Freshwater natives fishing great

There have been plenty of nice cod and yellowbelly caught from around the traps over the Australia Day break, with a mixture of bait and lure fishing. While many smaller rivers are still running a little high, most of the lakes and impoundments are nearly at capacity – which gives the angler so much more water to fish through. Can be a good or bad thing depending on how you look at it!

Customer Hummer fished with some family members up along the Murray River near Echuca over the break and scored this ripper cod. Hummer caught a few smaller fish along with this one on large yabbie fished simply on a running rig.

Up along the Murray customer Filip managed to land a decent sized cod while on break. Filip was fishing with cubes of cheese when the fish came along. While cheese certainly racks up Murray cod catches, the fat and oil in the cheese generally attracts a large manner of shrimp and bait species, which the cod get as a package deal when sucking in the cheese.

Lake Eildon has been producing some solid cod for anglers persisting. While the lake is near capacity and there is a lot of water to search through, the chances of landing an excellent cod are fairly good. Customer Cooper and mate fished the lake recently and had a great session with 4 nice cod landed, and a couple of belters in the mix. Fishing at night with swimbaits and spinnerbaits during daylight hours was effective for the boys.

Amongst the cod Eildon has still produced quality yellowbelly for anglers more in the northern end of the lake. Fishing up around the Delatite arm through to Bonnie Doon is where the majority of anglers search for goldens. Fishing yabbies on a simple running rig out from the points and rocky shoreline has been successful, as has lure fishing.

Customers Dave and Kris both found some nice yellowbelly recently in the lake with small deep diving hardbodies producing on the troll, and soft vibes and chatterbaits worked out from the bank and along vertical timber getting a good number of fish also.