Taupo Fishing Report - 9th March 2012
Very mixed weather out there on the great lake this week, this has meant that lots of anglers have been restricted to fishing inside any bays that have been offering shelter from the very strong winds.
Those lucky enough to get out with a window of calmer weather have been having some exceptional fishing. Jigging is still very much the in method again this week with some very good fish coming out from the local hotspots.
Waitahanui just over the drop off has been very good. Wharewaka was a little quieter this week. Mine Bay, Maori Carvings, Rangatira Point and Whakaipo Peninsula have all fished well for the jiggers.
Top flies have again been the Manic Smelt flies in size #10 while Olive Woolly buggers in size #10 have been the better bottom dropper flies.
Reports of some very good fish once again from Horomatangi Reef this week on the jig, fish from 3lbs to 5 ½ lbs for some very happy anglers earlier this week.
Harling early in the mornings is still going well, small Green Orbits in size 8# have been the go. Acacia Bay back down to Boat Harbour and Waitahanui have been fishing well.
Fly fishing is still very good. The Cicadas are still singing but not so much and not so active until later in the day now. There is still good Cicada action around but the first few consecutive cold mornings will start to slow them down considerably.
The Passion Vine Hopper 'aka' Manic's Etha Wing Caddis, is about to start fishing well and can give some of the best dry fly fishing of the season. We have had reports already of some our local rivers responding well to the hoppers and as long as the weather holds out we should be in for a good few weeks ahead.
The river mouths are looking good. Once the moon goes down we should start to see some good solid fish coming out of our local rips. There have already been some good reports from both Waitahanui and Hatepe during the overcast weather conditions earlier this week, even fishing during the day has been reasonably productive.