Urban lakes fishing great for trout

While we’re amongst the school holidays many parents have been looking to take the kids somewhere to fish, and the urban stocked ‘family fishing lakes’ have been a great place to look. With many of them being close to urban housing estate they are generally close to home, and full to the brim with feisty rainbow trout.

These fish are ideal for all levels of angling skill and can be caught on lure, fly and bait methods – but the very best method is finesse coarse style bait fishing. Powerbait and local trout dough are the two best baits to take, with a fine mix trout pellet berley a must-have also.

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Victorian stocked trout lakes

Customer Jozef has been fishing Karkarook Park Lake during the week with his wife. Jozef has had no problems catching up to 12 fish per session in the lake, with powerbait being the best offering – especially in yellow and green tones.

The main key as usual has been incorporating a crushed trout pellet berley into the mix and making sure you cast your baits back in the same area as the fish get used to the scent in the area.

Customer Alex has been doing really well on the trout with his family at local lakes such as Casey Fields and Karkarook Park. Alex has caught a heap of the trout fishing a feeder cage rig with trout pellet fine mix berley and powerbait. Powerbait in rainbow has been excellent, but all manner of colours have been working – depending on the day.

Customer Nick has been wading some of the central Western lakes in search of a few solid trout over the past week or so. Nick has ventured out and fished a few of these lakes from the shore casting lures. Fishing lakes like Hepburn, Wendouree, Newlyn and Toolarup has been the go, as the fish have been on the chew and feeding on smelt and galaxias along the shallows. Some anglers have been catching fish in these lakes on bait, but most on lures.

Using long casting lures like spoons have been effective when rolled from the deeper water up on to the edges, and if conditions allow suspending hardbodies over the shallows.