Taupo Fishing Report - 9th December 2010
Fishing has been quite steady out there this week for the boaties , pleny of small fish still being caught but some larger and nicely conditioned fish being caught also.
The Harling has once again been productive, early morning being the best time out there and on the overcast mornings it has continued producing until the sun burns off the clouds and then the Downriggers have been more successful.
Best Harling spots have been Waitahanui, White Cliffs, Hatepe and from Boat Harbour round Jerusalem Bay and Acacia Bay, The fish in the Golden Mile area have been on the small side though .Best flies have been Parsons Glory, Taupo Tiger, and Green Orbit followed by fuo Orange or Spotty Gold Cobra.
Top depths for the Downriggers has been round the 20-30 meter mark, Baby Brown, Yellow and Green King Cobra, Traffic Light and Black Toby have been the top lures for the trollers this week .
The Golden Mile, Jerusalem Bay, Rotagnaia and Waitahanui have been some of the better spots this week for a troll.
For those that fancy a trip over the bays then Kinloch,Waihora and Whaihaha will be worth looking at this time of year.
The jigging is starting to do better but we are still early for this to really get going, another six weeks and it should be all on for the jiggers.
Local fly fishing is getting challenging during the day as levels continue to drop and many of the local rivers are looking quite skinny now.
The Hinemaia has been fishing well in the upper reaches with some nice fresh fish being caught this week.
The Tongariro continues to produce some nice fish throughout the week, some nice Rainbows have been spotted down the lower reaches but not many Browns yet. Evening rise is quite sparse as yet and the activity is still quite short, but some decent Mayfly Spinner falls along with a little Beetle activity can give some entertaining sport for a half hour or so at the moment.
The T.T has plenty of fish in it but are extremely spooky at the moment and require serious stealth tactics.
Local lakes, are still performing well, Otamangakau is on form with some serious Damsel activity going on at the moment, Kuratau still enjoying some good dry fly sport on the Beetles, Rotoaira had a bit of a bloom going on last week when I fished it so the fishing was considerably harder than normal.
On the whole it,s all looking good, we just need a bit of rain to freshen things a little.
Till next week
FLY AND GUN