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Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:13 pm

Corio Bay
Corio Bay attracted plenty of attention last week with the recent run of snapper around the Geelong Waterfront. Only a handful of large snapper manage to be captured this week from the old Yarra St Pier area, for those patiently fishing a lightly weighted pilchard. Pinkie snapper, Australian Salmon & flathead were the main species taken by anglers fishing the Geelong Waterfront this week with soft plastics accounting for most fish.

Clifton Springs
Around the corner at Clifton Springs anglers flocked to the grass beds in 3-4 meters of water all in search of squid. Drifting slowly and casting a size 3 artificial jigs in white colouration anglers had no trouble in finding a bag of squid. Those moving further down towards Hermsly Rd also boated good numbers of squid in a similar depth of water. Sunday morning I ventured out from Clifton Springs and casting soft plastics around the Alcoa Peir area I found reasonable numbers of pinkie snapper to 40cm.

St Leonards
St Leonards saw whiting come back on the chew with the ever reliable area known as Bourke St seeing angler’s boat fish to 40cm on pippie and tenderized squid. Tackleworld Geelong’s Michael Moore ventured out along with his daughter Alannah Ogilvie-Moore from Swan Bay Sunday morning casting squid jigs. It did not take long for them to start boating squid just out from the entrance to Swan Bay.

Ocean Grove / Barwon Heads
Offshore from Ocean Grove / Barwon Heads anglers drifting baits in 40 meters of water have encountered gummy shark and snapper. The most exciting news locally has been the capture of some truly impressive Southern Bluefin Tuna of over 100kg just out from Port Phillip Heads. These trophy tuna have slowly been moving east along the Coast for a few months now and are right on our doorstep. Trolling skirted lures is by far the most productive tactic and to increase your chances even further look for working birds and other clusters of aquatic life.

Surf Coast
Australian Salmon were still on offer for those walking the beaches and casting lures. The rock platforms either side of Lorne were also a hot spot for salmon and fished well on an incoming tide.

Lake Purrumbete
On the freshwater front Lake Purrumbete was a standout and is showing no signs of slowing down. Trophy Brown trout and Chinook salmon were again taken on the east bank casting and trolling Daiwa Double Clutch lures. First or last light is defiantly peak bite times.

Barwon River
The Barwon River between Breakwater and Queenspark has given up some hard fighting carp to 4kg for those fishing corn kernels on a lightly weighted running sinker rig. As weather starts to warm up we should see the redfin come back on the bite.

Lake Eildon
Up at Lake Eildon last weekend Josh Whitford fished the ANSA convention. Fishing from the edges of the pondage Josh took a well-conditioned Rainbow trout 1.8kg on 1kg line fishing power bait. Kevin Hunter was also fishing the convention and casting a strike pro bobbin spoon Kevin hooked a brown trout of 1.84kg again on 1kg line.
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Next Week
Next Week those looking to wet a line consider chasing a squid or two out the front of Swan Bay. For all the game fisherman out there with Southern Bluefin Tuna are just out from Port Phillip Heads & now is the time to head out and try boat one of these trophy fish our own backyard. Trout anglers should consider looking at the streams and river’s as trout season opens this weekend. Otherwise Lake Purrumbete is the place to be for super-sized brown trout.

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