Freshwater fishing has still had plenty going on over the past week even though we've had some warm weather. The trout fishing around the area has been good if you've been able to find a section of river with some shade and depth to it. The rivers in the Noojee region and up above Eildon are fishing well due to their altitude and cool water temperatures.
Customer Brett had a fish just out of Noojee and caught some very nice fish for the area, with both fly and lure methods working. Brett mentioned that his fellow angling friend hardly managed a fish even though fishing similar methods, mainly due to his line being far too heavy and his hi-vis work wear spooking every fish he came near to. Just remember if you can see the trout they'll be able to see you!
Customer David recently purchased some new model bladed spinners for a trout trip above Eildon and he was rapt when he got into some nice little rainbows.
David fished the Howqua and found that the smallest size Mapso spinners were the go, especially in gold and black blades.
Around Eildon pondage the large fish from last week's stocking are starting to be caught. Customer Zoran fished the pondage over the weekend and caught
a nice swag of both brown and rainbow trout using coarse methods. Zoran had a mixture of baits out but found the absolute standout was the specialist
trout dough. Fishing small nuggets of dough on a size 12 'chinu' hook in conjunction with crushed trout pellets as berley was the go, with no bites
at all on normal regulars like powerbait.
Customer Paul has just returned from a trip north where he has been tangling with some nice freshwater species. Paul has been kayak fishing up in far northern
NSW and southeastern QLD in some of the impoundments, where he has been catching bass, catfish and saratoga.
Paul has found that small unweighted plastics have been the most effective in the areas he has been fishing. With lots of small frogs, yabbies and tadpoles
around the weed and vegetation Paul has needed to get the lure into the structure to get a bite. The successful lures Paul has been using has been
Chasebaits 'wiggle bombs' and Berkley 'bubble spears' which have both been fished on offset worm hooks and light weights.