LAKES Entrance fisherman Ron Mitchelson has shown local anglers how to make the most of the Ballarat spring, hooking two good-sized brown trout at Lake Wendouree yesterday.
Fishing off the lake’s western bank from 6am, Mr Mitchelson used mud-eye lures to snare both fish within an hour.
“I’m not from Ballarat, but my father-in-law suggested to go and give Lake Wendouree a go,” Mr Mitchelson said.
“I was speaking to a couple of locals down there and they said a few trout had been getting caught.”
Mr Mitchelson said he had plenty of bites within the hour he was at the lake.
“There were pretty good fish – I surprised myself actually.”
More good fishing has been reported at Burrumbeet – but unlike at Lake Wendouree, those fish are unlikely to land on the dinner plate.
Despite the carp competition being called off, anglers are still catching plenty of the pests from Lake Burrumbeet, off the bank and out of boats.
And for those anglers wanting to know what the weather is doing before they head out, today’s forecast is for a top temperature of 20 degrees, showers developing tomorrow then tops of just 14 degrees through to the weekend.
Showers are also forecast each day from tomorrow through to Sunday.
Despite the slow start, Ballarat should be in for warmer-than-expected weather over the next few months, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.