Report 10/11/16

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 10/11/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:16 pm

Corio Bay
Corio Bay enticed anglers seeking some relief from the gale force winds and with pinkies, salmon and flathead on offer. Tackleworld Geelong’s Adam Van Der Lugt ventured out onto Corio Bay in search of a pinkie snapper or two Monday afternoon. Casting soft plastic in tight around structure Adam was able to boat fish to 50cm in length. Adam found the ever reliable gulp turtle back worm soft plastic to work a treat. Around the Western Beach moorings the odd school of Australian Salmon was encountered again by soft plastic anglers.

St Leonards
Moving to the outer harbour Indented Heads through to St Leonards saw anglers tangle with whiting and squid. The squid held over reef sections in 4 meters of water where size 3 artificial jigs accounted for fish to almost 1kg. Angler’s successfully boating numbers of squid recently have mentioned that water clarity is very important to achieving a solid catch rate. Whiting were still a worthy option out from the St Leonards yacht club with bag limit captures possible. Mixed in with the whiting was the odd impressive sized flathead which is always a welcome by catch.

Swan Bay
Swan Bay Channel showed no signs of slowing down with large schools of Australian Salmon still holding. Drifting slowly with the tide and casting soft plastics rigged on a 1/4oz jig head has proven the best approach but those fishing pilchard fillet have also boated plenty of salmon too. There is a few gummy shark lurking in the channel of an evening as well.

Around the corner Queenscliff lured in anglers chasing the impressive sized Silver Trevally and Pinkie snapper on offer at present. The entrance to the Harbour gave up both species with the common size of fish around 40cm in length. The run in tide is key with both bait and lure achieving results. Tackleworld Geelong’s Michael Moore spent a few hours fishing Queenscliff early Tuesday morning where he managed to boat snapper to over 50cm along with some chunky whiting.

Ocean Grove / Barwon Heads
Offshore from Ocean Grove / Barwon Heads anglers when able to pick a break in the weather found the going good for snapper and gummy shark between 30 – 40 meters of water.

Western District
The estuaries along the western district as still fishing very well for Black Bream with speciesism to 45cm not uncommon. It appears the recent rains have given most systems a much needed flush.

Lake Bullen Merri
Back down the Western District and Lake Bullen Merri gave up some football shaped rainbow trout for those casting lures from the bank and trolling deep diving hard body lures. The odd chinook salmon also made its way into anglers bag and at times they were pushing schools of baitfish to the surface. Travis Inness along with his daughter Alana spotted a boil up of minnow from the floating pontoon at Lake Bullen Merri. Casting an OSP bent minnow lure they hooked a well-conditioned chinook salmon.

Lake Purrumbete
Lake Purrumbete still has the odd trophy brown trout on the chew those casting and trolling Daiwa Double Clutch lures along the weed beds of the east bank at first or last light. There has also been the odd report of new release brook trout making an appearance.

Lake Eildon
Justin Burns and Simon Williams recently fished Lake Eildon where they had no trouble in boating yellow belly and Murry cod all on lures.

Next Week
Next Week keep an eye on Clifton Springs for snapper out on the spoil grounds. Off shore from Ocean Grove / Barwon Heads try for a snapper or gummy but any surface action is worth chasing own for Salmon and maybe a kingfish holding bellow. Freshwater anglers up for a drive, Lake Eildon is worth a shot for yellowbelly and cod casting the banks.

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