Report 10/8/16

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 10/8/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:04 pm

Corio Bay
Inside Corio Bay and anglers fishing around Cunningham Pier and over towards the Western Beach at times encountered Australian Salmon erupting on the surface in a feeding frenzy. Although not the largest speciesism’s getting around they certainly provided those in the right place at the right time some great sport on light tackle. As has been the case for most of the winter months pinkie snapper were schooled up in tight against structure in deeper water where a slow sinking soft plastic tempted pinkies to 45cm.

Clifton Springs
The last couple of months Clifton Springs has seen some the Bellarine Peninsular best squid fishing with not only fantastic numbers but the size of squid has been outstanding. Peri, Michael Stavropolus along with Damien Raven set out from Clifton Springs Sunday morning where drifting slowly over the grass beds in in 4-5 meters of water the guys came across dense school of squid. Allowing sized 3 jigs to almost reach the bottom the guys boated 30 squid in no time most weighing in at 1kg. Other anglers also reported similar catches with the better sized squid defiantly coming from the 4-5 meter depth. Whiting were also on offer for those fishing straight out from the old Dell in 7-8 meters of water with pippie and squid as bait.

St Leonards
Heading out to the deeper water off St Leonards and further south towards Mud Island gummy shark were boated by anglers fishing fresh squid as bait. At this time of year chasing gummy shark also sees you in with a shot for a snapper or two.

James Gillians took a trip down the Queenscliff Harbor Saturday chasing squid and was successful in landing 5 squid on yamashita 2.2 sized jigs.

Ocean Grove / Barwon Heads
Offshore from Ocean Grove / Barwon Heads snapper and gummy shark were again the targeted species. Anglers found fishing anywhere from 20 meters to 40 meters of water productive and if you could time your trip around a tide change even better.

Surf Beaches
On the surf beaches Bancoora was a standout right on sunset with large schools of Australian Salmon to over a kilogram keenly devouring lures cast from the beach. Jan Juc also gave up a few salmon but anglers keen on heading further west found the rock platforms around Lorne much more productive on a run in tide. Whitey took six well conditioned Australian Salmon casting lures just on dark this past weekend at Bancoora.

Hopkins River
Tony Hynds took a trip to the Hopkins River last weekend. Tony was meet by a very low and discolored river. Walking down towards the entrance of the system Tony found bream holding around the bridge, casting small black and red vibes along with Cranka Crabs he was successful in banking 8 bream. Over the past two weeks the odd Estuary Perch has still been taken as a by catch for those anglers targeting bream in the Hopkins River.

Port Fairy / Portland
Southern Bluefin Tuna continue to be taken between Port Fairy and Portland. This past weekend anglers still boated fish in 55 meters of water and slightly deeper. Portland has attracted those dedicated anglers seeking barrel tuna with a few trophy’s being boated each week.

Lake Purrumbete
Tackleworld Geelong’s Michael Moore made a before day break start on Lake Purrumbete Monday morning. Michael has been very persistent on boating a trophy trout from this waterway for some time now putting in numerous hours trolling the lake margins. Making his way along the east bank Michaels rod screamed to life, after a tense fight with the fish leaping from the water on more than one occasion, Michael boated a brown trout of 4.4kg that did not think twice about inhaling his Rapala F7 spotted dog lure.

Also at Purrumbete this past weekend Kevin Hunter and Jimmy Robinson were using a different tactic fishing lightly weighted pilchard fillets. Jimmy’s bait was snatched up down deep by an impressive 4.2 kg Chinook salmon that gave him a run for his money on 1kg line.

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