With a fair smattering of warm spring days, the traditional run of golden perch in Lake Mulwala should be about to fire.
Traditionally, mid to late October sees golden perch school up in certain areas and provide fun for those in the right place at the right time. Areas with increased current flow tend to attract fish so keep an eye out for these prime hunting grounds.
The early spring fishing in Lake Mulwala proved to be a non-event. With cod season closed and the yellas yet to fire, not a lot of action was reported.
The odd cod as a by-catch was about as exciting as things got. The only area that provided a bit of fun with semi-constant action was downstream in the Mulwala Canal near the Ski Park. Cast Jackals and smaller hardbodied lures proved the best option.
It continues to amaze me at how oblivious people are to the fact that you cannot fish (or have any fishing gear in position) anywhere on or adjacent to the Murray River downstream from the Yarrawonga weir through to the Tocumwal Bridge between Sept 1 and November 30. Keep this in mind if you are planning a trip to this region through this time.
Positions are still available for the Golden Do$$ars, a yella/golden perch specific event that’s being held on Lake Mulwala on October 27. For enquiries relating to this or the upcoming Cod Classic call into Yarrawonga / Mulwala’s official tournament shop, Lake Mulwala Fish Camp & Ski (Opp Post Office) or give us a call on 0357 441667 for further information.Reads: 1027