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Report 2/2/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:41 pm

Port Phillip Heads
Anglers are spoilt for choice at the moment with most species on fire. Kingfish are going nuts right along the coast, and reports of Tuna inside Port Phillip Heads has sent excitement levels into overdrive.

Kingfish are the reel buzz at the moment with Anglers taking fish using many different methods, jigging with slow jigs and knife jigs has been a very successful technique both in the Heads area and offshore. Fishing live baits like squid, slimey mackerel and yakkas has been a great way to tangle with some of the larger specimens. Please remember when fishing the Port Phillip Heads area to stay clear of big ships. The Rip is an extremely hazardous stretch of water and these large ships are unable to go around you as they are restricted in depth through this area.

Portland
Tuna have been going strong from Portland on the south west coast all the way to Port Phillip Heads. The past weekend had reports of large schools inside the Heads with a few fish taken to 15kg. Smaller profile lures seem to be working the best with metal lures like the Sea Iron Pelacus being very consistent producers. Larger plastics like 9’ Slug-go’s and 10’ Hogy’s are also worth casting at these tuna as well as the Kings. Trelly's Geelong Kevin Hunter crossed paths with some nice tuna on the troll during the week at Portland.
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Grammer School Lagoon
The Grammar School lagoon has been fishing really well, Tony Hynds headed in there on the weekend and had an awesome session. Casting Atomic Hardz in the Matt Ayu colour around the moored boats Tony managed to get some nice Bream to 35cm as well as quality Pinkies to 45cm.Tony also said he got blown away by a couple of much bigger fish.
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Portarlington
There is still some quality Snapper moving around the Outer Harbour, Nicholas Hinks headed out with his father Stuart and decided to anchor up near the edge of the channel off Portarlington. After setting their baits they sat back to wait for a run. After a short time one of the rods took off with the boys thinking it was a ray. A short time later the fish showed itself beside the boat with the boys realising it was a quality Snapper, they carefully slipped the net under it and pulled it into the boat. The fish measured 85cm. The outer Harbour is also producing plenty of fish between 2 and 4kg for anglers fishing the edge of the channel with fresh baits such as pilchards, silver whiting and fresh squid.
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Werribee/ Point Cook
There are currently still good numbers of excellent size whiting around the Werribee and Point Cook area. The whiting have been going really well on fresh pipis and mussels. There is also a good chance of picking up a few decent sized snapper around the Werribee wreck on fresh squid. The shallow weed beds have also been holding consistent numbers of squid. In particular the squid have been going really well on red foil jigs in size 3.0.

Altona / Williamstown
The locals have had excellent results chasing the pinkies along the pipeline using soft plastics in particular the turtle back worm in pumpkinseed colour. The best bite has been early morning and late afternoon. These fish have been ranging from 35cm to 45cm. There has also been some good reports of big squid being caught on the deeper weed beds of Williamstown using 3.5 size jigs in red foil bases and natural colours.

Stoney Creek
Freshwater anglers again found success at Stoney Creek with both Rainbow and Brown trout snapping up lures cast out from the rock wall. Trout to just over 1kg were a common capture.

Barwon River
The Barwon River was a hot spot for redfin to 35cm falling to small hard body lures worked hard against the bank. Queens Park was a great place to start the search for redfin. Some big carp to 6kg have been keeping the kids busy over the school break with corn and worms being the most successful baits.

Lake Eildon
The guys from Harro's lures boated this huge 103cm Cod from Lake Eildon on a large hardbody lure with the new orange blades in front.
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Waranga Basin
Pro Staffer Jo Rizerri, brother Michael and Old man Mario had another great session at the Basin, catching plenty of Redfin with lots of 30cm to 35cm fish caught with the occasional 40cm to 42cm amongst them. Mario found plenty of large schools of fish on his Hummingbird Helix12 in the 20ft of water, then bobbed ice jigs and even the 28gm blue/silver slice normally for Australian Salmon do the job. Launching at the western side boat ramp at the caravan park, trawling the rock wall then heading towards Harrimans Point the best areas to focus on. Small AC Invaders in colour 4T (red) or colour 80 (redhead/white) in 30ft working well.
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Rushworth / Kyabram
Had a cracker report come in with a local Colbanabin fella catching a 108cm Cod in the Mallee Channel, he informed me that he has caught 3 over 1 metre and plenty between 70cm to 90cm for the last 2 years casting big cod lures anywhere from the mouth at Waranga Basin, and all the way through to Colbanabin. He also has encountered a few big 60cm plus Yellowbelly, fish big and be in the chance for big fish! Still plenty of 35cm to 45cm Yellowbelly in both outlet channels from the Basin as well. Channels around Kyabram producing a few good Redfin on small Yabbies and worms. Plenty of big Carp as well which is a great way to get the kids out fishing.

Goulburn River
Nagambie region is still producing plenty of fish, Cod, Yellowbelly, Redfin and the odd big Catfish being caught using worms. Kirwans bridge area is still the place to be with all the species being caught in a single session. Size 2 stumpjumpers, Old Mates and the new 70mm Codgers working well. Murchison to Toolamba is fishing fantastic, big numbers of 35cm-50cm Yellowbelly and heaps of small Trout Cod and Murray Cod being caught meaning you need to be patient to get a good sized Murray Cod, but plenty of action all the time. Cheese and Scrubworms the best baits and Bassman Spinnerbaits and Old Mates in colours 9 and 1 the pick.

Ulupna Island/Mulwala
Ulupna Island area has been fishing well with local Jayden Vivona catching a 80cm Cod on Cheese. Also reports of plenty of fish on Bassman spinnerbaits and Westin Swimbaits from the Kayak fisho’s. Mulwala producing plenty of Big Cod on the surface, Koolabung snakes and Koolabung Cod Crackers working well. Trolling Bassman Big Gus spinnerbaits producing some good fish also. Mario and his lovely wife managed a good feed of Yellowbelly on worms and yabbies. Land Based around the park with the Train in it, using Bardi Grubs, Cheese and Scrub Worms is producing some nice Cod also.
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Next Week
With the settled weather that we are having try chasing the Tuna that are hanging around the Heads as well as the kingfish that are on offer at the moment. If snapper are your target then the Outer Harbour is the place to be. Cod up at Lake Eildon are a great option with large hard body lures working a treat.


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