Blue Rock always worth another look
  |  First Published: May 2013

Still another dry month yet again, but as I’m writing it looks like a change is here, so hopefully our rivers get a well deserved boost of water.

Whilst our rivers have been a bit slow over summer, many anglers are turning to the lakes to find water and here in Gippsland we are lucky enough to live near Blue Rock Lake.

The main question I get asked about this location, is any one catching any bass yet? They are but the numbers aren’t huge.

I think the main reason we don’t hear more is due to the restrictions of engine and vessel sizes for Blue Rock.

There simply aren’t enough people fishing the right areas to find these bass. A few anglers however that fish it a lot have found some good spots and have been catching a few bass lately. There are a couple of better bass coming out this year and it seems there is a 3-year-old class now that is in the mid 20cm size range.

Obviously there will be some bigger fish in here as well that were introduced in late 2001, but these 15-25cm fish are all new stock released in the last three years.

Hardbodied lures definitely seem to be the go in this lake as nearly all the bass are taken on minnow-style lures.

A lot of Blue Rock anglers have kayaks so you can get good access into the snags to cast either floating stickbait-type or deep diving hardbodied lures.

Many anglers are now purely trolling hardbodied lures and are catching a wide range of fish from bass to big redfin and a few big trout as well.

Summer is obviously the best time for the bass, but we are coming into a good time to get big trout in Blue Rock and of course the redfin should fish well all year. There are some nice bass in here and please, if anyone catches any send the photos through.

For more information, contact Will at Allways Angling in Traralgon on 51748544. You will get expert advice and great deals on fishing bait and tackle., Turn in to Rex Hunt and Lee Rayner’s “Off the Hook” on 1242 to hear Will’s Report on what’s going on in Gippsland!

Andrew Keteller is proving to be a serious bass angler and has caught probably more bass from Blue Rock than most other anglers. These are a couple of specimens which look like different year classes.

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