Central Vic Lure Caster Super Series – Round 2 Lake Eppalock by Brad Hodges


Round 2 for the Central Vic lure caster super series (CVLCSS ) was held at Lake Eppalock. I was pretty excited about fishing this comp as I had never caught a Yellowbelly on a lure before and this has been something that I have wanted on do for quite a while.

I fished with Spiro Spyropoulos who has spent a fair amount of time in the past fishing lake Eppalock. His knowledge of the lake proved invaluable as he had us on the fish for the majority of the session.

We started working a cluster of trees and had a slow start, however as we continued to work the heavier structure and we began to work out a small pattern. We were fishing in up to 40ft of water but the fish seemed to be holding around 5 – 8ft under the surface. My approach included using bettlespins and small spinnerbaits ridged with Berkley 4’ Gulp! nemesis in pumpkinseed and pearl watermelon.

My first glimpse of a Yella came when a solid fish followed the lure right out of the snag all the way to the boat and boofed the surface. I could hardly contain my excitement even though the fish missed the lure. Luckily about 10 casts later I hooked and landed my first yella!!!

20150222_124827_resized_1Yella caught on a small spinnerbaits ridged with Berkley 4’ Gulp! nemesis in pumpkinseed and pearl watermelon.

20150222_130002_resizedLove em Yellas

As the morning rolled on I missed a couple of short takes and Spiro landed a nice yella before we went looking for another area to fish. Upon arriving at the next set of standing timber I hooked my 2nd fish almost straight away. It was then Spiro’s who turned it on with an overweight 68cm Murray Cod wrestled from the heavy structure.

With only an hour to go we headed back to the cluster of trees and I was rewards with a pair of 43cm yellas. I was stocked and really didn’t want to leave for the weigh in.

Over 120 anglers fished in the event with close to 80 Yellowbelly and 2 Murray Cod being landed. I am looking forward to fishing Round 3 at Lake Eildon, another place I have be meaning to fish for numerous years but have never manage to get there. I can’t wait!!!!


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