Last week I wrote about yellow belly fishing and this week is going to be the same but for a different reason.
I had good mate and fisherman extraordinaire Jamin Forbes come into work and naturally the talk got straight to fishing.
Forbsy was saying that he was on Lake Albert skiing with his family on Sunday and noticed quite a few fish floating and they weren’t sunbaking.
Unfortunately, nearly all of these fish were small to medium yellas. Now the past couple of months the lake has been fishing the best it has in ages and its fantastic to see families sitting beside the water wetting a line, what we have to do is show a little bit of respect to the fish that we catch when releasing them.
Yes, the majority of people are practising catch and release which is great to see, but if we release them haphazardly there will still be a high mortality rate so here are a couple of tips to assist the released fish to increase their chances of survival.
I am by no means saying not to go fishing because any fish you catch will not make it, I am saying a little care taken when fishing, catching and releasing will aid in the fish’s recovery hopefully allowing the fish to recover and then make more little fishies and then be caught and released again.
Some very good reports of nice yellow bellies on the troll even to the extent of bagging out within the hour and it just happens to be a long weekend.
A few reports coming in on some half decent yellas and a few reddies – me thinks a trip next weekend might be the go.
A couple of trout down towards Sue City and some decent reddies among the timber.
A few trout on the troll flat lining tassies, mainly yellow wings, a couple on small shallow diving hard bodies as well.
Still good reports from here with some good sizes p o the60cm mark, stuckies have been the best lure this week.
Good reports on bait, not many on lures.
Still good numbers of big yellow bellies on hard bodies like the McGrath lure, some good reports on the OARGEE plow as well – well worth a trip.
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