Report 11/11/15

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 11/11/15

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:07 pm

Clifton Springs
So far this snapper season would have to go down as one of the most remarkable seasons of recent times, with anglers daring to try new techniques finding fantastic results.

Colin Smith headed out from Clifton Springs last Friday deciding to try and catch a few freshsilver whiting as bait, drifting along the channel edges using sabiki rigs Colin took a handful of silver whiting. After anchoring up it wasn’t long before a chunky snapper of 88cm devoured Colin’s freshly caught silver whiting.
Peter and Janice Clifton also choose Clifton Springs in the search for a snapper or two. Fishing Sunday afternoon the pair got a surprise when a snapper of 2kg latched onto their smaller setup meant for whiting and by passed there other 4 rods all intended for snapper.
Calm conditions proved too tempting for Duane Tribe & his mate as they too were out of Clifton Springs. Duane & his friend were drifting the grass beds in 3 meters of water casting artificial jigs were they had no trouble in attaining a bag limit capture of squid.
Swan Bay
Not all the action was had at Clifton Springs with anglers fishing the Swan Bay Channel entrance encountering pinkie snapper, gummy shark and Silver Trevally. Fishing into the night was key as all the mentioned species gather in large numbers.

Just round the corner Queenscliff was once again the go to location for big squid. Bell Reef and the Bight proved most productive with the average squid 2.5kg. Those making the effort to head out at first light achieved the best results as sometimes the squid can become jig shy when large numbers of boats working the same ground.

Barwon Estuary
Monday morning tackleworld Geelong staff member Chris Pitman fished the change of tide in the Barwon Estuary where he was able to boat a chunky Mulloway and some nice sized silver trevally of 40cm. The cleaner run in water really fired up the fish.
Ocean Grove / Barwon Heads
Offshore from Ocean Grove / Barwon Heads snapper and gummy shark continue to be caught for those fishing in 40 plus meters of water. Fresh squid has done the trick and fishing a change of tide has seen the fish bite more frequently.

Surf Coast
Down the coast Australian Salmon were spun up from the rock platforms west of Lorne. Some salmon reached 2kg and were keenly hitting metal slugs.

Lake Purrumbete
On the freshwater front, anglers fishing Lake Purrumbete took the odd brown trout to 2kg trolling hard body lures. Small Redfin are still plaguing anglers chasing trout but if you’re after a feed it’s not too difficult to boat good numbers.

Wurdee Boluc
Wurdee Boluc the lake of 1000 casts lived up to its reputation last week with only small numbers of Redfin being banked. When Redfin were caught by anglers they averaged 45cm with the most effective lure Fish Arrow soft plastics used in conjunction with a heavy jig head.

Lake Eildon
Up at Lake Eildon the Yellow Belly have been keeping anglers busy as Darren Wloch found out. Fishing the Deletite Arm Darren boated a Yellow Belly of 65cm. Darren noted that the Yellow Belly are falling for most tactics and schooling up in large numbers.
Lake Toolondo
In the states North West Lake Toolondo is still giving up trophy brown trout for those fishing live mudeye and shallow diving hard body lures. Angler’s achieving the best results have worked there lures and bait amongst the many submerged trees that surround the lake margins.

Next Week
Next week focus on Clifton Springs with this time of year being the peak of snapper season. Try something different and micro jig the deeper parts for snapper. Queenscliff should continue to give up large squid and on the start of the outgoing tide and keep your eyes peeled for surface feeding salmon. Freshwater anglers should persist with Lake Purrumbete at first light along the east bank.

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