


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

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Top left: Mick with a big yella caught at Eildon
Top right: Matty with a nice brown caught up in the hills
Bottom: Steve landed this metery over the Murray below Yarra on Friday night

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