Report 13/4/16

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Report 13/4/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:42 pm

Queenscliff
Anglers seeking whiting were spoilt for choice last week, with fish wide spread from St Leonards through to Queenscliff. St Leonards held whiting reaching 38cm, with bag limit captures coming quickly to those on the right marks. Around the corner at Queenscliff the whiting were on average larger in size but not quit as willing to devour baits, still persistent anglers achieved bag limit captures. Fresh tenderized squid as bait was a clear standout especially on larger whiting.

Making his way down to the Queenscliff Harbour Monday night Leon Robbins was on the hunt for a squid or two. Leon managed to bank seven squid in total casting jigs around the moored boats. Other anglers fishing inside the harbour this past week encountered Silver Trevally on the last of the incoming tide. Casting soft plastics into the main channel was a productive tactic with Gulp turtle backworm in Pumpkin Green a clear standout when fished on a 1/8oz jig head.

Barwon Estuary
The Barwon Estuary continues to go from strength to strength with elephant fish still holding in large numbers. Again those making the trek up to the section of river know as thunder bolt are finding the best results. Strips of fresh squid make for perfect bait when targeting elephant fish and at times will also attract the odd mulloway. Emily Whitford fished the Barwon Estuary last week where she took an Elephant Fish of 1.98kg on 1kg line that gave an excellent account of itself. Silver Trevally also found their way into angler’s bags with some fish reaching almost 40cm. The river also seems to be holding numbers of juvenile tailor which have plagued angler’s baits.
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Surf Coast
Anglers travelling down along the Great Ocean Road and spinning from the many rock platforms bumped into Australian Salmon. Tackleworld Geelong’s Michael Moore took a well-conditioned Australian Salmon of around 1.5kg last week spinning with metal lures from a rock platform near Kennet River.

Apollo Bay
Andrew Orchard and Bruce Munro ventured out from Apollo Bay last week where the guys had a fantastic session out from Marengo in 50 meters of water. Drifting baits they boated numerous flathead and a nice sized gummy shark. The bait of choice was octopus and Salmon.
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Wurdee Boluc
The freshwater fishing is really starting to fire and looks to be an exceptional season over the winter months. Adam Van Der Lugt and Ross Gould made a before day break start at Wurdee Boluc Sunday morning. There determination paid off with Adam hooking into a Brown Trout of 2.5kg on his first cast using a Daiwa TD95 minnow. Just as Adam was battling his fish Ross hooked up with the culprit turning out to be a Brown Trout of 2.8kg that took a liking to a fish arrow soft plastic. Both fish were in remarkable condition and gave the duo a run for their money on light tackle. Adam was back at Wurdee Boluc before work Wednesday morning where he also banked another Brown trout of 2.6kg again using the Daiwa TD95.
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Lake Purrumbete
Andrew Orchard was back on the water this time at Lake Purrumbete. Trolling slowly at around 7am Andrew’s rod scream to life when a Chinook salmon of 2.5kg snapped up his Daiwa Double clutch. After a great fight Andrew boated the Salmon. Of note Andrew was flat lining his lure.
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Lake Wendouree
Up at Ballarat Lake Wendouree is fishing well for Brown Trout and Redfin. Some of the more rugged weathered days are best for this lake, with the fish more willing to hit a lure. Redfin of 40cm have been a common catch along with Brown Trout averaging 1.5kg.

Next Week
Next Week those looking to wet a line should make the most of the Elephant fish in the Barwon Estuary as they won’t be far from leaving the system. Squid are in large numbers from Indented Heads through to Queenscliff with bag limit captures possible. Wurdee Boluc is worth some time with trophy Trout & Redfin coming from the lake on almost a weekly basis. If the weather allows Portland has plenty of school sized Southern Blue Fin Tuna around Lawrence Rock.

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