Report 27/7/17

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Report 27/7/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:33 pm

Corio Bay
Wintery conditions did their utmost to slow anglers down but those who braved the elements found the fish more than willing to have a chew. Sheltering from strong winds Corio Bay again played host to some superb angling for those casting soft plastics hard up against structure in deep water. Three inch gulp minnows worked well rigged on a 1/8oz jig head and allowed to fall to the bottom then slowly worked back to the angler. Pinkie snapper, flathead and Australian Salmon all snapped up soft plastics in their path. Casting a line out from the rocks at St Helens or Limeburers still saw garfish taken and those fishing on the bottom with blue bait landing pinkie snapper and flathead to 45cm. Keen anglers prepared to put in the long cold hours did snag the odd winter snapper to 6kg.

Outer Harbour
Outside Corio Bay, anglers when able to find some calm weather, had no trouble in boating a few squid. Drifting in 3 to 4 meters of water over weed beds with size three jigs suspended just above the bottom was excellent. Trent Schiller boated a well conditioned squid during the week.

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St Leonards
St Leonards still gave anglers the opportunity to tangle with a few king George whiting. Pippie and tenderised squid were the baits of choice with whiting to just over 40cm taken. Fishing at sunrise or sunset helped angler’s boat better numbers of fish.

Queenscliff
Queenscliff harbour was a hot spot for squid this past week, again this location provides relief from the strong winds. The trick to getting numbers of squid in the harbour is to fish the slack tides.

Surf Coast
Right across the Surf Coast spinning from the beaches is the hottest fishing at present. Casting lures from the beaches on a rising tide is resulting in outstanding numbers of Australian Salmon to 2.5kg. If you’re able to time the tide with first or last light anglers have noted of beaching a Salmon every cast. Bream to 45cm still took baits along the numerous surf coast systems but did prove fickle at times.

Apollo Bay
Andrew and his neighbor snagged four excellent gummy sharks between them from Apollo Bay last week. Squid was the bait of choice.

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Portland
Portland is the ideal location for anglers seeking Southern Bluefin Tuna with school sized fish still being taken on the troll with skirted lures.

Western District Lakes
Freshwater fisho’s are enjoying the action down west with Lake Bolac, Toolirook and Deep Lake all giving rainbow trout to 1.5kg for those casting shallow diving hard bodies and fishing powerbait on a running sinker rig.

Barwon River
The Barwon River around Queenspark is another location for those looking for a quick fish out of the weather. Carp although a pest species will more than put up a fight and corn kernels on a light running sinker rig could see you cross paths with fish to 8kg.

Goulburn River
Last week we put in the report that there was good Trout in Seymour, Although all the fish where released and you are able to fish that section of the Goulburn, we don’t want to encourage targeting species during their closed season, so we apologize, and thank you for all your feedback on the matter.
Now onto the report, the Environmental Flow has subsided and the River looks great to get back into the Crays, still very dirty, but very fishable. Still a few Crays around Nagambie from Mitchellstown Bridge to Kirwans Bridge, target the deeper parts of the River. Just below the Weir is producing Yellowbelly and Cod, mainly on baits such as Worms and Bardi Grubs, but Bassman Spinnerbaits and Old Mate lures working well also. Toolamba area is fishing well for Crays now the river has slowed, with the dirty water, bait fishing is a lot better with Cod and Yellowbelly on Worms, Cheese, Bardi Grubs and Yabbies working well.

Shepparton Region
Victoria Lake still producing a few Trout on Rooster Tail Spinners, Tassie Devils and TD Minnows. Powerbait working well on the Trout and Worms working well for Redfin. Waranga Basin is still fishing well when the wind settles, plenty of small Redfin on pretty much any small Hardbodies, brown or green coloured lures are working the best, RMGs, Mini Hunches, and Size 3 Stumpjumpers the go. Bait fishing the structures in the Channels still producing a few fish, bigger Redfin and some XO sized yellowbelly available. The Catternach, number 6 Channel towards Tatura and Main Eastern Channels around Wahring fishing the best.

Murray River
Pro Staffer Justin Williams had a great day, catching his new PB 119cm Cod in the Murray on a 170mm Koolabung Codcracker, big surface lures, Wakebaits, and Swimbaits all producing monster fish. Reece Nicholas catching a 74cm on a 165cm Coddog 2 metre Diver and an 80+cm on a Jackal Gantrel also in the Murray around Cobram. The river is still clear up until you reach the Junction at the mouth of the Goulburn. Lake Mulwala is still producing Big Cod, any of the above lures working great as well as 150mm ACs and 130mm and 190mm White Crows.

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Next Week
Next week with north winds forecasted at this stage the surf fishing will be excellent either casting a lure or soaking a pilchard will work fine. Bancoora or Jan Juc beach will be top picks on a run in tide. Drifting for squid over shallow grass beds in the outer harbour is well worth the time. Looking for a freshwater option then try Stony Creek as brown trout to 1kg should take spoon type lures.


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