Report 28/9/16

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 28/9/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:11 pm

Clifton Springs
Clifton Springs saw plenty of attention from anglers seeking snapper, which were on offer but very selective on their bite times. Simon D’Antino spent a few hours off Clifton Springs where he managed to boat 3 snapper of 6.5kg anchored up on the mud near Wilson Spit. As a by catch for anglers targeting snapper, gummy shark to 6kg were a common capture which were more than welcome. Those fishing over the spoil grounds started to encounter pinkies and pike casting 3 and 4 inch soft plastics. Craig Varker also boated a 67cm snapper Tuesday night.

Bellarine Peninsular
Further round the Bellarine Peninsular whiting captures increased at St Leonards where fish to 40cm were taken around tide changes. Tenderized squid seemed to entice the most bites. The mouth of Swan Bay on the run tide gave up squid to 1kg on size 3 jigs drifted over the grass patches.

Barwon Estuary
The Barwon Estuary was a hot spot for the kids with small king George whiting, Australian Salmon and mullet all devouring cut up pieces of prawn and pippie. Bream anglers fared well with fresh baits such as shrimp and bass yabbies.

Surf Coast
The Surf Coast estuaries continue to see keen anglers tangle with bream. Tackleworld Geelong’s Adam Van Der Lugt spent an afternoon walking the banks where he managed numerous bream to 36cm again on Z-Man grubs.

Western Distict
Further down the Western District Portland was a standout destination for barrel tuna with Southern Bluefin Tuna to over 100kg taken on almost a daily bases. Anglers hooked into tuna in as little as 60 meters of water trolling skirted lures. Double hook-ups on 100kg plus tuna were not uncommon putting angler’s skills to the test.

Lake Elingamite
With all the recent rain freshwater anglers are now finding options they did not have a few months ago. Sunday afternoon I took a run down to Lake Elingamite near Cobden where the recent rain has allowed boats to 4.5 meters access to the lake. Trolling a clown pattern Tassie devil rigged with twin assist hooks on sunset I boated a rainbow trout of 57cm. Other anglers fishing the lake have boated some impressive redfin both trolling and casting lures.

Lake Purrumbete
Lake Purrumbete showed no signs of slowing down with anglers fishing at first and last light along the east shore boating numerous brown trout to over 5kg. A variety of methods have got the job done with casting soft plastics to bait schools & fishing minnow under a float working a treat, along with old reliable approach of trolling Tassie devils.

Wurdee Boluc
Closer to home Wurdee Boluc was a solid option for rainbow trout on mudeye to 1kg and redfin to 40cm for anglers casting lures.

Lake Dartmouth
Recently Lindsay Addision ventured up to Lake Dartmouth where he was successful in boating a chunky Macquarie Perch of 1.15kg and a brown trout of 1.5kg. Lindsay noted the fishing was a bit slower than usual.

Next Week
Next Week anglers should spend a few hours casting lures from the lake margins at Wurdee Boluc as the larger redfin should come on the chew. Purrumbete is a hard option to past and with the weather warming up now’s the time. Snapper anglers keep persisting off Clifton Springs and further east towards the start of the Point Richards channel.

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