Report 15/9/16

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 15/9/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:42 am

Queenscliff this time of year is renowned for its annual run of large squid and this year is shaping up to be a solid performer. Over the past week anglers boated squid from the Point Lonsdale Bight, Bell Reef and the Grass Beds to the east of the harbour. Drifting using large 3.5 sized jigs is the most effective tactic especially on the run in tide. Other areas such as the mouth of Swan Bay were also productive grounds but the average size was somewhat less. Whiting were snapped up by anglers fishing the grass beds with the key to success moving until a decent patch of fish is located.

Corio Bay
Corio Bay was once again a bit hit and miss with snapper still holding around the Western Beach Moorings. Sting Ray Bay spoil grounds were a great choice for those casting soft plastics with pinkie snapper devouring turtle back worms.

Ocean Grove / Barwon Heads
Offshore from Ocean Grove / Barwon Heads snapper are still being boated from the 40 meter mark along with gummy shark to 10kg. By far fresh baits such as squid and salmon has been a standout.

Surf Beaches
Surf Anglers beached some impressive salmon to just over 2kg from Bancoora Beach & Jan Juc. Walking the beaches on a rising tide casting 25-30 gram lures on a light surf spin set up was ideal. The rock platforms either side of Lorne saw anglers land on average larger Salmon. When fishing the rock platforms just keep an eye out for the swell and its best to fish in pairs.

Tuna are still lurking off Portland and Port Mac with dedicated anglers weighing in Southern Bluefin Tuna to over 100kg. Trolling skirted lures in and around bird activity is defiantly the way to go.

Lake Purrumbete & Bullen Merri
With all the rain freshwater anglers have their fingers crossed some of the regions lakes such as Toolarook receive a much needed top up.
Lake Purrumbete proved fickle this week with limited numbers of trout taken, but did produce some nice redfin for anglers fishing around bait balls casting or trolling Daiwa double clutch lures. Next door at Bullen Merri it was a similar story but with the odd Rainbow and Chinook salmon taken trolling Tassie devils and hard body lures.

Tackleworld Geelong’s Adam Van Der Lugt once again ventured up to Bright. Fishing the streams in the surrounding area Adam took numerous Brown & Rainbow trout to 40cm on both fly & hard body lure. Adam made note that the streams are still high and dirty but are flowing slightly less than before.

Over at Lake Eppalock Daren Wlock and Aaron Wilson spent some time last weekend casting lures from the boat where they took a nice yellow belly of 52cm. The guys also caught plenty of redfin by making use of their depth sounder to locate schools of fish.

Next Week
Next week those looking to wet a line try Clifton Springs for a snapper. Squid fishing at Queenscliff should only pick up and don’t forget to try for a whiting or two. Freshwater anglers keep focused on Purrumbete as with all this rain the trout will surely come on the chew.

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