As we draw into the final few remaining weeks of the trout season there have been some ripper fish caught around the place. A top up of rain for most of the main basins and catchments has kicked the fish into an aggressive spawning mode, turning them into spotted hunting machines. While some of the smaller rivers had increased to swollen capacity the high and discoloured water gives any angler the upper hand. The smaller streams around the Eildon region have been fishing well, as has the larger rivers such as the Goulburn.
Jacko from Mornington recently caught some absolutely ripping fish from the Rubicon, with a proper spawn coloured brown best the pick of the bunch. Celtas
were the go for him.
The Gouburn river itself is worth a fish at the moment, as it is running at around 400Mgl which really concentrates a lot of fish into deeper runs and
pools, and gives plenty more access to the river. Being slightly discoloured, brighter 'aggressive' coloured lures are getting a reaction bit from
After stocking up on some newly received lures, customer Anel and mates had a look around the Goulburn and found plenty of hungry trout willing to hit
the lures. Megabass X70 were excellent when ripped through the larger runs, while the flatside 48's were perfect for slow twitching through backwaters
and splits in the river. Smaller, lighter weight lures are working better as the river level stays low.
Back closer to the suburbs the local reservoirs and stocked lakes have been fishing well for trout as the weather has cooled off. Devilbend res has seen
some quality trout caught mainly on lures, with the very occasional fish taken on a bait.
Customer Jake has caught some ripper trout from Devilbend recently, with a session earlier this week yielding 2 nice size fish around 1kg each. Heavily
weighted spoons such as the 'Gurkha spoon' are perfect for places like this, as they caught be cast a mile out into deeper water and worked through
the feeding zone rather than straight in the weed.