Taupo Fishing Report - 17th November 2011
A mixed bag out on the lake this week, some people finding lots of fish and having a ball and others struggling to find a single fish.
The key once again has been the depth for the trollers. Fish have been caught at depths varying from 50 feet down to 120 feet .Those that have been most successful are the ones that have made the effort to continually change the depths at which they fish and also religiously staying on the move until they locate the fish.
Top lures this week once again Baby Brown, Orange and Gold, Green and Yellow Cobras also working has been the Green Striped small Black Toby.
Harling is still the most consistent method out there at the moment and early morning and late evening are the two best times to be out there Harling at the moment.
Jigging has been going quite well for quite a few people this week with depths again quite crucial, during the middle of the day the fish have been getting caught as deep as 55 meters by some of the locals using Pat Swift Smelts and Olive and Black Woolie buggers on the point.
Local fly fishing has been quite good this week with rivers now stable and clear, The Hinemaia still continues to produce some good fishing and the T.T has good numbers of fish in the upper reaches at the moment . The Tongariro still continues to have some spasmodic runs of fish through the system and with less people about now is a very good option for some good sighted fishing weather permitting .
The river mouths have had some decent fishing this week with small Boobies and fast sinking lines especially at the Waitahanui .
Dry fly activity continues to increase in the evenings now and we had our first Caddis hatch mid week despite a cool wind using Elk Hair Caddis with a good early hatch extending over two hours so not a bad start to the dry fly season.
Mixed weather forecast for the weekend so just keep an eye on whats happening before making definite plans.
Tight lines till next week
FLY AND GUN