Report 18/12/15

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 18/12/15

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:46 pm

Corio Bay
With Christmas almost here many anglers spent last week sourcing their own fresh seafood.
Clifton Springs & Corio Bay proved to once again remain very consistent with snapper, squid,flathead and pike finding their way into angler’s bags.

Justin Burns and Simon Williams spent a few hour on Corio Bay this past Sunday. With light winds allowing them to drift at a favourable pace the duo worked soft plastics over the sandy drop offs. Simon was able to boat a well-conditioned rock flathead of 60cm.
Clifton Springs
Last Sunday morning I put in a few hours of Clifton Springs fishing the North side of the Wilson Spit Channel, after marking bait on the sounder I started casting soft plastics which resulted in flathead and pinkie snapper to 50cm. The most productive depth of water for both quality and quantity of fish was 8 meters.

St Leonards
Further round to St Leonard’s anglers fishing out in the deeper water encountered snapper and gummy sharks. Fresh squid or Silver Whiting as bait did the trick with those making a before day break start achieving the best results. In close at St Leonards whiting have really started to fire with the section know affectionately as Bourke St holding the most fish.

Moving on the Queenscliff Bell Reef produced reasonable numbers of large squid for anglers venturing out on low tide and suspending an artificial jig under a float. Those drifting slowly from a boat also had their fair share of success with bag limit captures possible. Point Lonsdale Pier on the last of the incoming tide gave up large Australian Salmon to 2.5kg for those fishing bait and lure. Pilchard fillet was the bait of the choice and Sea Iron Pelacus worked well for the lure casters.

Ocean Grove / Barwon Heads
Fishing Offshore from Ocean Grove / Barwon Heads on Sunday was Rici Hedditch alongside his daughter Chloe. After baiting it did not take Chloe long to hook into a Gummy Shark they estimate to be 20kg which was quickly brought into the boat. Fishing on they dropped another gummy shark of a similar size at the boat plus landed 3 pinkie snapper to 38cm.
Lorne Pier
Back down the Surf Coast those spinning from Lorne Pier and the Rock Platforms took salmon to 2kg when the swell was down. At time long cast were not necessary when schooled up Salmon moved in close.

Wurdee Boluc
Freshwater anglers again found Wurdee Boluc worth the time. Brown trout to over 2kg were landed by those fishing mud eye under a float from the main rock wall. Late afternoon was prime time as the trout moved in closer to feed on insect activity. There was the odd larger redfin caught when a long cast was made with Fish Arrow soft plastics.

Lake Wendouree
Lake Wendouree in Ballarat gave up similar sized brown trout to Wurdee Boluc here shallow running hard body lures worked at either end of the rowing lanes were most effective. Anglers fishing from the bank took similar results with the odd rainbow trout also being taken.

Lake Eildon
Further North at Lake Eildon Cod dominated reports with Yellow Belly being boated as well. The main rock wall was a top spot for numbers of fish. Up the more remote arms larger models have been taken on spinnerbaits and hardbody lures.

Barwon Heads
Closer to home the Barwon River had no shortages of redfin to 800grams that devoured small hardbody lures. The section of river behind Landy Field was a popular spot.

Next Week
Next Week with warm calm conditions forecasted those heading out offshore could expect to bump into a Kingfish or two with reports now starting to filter in. Otherwise snapper in the deeper sections of the bay are a worthwhile options. For the freshwater guys Barwon River around Geelong or Wurdee Boluc will produce redfin on lures.

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