Current water level: 36 per cent.
Current discharge: 450 mega litres per day.
Current inflow: 200 ml per day.
Water visibility: up to one metre.
Weather: late shower today and a possible shower Saturday. Temperatures will reach 29 degrees Celsius today and tomorrow before reaching 33 on Sunday.
Full moon: February Feb 26.
New moon: March 12.
Water temperature: 25 to 27 degrees Celsius.
Murray cod: spinner baits, mainly trolled, have accounted for most of the captures this week. My son managed a good cod while casting a mask vibe beside a tree. Anthony from Leeton managed six cod over the weekend up to 67 centimetres. No big fish being caught but still plenty of legal size fish about. The Murrumbidgee arm seems to be the most productive in five or six metres of water.
Yellow belly: some have found the fish and have bagged out, but others have struggled, me included. I have had a good report of 11 fish taken on shrimp off trees at a depth of five or six metres on Tuesday. There have been a lot of fishermen in over the weekend for a fish prior to this weekend’s tournament. They are not giving away to much information. Likewise, as I am taking part myself in the competition. The main comment was that there is no consistent pattern, with the location of the fish or what lures or bait are working. The common lures were jackalls, mask vibes and 50 millimetre AC invaders in bright colours. This weekend’s event will be staged from the main boat ramp with two five hour sessions on Saturday and one five hour session on Sunday morning. Around 40 boats will be starting and participants will be measuring their fish from the main ramp for those interested in having a look.
Redfin: I have revisited several spots this week where I was catching redfin two weeks ago and they are still there. Another couple of hundred fish have been removed again this week. They are still holding in around five metres of water off the sandy banks. Small 50mm plastics, small 40mm blades and worms are all working. The lure or bait needs to be on the bottom with a very slow retrieve with the occasional lift and drop.
Carp: plenty being caught on worms and corn. Have been present to see 2 carp taken on plastics this week.
Park news: the new fish cleaning shelters are being delivered on the February 21. The water, power and concrete works will commence the following week. There will be bins at each station and clean running water for cleaning up the tables after use and cleaning the fish.
Steve (from the shop) will be selling breakfast and lunch from the picnic area above the ramp on both days. Fuel, ice, refreshments and meals are also available from the store located in the centre of the park.