Taupo Fishing Report - 11th November 2011
Fishing out on the great lake this week has been very good once again for most. November is prime time for the Harlers and this last few weeks the fishing has been outstanding for those first couple of hours of daylight.
Top flies will be Parsons Glory, Yellow Lady, Green Orbit and Ginger Micks, small sized Spotty Gold and Traffic Light Cobras on the point are also going well.
Trollers have had a better week this week with top depths continuing to be around the 100 feet mark and sometimes even deeper down to 120 feet.
Best lures have been Baby Brown, Traffic light and Spotty Gold also the smaller sized Black and Gold and all Copper Tobies have been successful. The trolllers have been finding the fishing has been quite consistent even throughout the day at these deeper depths.
The weather and in particular the wind has been quite varied this week very often restricting the areas to fish but those that have braved the elements and managed to find some sheltered bays have been rewarded with some good fishing quite close to town.
Weather looks a little calmer for the weekend ahead so might be a good time to head out a little further afield and try some less pressured areas such as the Western Bays.
The local fly fishing has been quite good as the rivers have now receded it is now time to start thinking about the dry fly dropper rigs as some fish will now seek out more riffled type water to gain condition, lots of reports now of good Mayfly Hatches in most rivers, we had our first dry fly evening this week and even on a cold windy night had plenty of activity by finding a sheltered area out of the wind.
No Caddis as yet but with a few warm days they will be here very soon as will our first Beetle hatches, all to look forward to now so tight lines till next week .
FLY AND GUN