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'It’s Cod time'    Jarrod Day

It is certainly all happening in Victoria at the moment. Santa has left the North Pole with his sack full of presents and should touch down in just a few weeks. While we are all busy getting our celebration festivities in order and things in the office begin to quieten down, the fishing is far from so.

The Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries have been very busy over the past few weeks getting everything ready for the opening of the Murray cod season.

The Victorian Murray cod fishing season opened on Sunday 1 December.

Amongst the destinations for anglers will be the lower Goulburn River, the Loddon and Campaspe rivers, Gunbower Creek, Taylors Lake near Horsham, Lake Nagambie, Lake Nillahcootie, Lake Eppalock, Cairn Curran Reservoir, the Kerang Lakes and Lake Eildon.

Lake Eildon has been well stocked with Murray cod in recent times having received more than one million fingerlings over three years in a bold project funded by fishing licence fees.

More than 550,000 golden perch were stocked into Lake Eildon during this time too and it has been fishing well for golden perch during spring.

Last summer, Fisheries Victoria stocked more than two million native fish for the third consecutive season. Find out where they were released here - www.depi.vic.gov.au/nativefish2013

Murray Cod season is open -  Jarrod Day  
In time for the opening of Murray cod season, three boat ramps have been upgraded in northern Victoria.

Ramps on the Gunbower Creek at Spences Bridge (pictured) and Koondrook, and on the Loddon River at Serpentine, have been significantly improved by Fisheries Victoria and the North Central Catchment Management Authority.

The upgrades were funded by the State Government's 'Boating Safety and Facilities Program' and its $16 million 'Recreational Fishing Initiative' as part of our 'Building Northern Native Fisheries' project.

The project is enhancing freshwater fishing opportunities by stocking extra Murray cod and golden perch and improving boat and land based access for anglers.

This is a great thing for anglers and with the season now open I am sure there will be plenty of fish caught over the next few months.

On the saltwater scene, the snapper are still around in droves with plenty of anglers getting into the action right around the state. This pretty much the same with whiting with all the usually haunts providing anglers with some quality fish.

Having ready through Ben Knaggs feature last week about using your sounder to find and work structure, I also have been doing so over the past few months with a Lowrance HDS 7 with Structure Scan. Let me tell you, these things are weapons and it really isn’t fair as finding fish is without doubt the easiest it has ever been.

Just last week we were flicking soft plastics around boats that were at anchor and bait fishing for snapper. With structure scan on, were scanned 80 meters left and right sounding snapper which were even under the boats at anchor. Sure we plucked a few but without structure scan; you would have never known the fish were there.

If you’re in the market for a new sounder, have a look at the HDS range, they will blow your mind. The below image may be a little confusing but if you can see all the little white dots which look like rice grains, well they are all snapper.
Side Scan showing plenty of snapper. -  Jarrod Day  


In speaking of the HDS, this week’s feature called 'city limits' is all about fishing in Melbourne’s CBD for bream and as you will see, without the HDS and structure scan, we would have had to put in a lot more casts to locate fish.
Breamin in the CBD -  Jarrod Day  


Aside from that, below are a few past articles which are worth a ready as you may just find a little technique that may help you along the way in your quest for fishing success.

Gary Brown – Using bream for berley
http://www.fishingboating-world.com/Bread,-is-it-worth-using-it-for-berley-when-fishing-off-the-rocks?/114247

Breads the winner when it comes to berley. -  Jarrod Day  


Gary Brown – Targeting kingfish with live bait
http://www.fishingboating-world.com/How-to-target-Kingfish-with-live-bait./113338

Live baits work well on kings. -  Jarrod Day  


Carl Hyland – Fishing and first aid
http://www.fishingboating-world.com/Fishing-First-Aid/111165

The highly dangerous blue ringed octopus. -  Jarrod Day  


Carl Hyland – Fishing and the Internet
http://www.fishingboating-world.com/Fishing-and-the-Internet/109923

A nice tassie frog. -  Jarrod Day  


Shane Murton – SA’s flathead
http://www.fishingboating-world.com/Fishing-and-the-Internet/109923

Until next week,


by Jarrod Day, FishingBoating-World Editor

  

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