Report 16/11/16

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Report 16/11/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:33 pm

Port Phillip Bay
Snapper season kicked into gear last week with a much needed break in the weather.
Venturing onto the outer Harbour last Friday night Tackleworld Geelong’s Kevin Hunter had his sights firmly set on finding a snapper. After anchoring up and waiting for some time Kevin’s rod finally loaded up with a snapper of 3.82kg devouring the pilchard he had on for bait.

Corio Bay
Back inside Corio Bay anglers again encountered excellent numbers of pinkie snapper spread right out from Western Beach Moorings though to Grammar School Lagoon. Soft plastics were an effective choice of lure and those fishing from a boat benefited from correctly marking schools of fish on their fish finder. Not all the action was limited to those with boats Adam Van Der Lugt was persistent as always and managed to fit in a quick half hour session after work Thursday night. Casting a Gulp nemesis 4” soft plastic from the rocks near St Helens boat ramp Adam’s soft plastic was literally engulfed within the first few seconds of hitting the water. Watching his spool quickly empty of line Adam realised he had connected with something larger than a pinkie. After 15 tense minutes of fighting and scrambling down the rocks Adam was relieved when he had the 84cm snapper firmly secured on the bank.

Clifton Springs
Over at Clifton Springs anglers have been delighted with the quality of whiting on offer right along the Curlewis Bank. Whiting reaching 40cm in length have not been an uncommon capture as well as bag limit captures. Pippie is the standout bait when rigged on a light running sinker rig. Snapper were also boated along the channel and further out over the Wilson Spit. Of note the water temp is well on the rise. Its worth at present trolling a lure or two for a snapper while trying to locate fish on the sounder.

Swan Bay
Swan Bay is still producing large numbers of Australian Salmon of varying size for those casting lures and anchoring up and fishing baits amongst a berley trail. Gummy shark are frequenting the channel of an evening. Joseph Walsh boated a nice size gummy shark of 4 foot in length recently while fishing whiting as bait.

Queenscliff has some impressive squid lurking on the grass beds with anglers drifting and casting large artificial squid jigs boating bag limit captures. Whiting at Queenscliff are spread from the Point Lonsdale Bight through to the entrance of Swan Bay.
Surf beaches showed no signs of slowing down for anglers casting lures. Bancoora produced Australian Salmon to 2.5kg. The rock platforms either side of Lorne also produced similar results.

Williamstown & Altona
Fantastic numbers of whiting and squid in close and anglers venturing out further and boating snapper to 6kg.

Lake Bullen Merri
Lake Bullen Merri gave freshwater anglers a good option with chinook salmon and rainbow trout taken on the troll and casting lures from the bank.

Up at Ballarat Lake Wendouree has had a few nice brown and rainbow trout banked with both bait and lure getting the job done of late afternoon.

Lake Eildon
Heading north Lake Eildon has seen impressive captures of yellow belly and Murray cod. Looking for steep banks and casting lure like Jackall TN 60 is working a treat for both species. A few large brown trout have been boated as a by catch for anglers chasing cod and yellowbelly. Plenty of Yellowbelly on worms and yabbies also 4 inch black grub plastics and ZX40's around the trees. Plenty of cod on big hard bodies, AC's and Coddogs.

Goulburn River fishing really well for Yellowbelly on shrimp, worms, yabbies and Jackall t/n 60 and small chatterbaits, a lot of cod by catch. Local lakes still fishing well for trout, yellowbelly and redfin on pimples and Rapalas. River looks great for Cod Opening.

Waranga Basin
Yabbies doing the damage on the Redfin and the occasional yellowbelly being caught on small hardbody's such as Rmg's and Codger lures.

Lake Nillacoohtie
Yellowbelly caught using worms from the bank as well as trawling with medium hard bodies such as the old mate's and size 2 stumpjumpers.

Shepparton / Kyabram Channels
Channels are filling and cleaning up with redfin and yellowbelly being caught on small hardbody's and worms and small yabbies.

Plenty of yellowbelly from the Goulburn weir area and kirwans bridge on anything you use, a real highlight at the moment and is shaping up to be a great cod opening around these areas and the Goulburn river towards the winery's.

Next Week
Next Week snapper anglers set your sights on Clifton Springs trying fishing the spoil grounds near Alcoa Pier or just North of the Point Richards Channel. Corio Bay is a great choice for the landbased fisherman casting soft plastics. Freshwater anglers head down the western district and give Bullen Merri a go trolling down deep for chinook salmon and rainbow trout.

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