Report 14/10/16

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Report 14/10/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:47 pm

Queenscliff
Anglers ducked for cover again this week with gale force winds relentless.
Locations like the Queenscliff Boat Harbour provided much need cover and with fantastic numbers of pinkie snapper to 2kg along with some impressive silver trevally to 45cm anglers had their work cut out for themselves. Casting cut pilchards on the run in tide from entrance of the Harbour worked a treat, along with soft plastics rigged on a heavy jig head. Anglers casting 2.5 sized jigs on slack tide managed to bank squid again inside the Harbour.

Clifton Springs
Clifton Springs saw persistent angler’s boat snapper to 7kg when able to pick a break in the weather. The Point Richards channel was a great place to start but snapper were also encountered on the spoil grounds to the north of the Point Richards channel and also around the Alcoa Pier area, again making use of your sounder in a great head start.

Indented Heads
Barry Wood was back at it again out of Indented Heads. Drifting slowly Barry boated 5 nice sized flathead using bluebait.

Barwon Estuary
Further round the peninsular the Barwon Estuary allowed anglers to tangle with mullet, salmon, whiting and trevally. Those fishing from the sand towards the mouth of the river achieved the best results. Pippie on a lightly weighted running sinker rig did the trick.

Mornington
Saturday afternoon Peri & Michael Stavropoulos along with myself lunched out of St Leonards and travelled over to Mornington where we pitched some baits out in anticipation of a snapper or two. Not having to wait long Peri connected to a snapper of 7kg that devoured his pilchard. The action then picked up and we went on to land another snapper of 5kg. Mick’s rod loaded up with a much larger snapper and just as the net went into the water to boat the snapper a seal appeared and snatched mick’s fish right out from underneath him.
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Western District
Down the Western District we have had reports of a few bream & estuary perch starting to make an appearance again down the lower reaches of the Hopkins River. Both bait and lure have accounted for fish.

Lake Purrumbete
Freshwater anglers kept boating brown trout from Lake Purrumbete trolling Daiwa Double Clutch lures along the East bank at first or last light. Next door Lake Bullen Merri gave up the odd Chinook salmon for those trolling down deep and fishing lightly weighted pilchard fillets.

Wurdee Boluc
When not getting blown away keen anglers banked redfin to 40cm from Wurdee Boluc casting lures with some weight behind them such as Norries Wasaby.

Freshwater
Fisheries have begun a fantastic stocking effort due to the recent rains to replenish waterways such as Lake Bolac, Deep Lake and Toolirook just to name a few. So keep your eyes on there’s lakes in the coming months.

Next Week
Next week with the weather hopefully on the improve Clifton Springs is a worth a shot for a snapper along with the deep water out of Portarlington. Queenscliff boat harbour is a hard option to go past with plenty of pinkie snapper and trevally on the chew. Freshwater anglers have a look at Wurdee Boluc as it’s sure to fire up any time now.

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