Report 20/1/16

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 20/1/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:32 am

Ocean Grove / Barwon Heads
This week offshore from Ocean Grove / Barwon Heads Kingfish were on offer but proved a little more challenging to locate. Dropping smaller jigs onto schooled up fish located by using a sounder did the trick resulting in kingfish to 70cm. Other anglers drifting out wide in 50 meters of water bagged large numbers of tiger flathead. Tackleworld Geelong’s Kevin Hunter was out Sunday morning and boated an impressive bag of tiger flathead by bouncing baits along the bottom. Mark Sesar, Adrian Cole and Keith Fry ventured out of Barwon Heads Sunday making the most of nice conditions. The trio encountered good numbers of seven gill shark fishing baits on the bottom. Trying something different Mark caught some mackerel and baited them up under a balloon. At 1pm Mark’s mackerel was snapped up by a mako shark off about 60kg that took 20 minutes to subdue.
Inside the RIP at Queenscliff anglers were also on the hunt for kingfish. Typically the RIP holds larger specimens which a few keen anglers were able to pin down. Australian Salmon erupted on the surface in a feeding frenzy most days and anglers close by were able to boat great numbers by casting small metal lures and soft plastic amongst the commotion. Whiting were still on the chew off the grass beds to the east of the boat harbour once again pippie and tenderized squid did the trick.

Swan Bay
Over at Swan Bay Tackleworld Geelong’s Michael Moore spent Sunday afternoon catching a wide variety of species. Casting hard body lures and gulp soft plastics along the channel edges Michael boated silver trevally to an outstanding 50cm along with flathead to 62cm, Pinkie Snapper and even king george whiting. Moving out of the channel edges Michael also took squid over the grass beds in 3-4m of water.
Corio Bay
Corio Bay proved a hot spot for pinkie snapper last week with fish holding over the spoil grounds and in tight around structure. Soft plastic anglers fared best but those fishing bait did pick up the odd nice flathead. Tony Hynds was casting plastics along the waterfront last weekend and took pinkie snapper to 40cm along with some pike. Silver blade lures worked a treat for Tony.
Alcoa Pier just round the corner held schools of australian salmon to 1kg trolling lures along the pier.

Barwon Estuary
Barwon Estuary is showing no signs of slowing down with bream and mullowaybanked throughout the week. Live bait was the most effective on the incoming tide for both species. Some of the mulloway reached 85cm in length.

Down the Western District Portland has seen both kingfish and southern bluefin taking stick bait lures once located. The average size of both species at present is between 8-12kg. Covering water is key as the fish are wide spread.

Wurdee Boluc
Freshwater anglers found smaller model rainbow trout at Wurdee Boluc willing to takemudeye of an evening suspended from a float.

Barwon River
Justin Burns along with his daughters Aisha and Amity took some well conditions carpfrom the Barwon River that gave an excellent account for themselves on light tackle last Sunday afternoon.
Next Week
Next Week with some fantastic weather forecasted at this stage anglers are spoilt for choice. Kingfish offshore and in the RIP will be on offer and those heading further out should bump into a mako shark or two. Freshwater anglers should find plenty of smaller redfin in around Queenspark bridge.

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