Taupo Fishing Report - 10th February 2012

By Rene Vaz 02/13/2012
 

No complaints from the fishing out there this week, some beautiful conditioned trout full of smelt being caught over the last few days for the trollers, best times are the change of light especially early mornings and best depths are anything from 80 feet to 130 feet deep , most consistent depth this week has been around the 30 metre mark, best lures have been the Orange and Gold and Spotty Gold with the Traffic light and small Black Toby doing really well.
Jigging is now going very well with top local spots this week over at Whareweka and over at Mine bay depending on the wind. Horomatangi Reef has been producing some stunning bigger fish when the conditions have allowed.
Any of the small Manic Smelt patterns will do the job and best depths are between 30 metres and 45 metres at the moment.
Fly fishing has been nothing short of awesome out there over the last couple of weeks with some of the best Cicada action I have ever seen the rivers are now stable and clear and the last spell of hot weather we had brought the Cicadas out on mass. The high country bush clad rivers have been the places to be where the Cicadas are most prolific any big rubber legged dark Stimulater patterns sized from 8# to 6# will do the job and the bigger the splash with the fly the better !!!
Now is the time to be out there enjoying the very best of what our beloved Taupo region has to offer If you want some local Cicada action then look no further than the Tongariro which has seen some great fishing throughout its length the weather needs to be good though and overcast and cooler days will see less surface activity so keep an eye on the forecast.
With luck and good weather we hopefully will see some excellent Cicada fishing throughout February and possibly into early March.
Tight Lines
GARY LYTTLE