Regular columnist Jason Kirk has been on holidays, so the following report comes from Brett Gleeson.
Lately the water temperature has been around 19°C, so it’s definitely starting to get up a bit, which makes the fish a bit more active. The fishing has been going really well lately, and if you want proof you only have to look at the bin at the dam, which has been full of yellowbelly frames. Lately there’s been a heap of yellas taken on soft plastics, Jackall Mask vibes, and yabbies. Some anglers are still using worms with some success, but worms are no longer the preferred bait now that the weather is warming up. Warmer water makes the yabbies and shrimp become more active, so these crustaceans are what the predators are most interested in.
There haven’t been a whole lot of redfin featuring in catches but there are still reports of a few being taken here and there. Some catfish are also around but not in big numbers. I’ve heard one report of a 91cm cod caught and released off the bank, so they’re still biting.
The water is fairly clear at the moment – when I was drowning yabbies from the bank recently I could see carp cruising 8-10ft away – and the level is around 17%.
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