Staff member Dylan fished the Goulburn River just recently, and with the rivers running quite hard, the lure fishing was a bit difficult, but there were still fish that were lure hungry. In the Alexandra region of the Goulburn, Rapala Maxraps and Strike Pro Flatz Minnows were the best lures to rip through the fast moving water, with Brown Trout to 3lb, and Redfin to 2lb responding well. Smaller crankbaits like SX40’s and Crackjack 48’s along with small mudeye pattern soft plastics proved more effective in the smaller feeder streams further south.
Customer Jacob recently got back into Trout spinning, after noticing the potential of some creeks local to him. Using various styles of lures, Jacob has caught some nice Trout in some very small creeks that many people would walk past, with his most effective lure being a number 1 celta in colour ONV.
The Western Districts lakes are firing again as we speak, with both Bullen Merri and Purrumbete producing some trophy sized Trout. Reports of fish over 6kg have been confirmed; with plenty more around the 2-3kg mark as well. All techniques are working well, with baitfishing from the shoreline, and downrigging the edges being the most popular.