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Report 16/11/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:41 pm

Corner Inlet has been all about the snapper over the past 2 weeks. Firstly, the water temp is 16 degrees as of yesterday so it is still way down on what it was this time last year. It hasn't seemed to matter that much as there is snapper everywhere inside the inlet, they are just still a Little hit and miss. Ive seen some huge fish over there in the past 2 weeks, the biggest being 21.8lbs but heaps of fish 4kg to 7kg and quite a few of around 8.5kg. The Franklin channel has produced the most fish with the last of the run in tide producing plenty of fish as well as the start and last part of the run out tide. Actually, its been hard to determine a pattern but tide changes,sunup and sun down have all produced there fair share of fish. Baits has been simple....squid heads, pilchards, squid strips and salmon fillet has produced most of the fish, with a running sinker rig accounting for most of the snapper and snapper snatchers producing a few as well. The gummy sharks have been ridiculous, there's more gummy sharks inside than I've ever seen but they aren't real big with most being around 85cm to 95cm and a few just over 1 meter. They are also spread out into Bentley harbour and whale bay. There's still stacks of calamari around as well, and they are all pretty big now and they are going really well in the usual spots on all tides, you just need calm conditions.

Here is Floyd Ballard with an 8.6kg snapper caught last week in the Franklin Channel during the start of the run of tide in the morning. This snapper was caught on a squid head in 10 meters of water. Floyd and his family caught and released 9 big snapper during this session.

Shane with one of the ugliest snapper i've. This was during a pretty good bite where we hooked 7 snapper. This one had a big hole in his head that had healed up but had weed growing all through. i'd never seen anything like it. This must be how they get the big bumps on the head. More evidence that they head butt the reefs the break pieces off to eat.

Darren and Wayne Clarke with an awesome Welshpool catch between the 2 of them, caught very early morning while most of us were still asleep. The snapper and gummies all took pilchards and snapper fillet.

Greg Miller told me that if you take egg and lettuce sangas on a boat, you are garunteed to catch gummies so he and his crew of 3 proved themselves right when they caught and released over 10 gummies in Bentley harbour in around 10 meters of water. Baits were squid, salmon and trevally.

Ian Channing has been catching some ripper whiting lately and the last few weeks hasn't changed. He is still consistently getting big numbers of large whiting to 40cm during both tides as long as there s good currant, top baits have been squid and pippis. Paternoster rigs doing the damage.

Rick Wager has been catching some nice size blue spot flathead on Dingo Soft Plastic lures in Port Albert Channel. The big blue spots are there now so its worth hitting the shallows with lures.

Great fishing off the ninety Mile. Bronzies, gummies, schoolies, gillers and a few salmon, Its all happening down there now. Andrew Wright got this thumpin big Schools shark caught at Golden Beach Casting.

Shane Coles from Nautica Restaurant and Fish & Chippery caught this big snapper at the pipeline last week in 36 meters of water.

Adrian Prazza and jake Bullen had a ripper session fishing off Corinella. The fish bit during the run off tide and were caught on bonito and pilchards.

Glen caught this 43cm brown trout in a small gippy stream using a small berkley soft plastic. An absolutely perfect fish out of a small stream.

The Morleys has a ripper trip at Dartmouth landing these ripper brown trout over the week trolling tassie devils.

Will Thompson

Allways Angling
Shop 13/68 Hotham St
Traralgon, Vic 3844
Ph: 03 5174 8544

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