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Off to catch my first Lake Eildon Cod.

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fishing' started by jedgpz, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. jedgpz

    jedgpz Well-Known Member

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    spent a few days over at Lake Eildon chasing my first Lake Eildon Cod. Decided to go to the Jews Creek area as from what I had been told this is the best end of the Lake to fish for Cod.
    Day one fished up to the big river and flicked big swimbaits and trolled large hard bodies for doughnuts.
    Day two fished some smaller bays. No Cod and one nice brown trout on the troll. Still yet to get my Eildon Cod but feel like it was a great learning experience and we feel like it is only a matter of time and we will get the Eildon cod monkey off our back.
    If we are not locked down further our next attempt at the Eildon Cod will be at some time in sept - oct.
    Cheers
    Jed
     
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  2. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    I wish you the best and hope for a Thumper......

    Cheers tac
     
  3. Master Baiter

    Master Baiter Well-Known Member

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    Jed,the Delatite Arm can be consistent for big Cod and Yella's most time's of the year. A lot more water this year made it good fishing last month, prior to lock down which has stuffed up the Melbourne boys who would probably catch the most Cod and Yella's.
    Wally
     
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  4. Madfisher

    Madfisher Well-Known Member

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    Best of luck in the future quest for a Cod.
    Pete
     
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  5. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    For some reason i still havent gone cod fishing.
     
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  6. Madfisher

    Madfisher Well-Known Member

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    One on fly is the ultimate mate. I once got amnd 85cm while using a sinking fly line and a size 4 xxx long zonker for yellas in Wyangala.
    Cheers Pete
     
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  7. Master Baiter

    Master Baiter Well-Known Member

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    Pete what is a zonker?
    wally
     
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  8. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    Me neither Blair I need to get off my bum and do it as when I was a Rugrat my father used to catch a lot of cod in the Goulburn and the Murray cheers Tac

    Wow that is good going that would have been one hell of a fight
     
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  9. Madfisher

    Madfisher Well-Known Member

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    LOL, yes a lot more then I bargained for, lost nearly the whole fly line (30m) straight down, and at a very fast rate. Anyone who reckons Cod dont fight should have seen this one go. I est it to be about 30lb.
    A zonker is a long strip of rabbit fur tied along the top of the hook, usually with a fairly long tail to give more movement. Purple is my fav colour for natives. Then I usually add a belly in with what ever i have laying around.
    We have caught more cod on fly in Wyangala then yellas I think. When I got the 85 i only had 12lb fluro tippett so I could not go to hard.
    Pete
     
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  10. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like an oversized clauser bloody good fly for all kinds of water like the matuka
     
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  11. Madfisher

    Madfisher Well-Known Member

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    Tack a lot more fur movement then either a matuka or clouser,trick is to get your retrieve right so that tail is dancing around. I do make the tail a bit longer then standard zonkers. You need to check it reguraly to make sure the tail has not wrapped around the hook
    Pete
     
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