Welcome to the Deep Creek fishing Guide for Bulla. Fishing locations Deep creek Bulla is located just before the entrance into the township of Sunbury within the small township of Bulla. It’s quite a small and narrow river system. Shallow in most parts with odd deeper pockets. It is known to hold decent numbers of redfin which school up in certain areas.
Things to do in Bulla
Deep Creek is a catchment system that runs from Port Phillip Bay, through the Maribyrnong river and ends up in Deep Creek and Jacksons creek Sunbury. Access into this area is challenging with 2 quite challenging roadways with a single crossroad bridge. It’s a challenging spot to get into with long grass it doesn’t offer a lot in terms of family fishing.
Have a look at our detailed video guide on how to fish for redfin.
Fishing Deep Creek Bulla
Deep Creek is a shallow and narrow fishing system with scattered deep pools. Here you can catch redfin, tench and eel. Seasonally redfin is more active in the warmer months. A productive way of fishing this system is flicking shallow diving lures and soft plastics along the banks and structure which will no doubt catch you plenty of redfin.
This is a good location for lures and soft plastics. Check out our guide on the best lures to catch redfin. Long casting metal lures, blades, vibes and spoons are also a good option worth trying when fishing from the banks. They will allow you to cover great distances. Top options include the nories wasaby, pontoon 21 paco spoon & Savage Gear soft fat vibes.
Shallow diving hard body lures and heavily weighted soft plastic minnow imitations are also excellent choices. Some good options include bullet lures in bright and natural colours, Daiwa double-clutch, Rapala Countdown series and Savage gear minnows are also excellent choices. Traditional lures such as spinners and Tassie devils will also work really well especially in bright colours. You won’t need to get too fancy here a simple cast and slow roll will be effective. You may also consider trolling these slowly from your boat or kayak. In the early mornings, you may spot trout breaking the surface to take flys and crickets. Therefore fly and cricket imitations lures and soft plastics such as the savage Gear Mayfly are also options worth trying.
Watch our detailed video guide on our top 10 redfin lures below
When targeting freshwater species such as redfin we recommend fishing with a light spinning rod. This will make the experience more enjoyable and improve your catch rates. We suggest a 1-3 or 2-4 kilo fishing rod. Coupled with a 2000, 2500 or 3000 size reel that’s been spooled with a decent quality braid between 4-8 pound. Then finished with roughly a rod length of a quality fluorocarbon leader.
Bait fishing here can be quite productive from the banks. Some excellent bait options include mudeye on a float or scrub worms, powerbait & yabbies on a light running sinker rig. This is a great choice for trout and redfin who are notorious for feeding more aggressively on dawn and dusk. So we highly recommend fishing the first and last hours of sunlight. With redfin more active in the warmer months and trout more active in the colder months.
Many lakes and reservoirs in the area have been stocked with trout fingerlings. Use this link to follow Victorian trout stocking programs. Snakes are a major hazard in these areas. Tiger snakes, Brown snakes and Red Bellied Black. Best bet is to wear protective gumboots and strong fabric pants.
Recommended baits Deep creek Bulla
- Scrub worms
Recommended lures Deep creek Bulla
- Bluefox spinners
- Daiwa DR joint minnows
- Daiwa Bait Junkie 2.5 inch grub
- Savage Gear minnow blade
- Berkley powerbait grub
- Daiwa Presso minnows
- Tasmanian Devil Blade
- Bullet lures 5-0 minnow
- Bullet lures 3cm lure
- strike tiger nymph
- Rapala countdown floating minnow
- Daiwa Double Clutch
- Tasmanian Devil lure
- Gulp 3 inch minnow
- Zman 2.5 inch grub
- Dawia Bait Junkie paddle tail minnow
- Savage Gear Fathead crank shallow diving
- Squidges biotough grub
Targeting Redfin at Deep creek Bulla
We recommend targeting redfin with a light spin outfit. This will make the experience more enjoyable and improve your catch rates. A 1-3 or 2-4 kilo fishing rod coupled with a 2000, 2500 or 3000 reel spooled with 4-8-pound braid and equivalent fluorocarbon leader should be perfect.
Redfin respond really well to lures and soft plastics so do check our guide on the best lures for catching Redfin When using soft plastics, we highly recommend curl tails, minnow imitations, and paddle tails in both natural and bright colours. Rigged with a jig head that’s 1/8 through to 1/20 in weight. The most effective way to use these is to cast towards visible structure and slow roll the soft plastic with lifts and pauses for the retrieve.
Shallow diving hard body lures, blades and vibes are also very effective in this system. So are traditional spinners and Tassie devils in bright colours. Metal spoons also play a role allowing you to cast great distances and targeting the bigger size reddies. Just remember they are quite heavy and very prone to snags in small inland systems like this one.
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