Lake Wendouree

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Lake Wendouree

Postby Nightwish » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:23 am

Went for another fish on Lake Wendouree on Friday,l was there just as the sun was rising l don't know if that will make a difference but will wait and see.
ln the first hour all l caught was about 10 little reddies between about 15cm and 20cm long some caught on mudeyes and some on worms.
At about 8.30am l caught my first rainbow.
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After then things started to pick up,one of my rods really started to loose some line and when l landed the fish it was a brown trout,l don't catch many browns and the way this one was taking line l thought l had something fairly decent on.
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The action was really starting to take off,l had to take one of my rods out as they were both getting bites at the same time,just before l took my second rod out l had one fish in the net and another on the line so l ended up with two rainbows in the net at the same time.
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l don't like to throw the rainbows straight back as they seem to need a bit of swimming before they are released or they don't survive.
Between 8.30am and about 1pm l think l caught around 8 to 10 rainbows, one brown and a heap of little reddies,it was like these fish hadn't had a feed in ages as l was catching them on worms and even dead mudeyes,l don't catch many on worms and l only use dead mudeyes when l run out of live ones but today l thought l would give the dead ones a go to see what happens.
After 1pm things started to slow down so l put my second rod back in and caught 1 more rainbow and a few reddies,unfortunately none of the reddies were keepers.
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By now at about 3pm the wind was really starting to get up and it was about time to go but l had one more really good run by what looked like to be the largest rainbow l have had on my line but unfortunately it got caught around one of the rowing bouy lane markers and busted me off and as they say s**t happens but overall it has been another fantastic day on Lake Wendouree.
l am not sure why things are going this well but l will take it while it lasts.
All but 2 rainbows were released,one had some damage to its eye and the other l couldn't get to swim properly

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Re: Lake Wendouree

Postby Lightningx » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:39 am

Great report mate! Nice catch and pics :thumbsup:

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Re: Lake Wendouree

Postby davek » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:44 am

Good day out and nice catches of fish, cheers davo :a_goodjob:
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Re: Lake Wendouree

Postby ratbag » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:19 pm

great report & your perseverance paid off!
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Re: Lake Wendouree

Postby coln72 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:49 pm

Damn, knew I shoulda given Lake Wendouree a go this morning instead of flicking a few lures near Creswick

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Re: Lake Wendouree

Postby Nightwish » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:14 pm

coln72 wrote:Damn, knew I shoulda given Lake Wendouree a go this morning instead of flicking a few lures near Creswick

l reckon your right as the lake seems to be full of hungry fish at the moment.
l take my hat off to you though today wasn't a great day to be out in the elements.
Did you have any luck today?
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Re: Lake Wendouree

Postby meppstas » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:21 pm

Well done on your catches with some nice trout being caught.. You're right about the rainbows they do take some time to recover as they stress out very quickly and can go belly up, where as the browns are a much stronger fish and have a much better survival rate.. great day on the water.. :thumbsup:

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Re: Lake Wendouree

Postby coln72 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:02 am

Nightwish wrote:
coln72 wrote:Damn, knew I shoulda given Lake Wendouree a go this morning instead of flicking a few lures near Creswick

l reckon your right as the lake seems to be full of hungry fish at the moment.
l take my hat off to you though today wasn't a great day to be out in the elements.
Did you have any luck today?
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Yeah weather was crappy but flicking lures was a better option to sitting in the basketball stadium for 2 hours watching the young fella train

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Re: Lake Wendouree

Postby mazman » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:07 pm

meppstas wrote:Well done on your catches with some nice trout being caught.. You're right about the rainbows they do take some time to recover as they stress out very quickly and can go belly up, where as the browns are a much stronger fish and have a much better survival rate.. great day on the water.. :thumbsup:

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I believe rainbow trout require more oxygen hence the longer recovery and their tendency to sit in the faster water while browns dominate the backwaters.

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Re: Lake Wendouree

Postby Nightwish » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:21 pm

coln72 wrote:
Nightwish wrote:
coln72 wrote:Damn, knew I shoulda given Lake Wendouree a go this morning instead of flicking a few lures near Creswick

l reckon your right as the lake seems to be full of hungry fish at the moment.
l take my hat off to you though today wasn't a great day to be out in the elements.
Did you have any luck today?
:cheers:


Not even a follow :(
Yeah weather was crappy but flicking lures was a better option to sitting in the basketball stadium for 2 hours watching the young fella train


l know where your coming from there as far as watching kids train



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