Report 7/9/16

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 7/9/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:08 am

From trout to tuna anglers made the most of spring weather.

Clifton Springs
Clifton Springs has been a go to location for most over the last few weeks for squid and whiting, with this week being no different but what anglers have really been waiting for is a decent run of snapper which begins about this time every year. During the past week keen anglers fishing just out from the Point Richards channel off Clifton Springs managed to boat snapper to 7kg although not in good numbers it does go to show they are around. The most effective baits have been fresh squid or silver whiting.

Indented Heads
Making an early start Thursday mooring Barry Wood ventured out from Indented Heads where drifting for flathead he managed several nice sized fish using bluebait as bait. Seeing his bait taken by something different Barry dropped a squid jig down and then boated three nice sized squid.

Over at Queenscliff squid are the main target at present with quality specimens to 2kg being taken over at the Point Lonsdale Bight. Larger jigs have been responsible for most of the captures with size 3.5 very popular. Whiting were also targeted with the grass beds producing fish to 45cm in length. Kevin Hunter managed a nice sized flathead to just over 1kg while chasing whiting on the grass beds Saturday evening.

Barwon Estuary
The Barwon Estuary is holding fantastic numbers of mullet, small Australian Salmon & silver trevally. Those fishing cut up pippie and prawn on a running sinker rig from one of the numerus land based platforms had little trouble on the run in tide banking good numbers of fish. Anglers going to the effort of sourcing live bass yabbies took bream in the upper reaches of the system.

Sam took a well conditioned snapper fishing just out from Point Cook last week on a micro jig.

Western District
The South West Coast has been nothing short of exceptional recently for world class Southern Bluefin Tuna. Damien Berg and Christian Jones made to hike down to Port Macdonald on the Victorian / South Australian boarder last week. Trolling a Tornado T7 skirted lure the pair got there first hook up tipping the scales at 100kg. Continuing on the guys had another shot at a barrel tuna which they again successfully boated which just so happened to weigh almost identical to the first.
Trout season opened for river and streams last weekend which saw anglers set out on foot in search of a trout or two.
Back down the Western District Dylan Pace put in some time and kilometres searching for Brown Trout in the streams surrounding Warrnambool. Casting hard body lures Dylan encountered brown trout to 2kg which in skinny water gave an excellent account for themselves.

Lake Purrumbete
Tackleworld Geelong’s Michael Moore was once again up at first light trolling along the lake margins at Purrumbete. After being short changed by a matter of grams last time of the elusive 10lb trophy trout Michael was determined to hit the mark this time. After only trolling for a short time Michael’s Tassie devil was snatched up by a trout which begin leaping from the water numerous times, after a few tense moments Michael had his 75cm brown trout safely in the boat & this time weighing in at 5.7kg. Michael noted that using a twin assist hook set up on his Tassie devil worked a treat with both hooks well embed into the jaw of the trout. Michael then fished for the rest of the morning finishing the day out with another brown trout of 67cm.

Adam Van Der Lugt ventured up to Bright over the weekend where trying to make the most of trout opening was a hard task with the rivers flowing high and dirty. Casting hard body lures to slowing moving clean water Adam banked several brown trout to 35cm.

Wurdee Boluc
Closer to home Michael Evans put in a few hours casting soft plastics at Wurdee Boluc last week where he took an obese 1.65kg 47cm redfin. Again long cast help in reaching those further out weed beds.

Next Week
Next week anglers are spoilt for choice, if you’re not looking on traveling to far try for snapper and squid off Clifton Springs. Queenscliff is the best spot for large squid and good numbers of them too. Portland and Port Macdonald are by far worth the effort for trophy tuna. Trout anglers look to Purrumbete with some seriously good fish coming from this lake.

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