Murray’s on the go

Warm conditions have gotten many keen cod anglers out on the water, with mild nights and surface lures being a great mix for many. While the inconsistency of water levels and clarity have made for sporadic feeding from the fish, over all the cod fishing has been pretty good. The rivers and larger lakes have been the standouts and even though the larger dams like Eildon have been producing fish, they are still hit to hit their peak in the cooler months.

Customer Michael landed a belting fish out of Eildon recently. Michael has been doing ‘the miles’ searching for the bite from a big fish and his efforts have gained him a true Eildon trophy. With fewer holidaying boats about the lake the fish have regained a little bit of normality and peace and quiet and will continue to be caught right through into Autumn.

Customer Isabella took a break off from the saltwater and fished for cod recently up around Wangaratta, in search of cod land based. While higher than normal river conditions made for more difficult access Isabella still managed a nice little cod on a spinnerbait. The higher and faster river conditions made snagged lures more difficult to retrieve and there was some collateral damage, but this is one of the prices to pay in this form of fishing.

Customers Tony and Alicia have been enjoying the Murray cod fishing recently as it’s something they’ve gotten into more over Summer. They have been fishing around Mulwala and Nagambie in the kayaks and have picked up a few quality cod for their efforts. Tony’s best has been a fish around 70cm coming on a spinnerbait from a fallen log. Alicia on the other hand has started her cod fishing with a bang, landing a 58cm fish from Lake Nagambie. The best part is not only that Alicia caught the cod on a surface lure, but that it was also a ‘golden tagged’ cod – so Alicia is now $2000 richer for her efforts!