Report 30/10/15

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 30/10/15

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:19 pm

Clifton Springs
Snapper catches continue to go from strength to strength this week with the outer harbour between Clifton Springs and Pt Henry producing the most consistent captures. 9yo Harrison Vick headed out last Saturday with father Dale, baiting up with salted pilchard Harrison was soon tight to a hard running fish, with a little bit of help from dad he managed to land a fine Snapper of just under 7Kg.
Many anglers fishing the edge of the channel are finding that while at anchor they have managed to pick plenty of Silver Whiting. Sabiki rigs baited with a small piece of pilchard has been the most productive way of securing a few of these for fresh bait. Anglers that have gone to the trouble of getting a few of these have been producing the best captures.

Brian Long and John Mole fished the spoil grounds near Pt Henry last week and reported great captures of Pinkies to 50cm using the ever reliable Pumpkinseed Turtleback Worm as well as the 4’ Gulp Nemesis. John hooked up to a hard fighting fish that kept him going for 20 min before dropping it boatside. This fish was estimated at 6kg. The same area as well as around the Alcoa pier has also been producing some nice Salmon to 1kg.

Heading down to Queenscliff on Sunday Tackleworld Staff member Adam Van Der Lugt had plans to tangle with some of the Silver Trevally that have been keeping anglers busy down there. Casting the Z-man Grubz in motor oil, rigged on a 1/12 jig head Adam managed to land a few quality Trevally to 40cm. Anglers are also reporting some nice Pinkies to 50cm that are taking Turtleback worms in the pumpkinseed colour.
Squid have been featuring in anglers catches from Queenscliff right around to Clifton Springs. Lonsdale Bight has been producing the largest with Squid to 3.5kg being taken by anglers using Yamashita and Hyabusa jigs in sizes 3 and 3.5. The shallow reefs off Clifton Springs have also been producing some nice Squid although they are a bit smaller than other areas.

Barwon River
The Barwon River between Queens Park and Shannon Ave has been starting to produce some nice Redfin to 800g with plenty of smaller fish keeping anglers busy. Small hardbodied lures and 3” minnow style plastics have been doing the damage. This is a great spot to take the kids and get them amongst a few fish. Some large carp are also present with corn and worms being the most productive baits.

Surf Coast
Tackleworld Geelong staff member Chris Pitman headed down the Ocean Rd on Tuesday with the aim of fishing for Trout in some of the smaller streams between Lorne and Apollo Bay. Chris managed to get amongst quite a few nice fish casting small hardbodies in the lower reaches. While the fish were not large their surroundings and colours more than made up for their size.
Lake Eildon
Last weekend saw anglers heading to Lake Eildon for Australian Yellowbelly Championships. Plenty of quality fish were caught with one of the most impressive being a 60cm yella taken by Scott Walters fishing plastics amongst the snags. Reports show that the fish have started moving into the shallow margins. Anglers wishing to target these would be advised to fish shallow with soft plastics and vibes. This fishery seems to be going from strength to strength, so if native fish are your target Eildon is a great destination with the Cod captures improving each year as well.
Next Week
Over the next week it would be well worth targeting the quality Snapper in the Outer Harbour as well as the Pinkies and Trevally at Queenscliff. Squid will continue to dominate captures right around the peninsula and there are still a few barrel size Tuna off our coastline.

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