Trout season off to a flyer

The trout season has opened with a bang – with many anglers enjoying some quality trout fishing both locally and out in the high-country streams. The real stand outs have been the locally stocked lakes with GIANT rainbows active and willing to eat.

Lakes like Caulfield have been fishing well for the large rainbows that have been stocked. Customer Tristan has been catching a few from the lakes using a mixture of feeder-rigged powerbait techniques along with lures. There has been subtly in both of these techniques and picking one or the other has made the fishing more successful generally.

Karkarook Park Lake has also been producing some quality rainbows for both bait and lure anglers this week. Customers Mohammed and Michael both fished the lake and landed chunky rainbows from various areas of the lake. The most consistent technique for the guys has been loose feeding a fine specialist trout pellet berley and fishing locally made trout dough or powerbait around the trail. Ultra-fine chinu hooks or ULT trebles are needed to keep the dough from falling off on the cast though.

Eildon pondage has been producing plenty of solid rainbows for anglers fishing the region over the past week or so. Customer Graz fished the pondage over the weekend and landed some super chunky rainbow trout. Graz found that powerbait rigged on a ULT treble was the deadliest when fished amongst a pellet and aniseed berley trail.

Staff member John and mate Goran also fished the pondage just recently. John and Goran caught some of the big rainbow trout from the release on coarse techniques. Loose feeding fine trout pellet berley and a mixture of both powerbait and specialist trout dough were both very important.