Wow what a great start to winter with a big dump of snow a couple of weeks ago!
The water temperature has dropped, the flow has increased and some nice fresh fish have begun moving up the Clutha on their way to their spawning beds.
I have been out both softbaiting and swinging flies on my Switch rod over the last couple of weeks and have landed some good fish. Some of the best coloured soft baits to use at the moment have been olive pearl, fire tiger, pinks and you can get these at Southern Wild.
Pop in and see Mark and Scotty they have a great selection of Berkley paddle tail soft baits. With my Switch rod I have been using a Scandi floating line and a 12ft Airflo Clear Intermediate Poly leader with 8ft of 10lb of Maxima ultra green and a mix of weighted and unweighted streamers that Dad and I tie.
Dad and I are also planning a trip to the Canals soon to chase some big trout and Salmon, Mark has a great selection of Daiwa Chinook lures, clear drift eggs, Berkeley braid and soft baits so pop in and take a look !
Have a great winter and stay safe out there !
Louie ‘The Fish’ Macandrew