Report 7/9/18

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Report 7/9/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:53 pm

First of all we are open tomorrow (Friday) from 8am- 1.30pm for all your gear over the long weekend. We are also now open on Monday but will remain closed on Sunday for another month.

Onto the fishing!

Locals have put in the hard yard at Nillahcootie, Eildon and Hume the last fortnight for below average results. Water temps are slowly rising and it’s only a matter of time until we see some consistent action.

Lake Nillahcootie:
61.54% down 0.40% this week.
The old mud bowl is still a little cold but once we see 14.5 degree water temps in the mornings we normally see some good fishing. Many locals have trolled the lake these last few weeks for only a few hits and the occasional small yella. Bait fishing around the trees has seen a few more results, frozen shrimp and worms the go. Bank fishing is the most successful way of catching a fish out there, that being said it’s been predominantly carp but a few yellas have been reported. Key is to use smaller hooks and one worm and make your bait presentation as natural as possible. Keep moving around he bank until you find an active area as some bays and banks might be warmer than others.

Lake Eildon:
64.84% down 0.29%
Same deal as Nillahcootie, the locals that report back in have all had mediocre sessions mostly chasing trout. 1-5 fish seems to be the norm on the Goulburn side of the lake but the lures seem to be all over the shop. On trout reported was caught using a 90mm ac invader while chasing cod. Tassie colours have been spread out through the range. White, pink the usual good colours have been quieter. Anglers have had most success on the eliminator #72 and pretty fish #63 a long with #450 spotted rainbow. Double jointed rapalas, bullets and strike pro Galaxia’s in rainbow and silver colours also doing some damage. Jarrod fished around the ford arm for one 47cm brown on a Codger. We headed over there also on Monday and landed 2 yellas on 95mm soft vibes. We also caught around 20 small Redfin on blades in 40-50ft off points. Surface water temp was 13.4 degrees in the morning and by 4pm it was 16.6 degrees so the temps almost there for some better action.

Lake Hume has been a little slow but it only takes one of those big browns to turn it around! Unfortunately no locals have tangled with a big one yet but have managed a few yellas trolling around. Redfin have also been caught hopping plastics in 30ft + around ebden.

Really hoping to get some more reports as the weather get better so I can pass the info onto you fishos!


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

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