Reddies and Yellas everywhere
  |  First Published: December 2010

The local weather patterns have been keeping the fishing hot and cold: an abundance of fish one day and not a touch the next day.

But hey, that’s just fishing.

Best of all the water hasn’t stopped flowing, lakes filling, and the rivers are all running the banks ensuring the cracking summer we’re all in for.

Lake Hume

The Lake has been getting busier by the day, and some awesome fish are being caught from not only the boats, but in some cases bigger and more abundant numbers of redfin and yellowbelly are being caught straight off the banks casting small vibes and soft plastics.

In the boats, finding the schools of fish has been a bit harder, as the usual haunts that may not be firing are leaving anglers spending a lot of time looking for fish or even going home without a fish at all.

But with the redfin finally starting to fire more and more families are heading to the lake.

High numbers of anglers are entering the upcoming Lake Hume Classic, which is sure to be an excellent weekend. Rob ‘Bluey’ Williams has been smashing some pretty serious redfin and yellowbelly while casting around the points and structure.

With the water starting to tag the 100% mark and temperatures rising, some incidental catches of Murray cod have surprised people targeting yellowbelly. Thankfully these anglers have been smart enough to release the fish as soon as they realise what they have hooked. Great to see!

Local Rivers

Water releases from the wall have been increased and in turn the Murray has risen quite a lot and is flowing very fast past Heywoods Bridge. Trolling around the mouth of the wall has been worth getting out for, as yellowbelly and redfin have finally started to come on the bite.

They are being caught on lures trolled, and bait. The other rivers like Wodonga Creek and the Kiewa are running fast and high making them hard to fish safely.

Other waters

The recent big rains that have soaked the area has turned a few away from visiting the smaller waterways, but Sumption Gardens in Wodonga has been fun to head down to as the kids can have a play on the massive playground while mum and dad try their luck in the lake chasing yellowbelly and carp.

In closing, all reports coming out of the Hume Weir recently have been positive to say the least, so I encourage you to round up the troops, get out there, and chase some fish.

Bluey with a terrific brace of Hume redfin.

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