Lake Mulwala still has bulk Murray cod on tap
  |  First Published: April 2017

Anglers can’t help but get excited about the continued excellent fishing in and around Lake Mulwala, especially when it comes to the surface action at this time of year. No wonder Lake Mulwala is the ‘Home of the Murray Cod!’ Beautiful summer evenings have led to one of the most productive months in recent history and there is no reason why this won’t continue into May.

For those looking to attack the lake throughout the day, your best bet is to tackle the shallower areas that are no more than 3m in depth. Cast or trolled lures and spinnerbaits worked closely to timber structure will produce great results. Below the weir a strong run of yellas has been present with bait fishing producing more than lures.

Looking back, this report would go on forever if I gave everybody a mention who has supplied us with their captures over the last few weeks. There are a few who deserve a special mention who have pulled a metery or bigger recently. Without doubt, one of the biggest cod captured in this area in recent memory was from Cobram local Nathaniel Hendry. Nathaniel’s surface lure was annihilated by a 125cm beast – super effort.

Close behind was another monster landed by Joel Thomas. Again, a surface lure was what brought this 120cm monster undone. Joel also landed another 90cm cod off the top and in the process managed to get a treble well and truly planted into his thumb.

Normally a 115cm cod would be near on headline news, but Bendigo local Gavin Burns has to settle for third this month with his great capture. Having a pre-fish for the Da$h 4 Ca$h, he got a fair surprise when his cast Kuttafurra hardbody was smashed by this brute.

Berrigan boy Graeme Pyle was another to join in on the metery fun when he trolled up a healthy 104cm model on a surface lure. To top this off, he had landed three other cod that evening measuring up to 88cm. Lastly, a young fella by the name of Cody presented us with a photo of a neat 100cm Murray cod that was taken on a chicken fillet! Well done, Cody. My apologies to those I have missed.

On the other hand, there have been some memorable catches made by anglers new to fishing. Tommy Plunket was happy when he managed to get his first on a lure.

Another Yarra local character Mick Crothers was in a quandary on how to catch these cod off the surface. After a night of assurance he was doing thing right, Mick hasn’t looked back and has proceeded to catch numerous off the top and receive plenty of hits while walking the banks.

The happiest of all went to two year old Beau Taylor. Beau and mum Sophie drowned a few worms down the river. Beau was happy with the results.

The recent Lowrance Da$h 4 Ca$h Super Series again proved a hit with 79 teams competing. Weather conditions were tough with wind knocking many around. There were great numbers of fish captured, photographed and released for the weekend. The biggest was 91.4cm.

• If you’re visiting town, call into Lake Mulwala Fish Camp & Ski, the shop with the big green cod out the front opposite the post office in Mulwala. We are now Yarrawonga’s only tackle store with Mal closing his doors. Check out our new store located between Rivers and One Zac in the main street of Yarrawonga and say g’day. We’re Yarrawonga and Mulwala’s fishing specialists for all things green!

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