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#1 poodge

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 03:02 PM

hey guys, i am 14 years old and i have recently discovered Karkarook Park. It is a great little park with a lake in the middle, which is stocked with rainbow and brown trout. I've only been there once and had no luck but from what i've seen and heard it can be productive. when i was there i tried live crickets suspended under a float, balanced with split shot sinkers. when that didn't work, i tried flicking some soft plastics about. no such luck :au: . well anyways i wrote this so people could submit some tips about trout fishing. it would be much appreaciated if somebody could tell me what lures to use and how to use them.
i currently use soft plastics or a diving minnow.

thanks guys, :th
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p.s.
there is a bag limit of 5 fish per person per day.
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Posted 07 February 2006 - 05:31 PM

hi poodge,

i have been to this lake..it fished very well shortly after they stocked it...but when i went along i did not see anything get caught...the area where people can fish is overly restricted in my opinion.

here is some info about the lake attached (its managed by Parks Victoria).

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 06:42 PM

glen, i agree with you there! the fishing is very limited, it might not be perfect, but its local and i have seen people catch fish there. thanks for the concern, and if any1 has any trout fishing tips for they would still be much appreiciated. Oh and glen that file attached, when i click on it it says this file cant be opened because it is damaged.
thanks again, PJ
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Edited by poodge, 07 February 2006 - 06:46 PM.

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 10:04 PM

i that case try this link:

http://www.parkweb.v...ces/05_1309.pdf
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 07:17 AM

has anyone been there lately?? and also does anyone know when they stock it??
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Posted 22 June 2006 - 09:38 PM

hey guys,
this morning i woke up an thought. y not try my luck at karakook park? so i got up and rang my mate and he came over. when i had all the gear ready dad drove us to the aquarium to get some earthworms and then to the park where there was a sign that said 'lake temporarily closed due to blue green algae. no fishing, swimming or boating." well i was a bit peeved of so i thought i would post it here to nobody tries to go there. has anybody seen this? can anybody explain to me what is so bad about blue-green algae? anyways i doubt anyone will reply as this thread has not been one of the more popular ones on the site, but any replies would be appreciated.
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Posted 22 June 2006 - 11:02 PM

i thought algae outbreaks were normally occuring in summer so i am surprised that it has happended at this time of year.

the blue green algae contains some sort of toxin and i believe this can contaminate fish etc so you are best not to eat the trout you catch. however it if just do "catch and release" i don't think it would be dangerous. you certainly would not want to drink the water!

algae outbreaks often occur when there are high levels of nutrients in the water. In particualr, high levels of phosphate can trigger an algal bloom.

i have heard of guys catching nice trout at Karkarook but when I visited, I found the fishing zone to be so small that I have not bothered going back. i am sure plenty of people would fish all around the lake when Parks Victoria are not around!

if you hear about the algae bloom ending please let us know.

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 10:14 AM

ok thx for the info glen! the sign said no fishing whatsoever. so we didnt even get out of the car. its a nice little lake though... maybe when i get the kayak i could go there and have a fish... (if the algae problem is fixed by then that is)
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 08:31 AM

BGA is a pain there its springs up all year round, reddies are also great sport there on SP's and HB's. Trout also make a show using powerbait on a running sinker rig or worms under a float. There is also a small population of carp.
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 10:50 PM

hey puggy, did you ever catch a carp there? i have seen them jumping in summer occasionally.
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:23 AM

No, they are massive in there though, seen and heard of them caught, on the kayak in the sounder you often seen big carp shaped marks eating mud on the bottom of the lake. Redfin go very well, using SP like Damiki 3" Grubs in Skin Blue and Siking Rapala CD5 in Rainbow Trout lots more than that too, most of the time for trout fish the lake straight after stocking because they get fished out very quickly, best way to find out about stocking is to contact the local DPI officer and he will tell you the day. Blue Green Algae is unfortunatly very common, and though I have still caught fish when it happens you should never eat and avoid handling them to much. It also shuts the fish right down alot of the time. Powerbait in sherbet with the little silver flicks in it is very good on a running sinker as well as worms under a float.
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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:34 PM

i fish at karkarook regularly and catch most of my trout on powerbait using long fluorocarbon leader with very lite sinker and size 8 and smaller mustad needle sneck chemically sharpened hooks and i also fish with plastics and HBs i catch and release 90% of the time and if im releasing them i handle them with as much care as possible treating them like a baby as they will have greater chance of survival the gear i use shimano jewel and raider 2 bream rod for plastics and HBs and teamdaiwa sol 2000 spooled with 2kg line and extra spool of 4kg high vis as i find shimano raider 2 an TD sol spooled with 2kg high vis line is my favourite setup i dont know why any1 isnt aloud to fish the otherside of the lake where all the cat tails are but if any1 can tell me that would be fabulous AND PLEASE PICK UP YOUR LINE HOOKS,SINKERS,RUBBISH AFTER YOU FINISH YOUR DAY FISHING AS BIRDS AND OTHER ANIMALS SWALLOW HOOKS AND DIE AND GET CAUGHT IN FISHING LINE AND DROUND thanx for reading good luck and enjoy the good fishing:)


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:39 PM

hi there, do you think they stocked it yet? i went just before the school holidays but there wasn't much action.


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