The Western Lakes have still been fishing well for some good size trout, with anglers from the shoreline and boats both doing well. The average size trout coming out of Lakes Tooliorook and Toolondo has been around 3lb, with 3 - 6 fish per session average for most anglers which makes the fishing well worth the drive.

Customers Paul and Filip fished out at Tooliorook with Trevor from Victorian Inland Fishing Charters recently where they did well on some cracking brown trout to 2kg, all taken slowly trolling white tassie devils around the lake margins.

 

How is this for a trout! This massive brown trout was caught by angler Andrew downrigging in Lake Purrumbete. The Western lakes are still producing some quality fish as these photos show, with Purrumbete, Bullen Merri, Tooliorook and Fyans producing fish on both bait and lures. Customer Andrew caught this nice brown from Lake Fyans over the weekend trolling lures around the weed edges in the lake.

The Western Victorian lakes are still red hot for some thumping trout at the moment. The most productive lakes have been Tooliorook and Purrumbete but Bullen Merri and Toolondo have also been good as well. Scott Gray has been fishing a few of the lakes over the past week and he has found the fishing excellent.

Trout to 3kg have been pretty much around average, with a few better fish coming out as well. Most anglers have been flatlining lures such as tassies and shallow running hardbodies to catch a few, however anglers working the weed and timber edges casting both lures and flies have been a bit more successful due to the stealth factor. Small mudeye imitating soft plastics have caught their share of fish along with lures such as Rapala flat raps and xraps.

Victoria's Western lakes are still fishing well for trout and the odd redfin at the minute. Most of the action is coming from anglers trolling and casting lures like tassie devils and shallow running hardbodies fitted with weedless hooks. Running weedless hooks on most lures for this style of fishing means that the lures can be run as close to grass and weed as possible without fouling up. Most of the trout and redfin will hang close by to the weed and dash out to attack prey.

Customer Paul fished Lake Tooliorook recently where he has been catching plenty of trout averaging around the 2.5kg mark. Paul's best so far has been a 4.3kg beauty that took a trolled lumo white tassie. Trolling early in the day has been the best, and then once the sun comes up casting the same lures has been a good method.

If you're a keen freshwater fisho, and want to tangle with some good Redfin and Trout now is the time to get across to Western Victoria. Lake Tooliorook is just out of Colac and is producing some lovely fish. 

Customer Brian from the Bendigo Angling Club went across and fished the lake to land both Trout and Redfin. The Trout were mainly caught on flatlined Tassies while most Redfin were caught on Maria and Strike Pro vibes around the northern side of the lake.