Lauriston and Upper Coliban on Saturday

PedroArvy
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Lauriston and Upper Coliban on Saturday

Postby PedroArvy » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:34 pm

On Saturday I slept in but by midday I decided it was time for a fish so I headed up to Lauriston. I cast a Jaz 4-gram vibe around the dam wall and then around the most western parts of the lake in the lovely treed shores. I got a take from a small trout and saw a midging trout that I probably spooked when I cast my vibe on top of it. I then walked to where the creek flows in on the most western part of the lake as I once saw some solid smelting action here but it's never been repeated since. So after 2 hours it was off to Upper Coliban.

At the eastern end of the dam wall there was a guy with a small 25cm trout in a bucket which he later let go. I threw the vibe around for another hour. The water was quite discoloured, much worse than Lauriston. Near sunset I caught a small trout, probably about six months old. That was it for the day.

Next time I might try fishing with a bait rod and try spinning at the same time close to the rod. I figure a bait rod with power bait + glassies and lures to explore both top and bottom water might be a better approach to put the odds in my favour.

These two lakes are usually very frustrating, I must be prepared to get up earlier and drive that little bit further.
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Lightningx
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Re: Lauriston and Upper Coliban on Saturday

Postby Lightningx » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:54 pm

Nice report and pics.

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Re: Lauriston and Upper Coliban on Saturday

Postby TheNix » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:34 pm

Good report. The Upper Coliban has been very good to me this year but it has exclusively been on baits; the lure fisherman I've meet have said that its been a real hard slog.

Stumpjumper
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Re: Lauriston and Upper Coliban on Saturday

Postby Stumpjumper » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:25 pm

Yeah you should be hitting the place early morning or late arvo to maximise your chances.

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Re: Lauriston and Upper Coliban on Saturday

Postby Redhunter » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:22 pm

Good report Pedro!

Has anyone here ever seen them roaching there before? Double-figure beasts rounding up and smashing through schools of roach? Have seen it on a couple of occasions in the summer months. An awesome sight to see.

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Re: Lauriston and Upper Coliban on Saturday

Postby KeenAds » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:44 pm

Love that 2nd picture :thumbsup:



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PedroArvy
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Re: Lauriston and Upper Coliban on Saturday

Postby PedroArvy » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:45 pm

In Lauriston I have seen tons of roach surface feeding in summer and caught them on fly. There's also plenty of runted reddies in the place but in winter I think these small fish all go to sleep. I wonder whether they are easy or difficult for the trout to feed on in winter? I will have to go scuba diving there one day to find out!


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