The Goulburn River has risen a fair bit over the past week making fishing a bit tougher, however we did hear of a few fish getting caught last week while it was down a bit. Around Raftery’s Rd there were some Yellowbelly getting caught on Scrubbies. Around Murchison and Toolamba there were also a few Yellowbelly caught on Scrubbies.
Shepparton Region Channels
The Main Eastern has been fairly slow although we should see some Yellowbelly moving around soon. There hasn’t been much for the bait fishos other than a few small Redfin getting caught on worms. Corey caught a handful of Redfin around 25cm as well as a little blackfish while bait fishing out of the Main Eastern at Shepp East this week.
Shepparton Local Lakes
There are still a few Trout getting caught out of Lake Victoria in Shepparton along with some Redfin. Redfin will take most lures but we’ve found something with a bit of vibration and flash is best. Trout are best targeted on small soft plastics or Tassie devils. When fishing with Tassie devils it is best to rig them with a stinger assist hook to help minimise getting stuck on the weed and it gives a better hook-set. Stuart landed this great Rainbow out of Lake Victoria this week while casting a pink Tassie devil rigged with assist hooks.
With some nice weather over the last week of the Cod season it was great seeing a few locals get out on the River chasing some fish. There wasn’t a heap going on with bait fishing probably being the best choice for those giving it one last crack. Fergus caught a couple nice Cod and Trout Cod out of the Howlong area before the close of season for Cod
Lake Hume is still fishing well with most people shifting their attention to Yellowbelly especially with the cracking weather we had last week. The water is warming up a bit and the Yellowbelly are moving. Using your sounder helps with finding some fish and then either Trolling 50mm divers around likely areas or dropping down baits and plastics are the go. Shaking black grubs amongst a few fish is often hard for most Yellowbelly to resist so if you find a few holding in the trees or around an area definitely give this a go with some Black grubs or other plastics Mitch caught this nice Yella while grubbing at Hume last week
There are still plenty of Trout getting caught out of hume on a mixture of lures from Tassie devils to small divers and small jointed swimbaits. If trolling with jointed swimbaits you need to puit a little snap weight on your line to get it down a bit to where the fish are holding or fish with a little diving swimbait. Robert caught this 60cm Trout out of the Bowna area while trolling a small jointed swimbait on Fathers day
Benalla lake dished up a few surprises just before Cod closure with some nice Yellowbelly and a handful of big Cod getting caught by locals of Scrubbies and Chicken. Bait fishing was definitely the go-to with Scrubbies being the stand-out, however there were a few Cod and Yellowbelly caught on spinnerbaits. Bill had an awesome last week of the Cod season landing three great fish out of Benalla lake between 85cm and up to 110cm. This was his biggest measuring 110cm.