Plenty of fish for the new year
  |  First Published: December 2012

Cod fishing in and around Lake Mulwala throughout the holiday season traditionally produces plenty of fish.

This is especially so below the weir with the majority of them being under the legal size limit of 60cm.

The influx of ‘doof-doof’ ski boats tends to send the bigger lake cod either deeper or into hiding at their secret snag.

Being know as ‘the lake of 1000 casts’, persistence will be required to produce constant quality cod.

Those looking for a bit of fun will be best served soaking a juicy bardi grub or scrub worm while the casters should be looking to present a larger size spinnerbait, Mumbler or Jackall.

Trolling the edge of the original Murray River course early in the morning with deep diving hardbodied lures could also be productive.

In late spring it was hard to get excited with the yella fishing had over recent months.

In saying this though, there have been some crackers caught.

In amongst the yellas have also been good numbers of quality cod, so do not discount searching the shallower, weedier margins of the lake, especially up around the Everglades.

The anglers finding fish here have been using smaller presentations.

Hold your pants on for my next report in February as I'm sure it will be filled with plenty of cod season stories about the one that did not get away!

Hopefully I can help put you onto the fish species you are chasing.

Rod ‘Cod Mac’ McKenzie with an 80cm Lake Mulwala marvel. A present any discerning angler would like to find in their X-Mass stocking!

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