With Christmas only a fleeting memory, it's time to get back on the water and seek out a mighty green fish at the home of the Murray cod, Lake Mulwala.
Since cod season opening there have been some great reports.
Mick Miller and his mate had a day out, landing 15 cod, with eight of legal size (60cm).
Greg Mesley, of Portland, with mates Sprat, Gooch and Shep, had a ball catching numerous cod for the week on lures and bait. The highlight was Mezza’s 69cm beauty caught on a bit of his home made cheese kransky.
Kyle Dalrymple, a very passionate young fella from Corowa, spends a fair bit of time on the lake and is regularly rewarded for his efforts.
On his past few trips he has been seeking out cod in shallower water, away from the general hustle and bustle of the many fishing and ski boats. His best fish this season so far was a healthy 74cm.
Ando, Jack and Ned Hunt were a happy bunch of campers who hit the river downstream earlier looking to have a bit of fun with cod and yellas before the masses arrived. Each day they caught great numbers of fish, with the majority falling to lures. A highlight was Jack’s 56cm golden perch, taken on a cast spinnerbait.
With the warm Summer evenings, surface fishing has been a great option. David Rose and Ben Ross got some fun topwater action walking the banks around Kiffin.
There are a few competition coming up over the next couple of months. The Lowrance Da$h 4 Cash will be on February 16-17 and the His and Hers Partners Classic on March 2 will be a great day for understanding couples to share time together in the boat.
The Cod Nationals, five days of serious tournament fishing for the dedicated green-fish angler, will round out the local comp season on April 21-26.
Jack Hunt and his 56cm yella from the Murray River below Yarrawonga.Reads: 932