A good fish to help tune your lure or even bait fishing abilities up while being close to home are redfin. The good thing about the 'reddies' is they're
just about found in any wetland or lake around the suburbs of Melbourne, and at the moment most of the lakes are firing. The slight warmer weather
has the reddies going nuts, whether you're fishing Rowville Lakes or Devilbend Reservoir. Lure choices will vary on the water you're fishing, like
this slim hardbodied minnow for amongst the shallow weed through to deep sinking plastics and vibes.
James Rogers has been fishing with his son around some of his local lakes, and has found that the reddies have been taking a liking to small vibe styles
lures. This Yakamito Lancet is a very good juvenile redfin imitation and most of the larger school redfin are cannibalistic so they will happily eat
their own. James said small hops of this lure while close to the lake bottom got the bite just about every cast.