Quality cod from a quiet lake
  |  First Published: May 2015

Now the water sports enthusiasts are gone, it’s time for us mad keen fishos to get up and use the quieter conditions to our advantage.

It has been completely the opposite right up until Easter. Pretty soon the lake will be on the rise once more and will hopefully deliver a bit more consistency to anglers, as it’s been so hit and miss all year, things have to change eventually.

As the water stars to come up onto the grassy flats up around the back of the Bonnie Doon caravan park some nice fat trout will start moving in feeding on the worms, grubs and all sorts of little creatures they love to eat. I like to concentrate on these areas with grassy margins early in the morning and moving deeper as the sun moves up.

It’s also a great time of year to fish the mouth of the Delatite River, as some fish may get in early to prepare for the spawn, and being a strange year weather wise, you just never know.

There have been some nice cod caught recently, with Jan Bast picking up a healthy green fish around the 92cm mark recently. With numbers down on last year for this time the quality of fish is making up for up near the Doon with certainly more captures of larger fish than down Eildon way.

There have been a couple of reports of yellowbelly being taken at the base of trees whilst baitfishing in for reddies with scrubbies and yabbies. A few reddies have also been accounted for of late, not in big numbers but good size table fish between 40-45cm, which is ideal.

Please everybody go through your safety gear and make sure it’s all tip top and up to date. The water police have been out and about so do the right thing and please wear your life jackets, we don’t want any more tragedies and destroyed families from taking silly risks. Take care on the water.

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