Cod now, serenity later
  |  First Published: February 2017

It seems like all of the TV coverage surrounding the house from the castle prior to Christmas has brought the serenity of Bonnie Doon back into the forefront of peoples’ minds, with bumper crowds this holiday season and it doesn't look like slowing down.

Trying to find places to fish quietly can be a bit of a chore at this time of year, particularly when apart from early morning, the best bite time seems to be between 2-5pm. It’s a lot easier to find a peaceful spot in the morning, as the sun is coming up and the water is calm, and it’s well worth a shot.

There have been steady reports of quality cod right across the top of the lake throughout January, and all over the entire lake for that matter. It seems that everything has aligned nicely as far as the cod go. I can't remember the last time that everyone was getting onto them like they are now, but we all know too well that Eildon is feast or famine, and the fishing world’s equivalent to a hard golf course. We just keep going back though.

Most of the popular methods are working on the green fish, but with so much boat traffic around, it’s going be productive down deep. I would be trolling super deep diving lures like Predateks, Storm Arashis and similar types of lures, especially when the hot sun is beating down in the afternoon.

Ford Inlet has been going quite well, with numerous reports of healthy cod up to 85cm and the occasional yella, which seem to have deserted us in the last couple of weeks.

Please stay safe out there and wear your life jackets, we don’t want another tragedy.

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