Taupo Fishing Report - 3rd December 2010
Fishing has been a little mixed out on the lake this week, the better harling has definitely been in the early morning, day time harling has slowed this week.
Top spots this week have been, Whakaipo Bay, Rangatira Point, Waitahanui and Hatepe, lots of smelting activity around the White Cliffs and Hatepe areas reported from the boats over the last few days.
Best flies are Parsons Glory, Yellow Lady and Red Bodied Green Orbit, followed by a bright orange or Spotty Gold Cobra
The trollers and downriggers have had a better week with top depths around the 20-30 meter mark. Chopping and changing depths has been the key this week, top lures still the Baby Brown, Green and Gold and Spotty Gold Cobras.
Taupo Bay, Rangatira, Mine Bay and the Horomatangi Reef have been the best local spots for a troll Some better sized fish showing up amongst the smaller ones this week including some nice Browns around the five pound mark from the Western Bays.
Local fly fishing has been good this week with some solid dry fly action on a lot of the rivers to the Green Beetle, also reports of fish now starting to come up to some bigger terrestrials.
Many of the rivers are getting quite low now as we have little rain to speak of for quite some time. This will mean a little more stealth and a finer set up with finer tippet and smaller flies in general.
The big O, Rotoaira, and Kuratau lakes are still fishing very well, Kuratau currently has some excellent dry fly sport on offer to the beetle.
The Tongariro has been the pick of the local bunch again with some good dry fly activity on small Mayfly, Green Beetle and late evening Caddis.
Dry fly dropper in the riffles has been very productive with some good fish coming up to take the Stimilators this week.
Swinging a team of small spiders and wets through the shallower riffles late afternoon and early evening can also be deadly at this time of year on most of our local rivers.
Weather looks to continue, bring it on !!
Tight lines till next week
FLY AND GUN