Report 24/12/15

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Report 24/12/15

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:55 am

Corio Bay
This time of year those fishing land based from the rocks at St Helens or Limeburner’s boat ramps will encounter Garfish when fishing silver fish under a lightly weighted float. Anglers casting further out will find snapper, flathead and whiting. Working soft plastics land based or from a boat is a great way to bank pinkie snapper, flathead and pike. Gulp turtle back worm in pumpkin green is the standout plastic for the waterfront when used in conjunction with a 1/8oz jig head. Fishing along the channel edges in the middle of Corio Bay will put you in the running for a larger snapper and the possible a gummy shark or two.

Portarlington to St Leonards
These locations are a great all-rounder holding snapper and gummy shark in the deeper water. Moving in a little closer whiting, squid and pike are all encountered.

Swan Bay
If we had to pick one location for those seeking a mixed bag Swan Bay would win hands down with almost every species calling the bay home living inside this location. The only drawback to Swan Bay is the strong tides inside the main channel but if you time your trip to fish around the last 2 hours of run in and the first hour of run out, the weed and tidal flow will be less.

Queenscliff
One of the more popular locations around Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsular due to large whiting and squid. Land based anglers find the Queenscliff Boat Harbor excellent for Silver Trevally on both bait and lure, at time some snapper to 4 kg are also banked from around the ferry terminal end.Perhaps in recent times the main draw card to Queenscliff over the summer months is theKingfish in the RIP. Kingfish are suckers for trolled lures / jigged lures and when frantically feeding on the surface will devour most stick baits or poppers. When fishing the RIP you need to make sure you have your wits about you and your safety gear is up to standard.

Barwon Estuary
Is the best location for kids with huge numbers of juvenile Australian Salmon, Whiting and Mullet. The more experienced anglers will find Bream to 45cm on live bass yabbies or lures.Mulloway are now in better numbers than ever before, fresh squid or live bait will put you in the running to hook into these beasts.

Offshore Ocean Grove / Barwon Heads
Drifting in 40 meters of water is a great way to boat flathead, gummy shark and snapper. Quite often large schools of surface feeding salmon and kingfish make there presence know. Casting lures into the commotion is one of the most exciting forms of fishing you can have. If you happen to sound up Kingfish holding deep putting a jig in front of their noose will entice them to bite. Last summer there was a few reports of random small Bluefin tuna so keep your eyes peeled for them.

Surf Coast
Between Bancooora and Lorne the numerous beaches give angler’s access to Australian Salmon & Gummy Shark. Walking the beach spinning for Salmon is a great way to beat the heat on a hot evening.

FRESHWATER
Barwon River
Barwon River between Landy Field and Queenspark casting small hardbody lures should see you land redfin to 1kg. Carp are an underrated option and really fire up on humid overcast days with fish to 8kg not too hard to locate.

Wurdee Boluc
Known as the lake of a 1000 cast Wurdee Boluc is the place to be for large Redfin to 50cmcasting Fish Arrow soft plastics from the main rock wall. The odd brown trout is also encountered but more dedication is needed to find these fish.

Trelly's Tackle World Geelong
105 Shannon Ave, Manifold Heights, Vic, 3218
Ph: (03) 5222 3257
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Simon with a Corio Bay flathead.

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