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Nicole Penfold
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Report 2/3/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:11 pm

Queenscliff drew the attention of anglers with everything from Bluefin Tuna to whiting on the chew. The section of water known as the grass beds located to the East of the Harbour entrance held excellent fishing for whiting. Using tenderised squid as bait, anglers boated whiting to over 40cm along with the odd flathead. Chris Vasilevski from 'Gone Fishing Charters' again guided his clients onto large numbers of whiting and pinkies at Queenscliff. Of note when the whiting slowed, a move of 50 meters or so is all it took to find a new patch of fish.

Squid kept anglers entertained in the Bight and made for a perfect source of bait for Kingfish. Jigging and trolling the Rip once again resulted in Kingfish with some impressive captures to almost 1 meter in length. Those chasing Bluefin Tuna found numbers of fish just out from the Rip and further down the coast. Small skirted lures on the troll worked well and when tuna surfaced in a boil up casting stick bait lures into the commotion was another successful tactic.
Inside the Queenscliff Harbor Trelly’s Geelong’s Adam Van Der Lugt was at it again. Fishing land based Adam managed to land a bag limit capture of squid with some impressive sizes too. Adam found 2.5 size jigs allowed to almost hit the bottom was key to landing numbers of squid on the slower running tides.

Clifton Springs held good numbers of pinkie snapper on the spoil grounds and some larger specimens down towards Alcoa Pier area. Whiting were also a common capture out from the Old Dell for those targeting them.

The Barwon Estuary provided some relief from last week’s strong winds and saw anglers cross paths with well-conditioned silver trevally. Keen fisho’s seeking the elusive mulloway found the going hit and miss with the odd fish to 90cm taken. Saturday afternoon I took a run up the estuary and found some well-conditioned bream to 44cm on the bite.

Down the coast spinning for Australian Salmon from the rock platforms between Lorne and Apollo Bay have resulted in impressive captures. The lead up to high tide was more productive and lures like the Sea Iron Pelacus and Sluk’s got the job done. Just remember to be careful when walking the rocks and keep an eye on the swell.

Geoff ventured down Portland way recently and headed out in his kayak after a few attempts Geoff was keen to finally subdue a tuna. Geoff's efforts paid off with a well conditioned Bluefin Tuna being captured. Geoff would also like to thank fellow kayaker Jordo for his help.

Western District anglers kept boating huge numbers of redfin from Lake Purrumbete with the odd trout thrown in too.

Next door at lake Bullen Merri chinook salmon were taken on the troll with the average size just over 1kg. Anglers spinning with spoon type lures from the land also managed a few rainbow trout.

Closer to home the Barwon River is fishing well for smaller model redfin for those casting atomic hardz shad in colour 17 around the snags. Once a school of fish is located, banking good numbers of redfin is not too difficult. Carp were another species anglers at times chased with fish to 6kg taken near the section of river around breakwater.

Plenty of Redfin still about in Waranga Basin, mainly in the shallower water (12ft) on our custom white/redhead 55mm Codger 15+ as well as Squidgy 65mm Shads in Drop Bear colour. Ice Jigs in pretty much any colour working well once you have located the school. The occasional big Yellowbelly and Cod also being caught on small RMG Poltergeist and size 3 Stumpjumpers. The outlet Channel along Tatura/Rushworth Road is producing some nice Yellowbelly hard up against the 2 Drop bars on worms and shrimp and casting Bassman Spinnerbaits Yellowman series and Jackal T/N 60’s, a few nice Redfin as well. Same techniques are working well in the 2 Inlet channels, Punt Road and Channel Inlet Road with the occasional Cod to surprise most anglers. Most of the Channels from Rushworth to Colbanabin, Corop to Kyabram are all producing fish with the same techniques. Greens Lake near Corop is fishing well for Redfin and the occasional Yellowbelly on Worms, Shrimp, Yabbies and Trawling size 3 Stumpjumpers and 55mm Codgers. Land Based, fishing the right hand side of the channel that joins the 2 lakes have had some success using worms and 3cm yabbies catching Redfin just before dark on the still evenings.

Seymour to Nagambie still producing a few Cod and Yellowbelly on mainly bait. Cheese, Scrubworms and Bardi Grubs. Kyak fishos around Kirwans Bridge catching Cod, Yellowbelly and Redfin on size 2 Stumpjumpers and Bassman Spinnerbaits. Murchison to Shepparton still the highlight with plenty on Cod and Yellowbelly on offer, Bait such as Cheese, Scrubworms, Yabbies, Shrimp and Bardi Grubs the most productive, however you will catch lots of small undersize fish and have to be patient to get the bigger fish. Pro Staffer Justin caught a 47cm Yellowbelly and a 60cm Cod around Arcadia in 2.5 metres of water, both fish caught on the Old Mate, colour 9, 15ft. Had a good report from a customer who has been consistently catching Cod and Yellowbelly in the Undera area, bait fishing being his best method, great to see the River fishing well after the Blackwater event a few months ago.

Shepparton Lake, around the big grass hill near Aquamoves fishing ok for Trout on Powerbait and the occasional Yellowbelly on Jackal T/N 60’s. Graigmuir Lake in Mooroopna fishing well for Redfin and Yellowbelly, Westin Ricky The Roach and size 3 Stumpjumpers, as well as worms and Shrimp working well. The Main Eastern Channel fishing well with Cod up to 65cm and Yellowbelly around 40cm caught on Pirate and Bassman Spinnerbaits, bait has been working well also.

Young Gun and shop regular Clancy Lester has been catching plenty of fish around the Ulupna Island area on Stumpjumper, Size 1, colour 25 working the best. Mulwala has been hot and cold, with most of the big fish caught on the surface after dark, but plenty of patience required with fishos catching 1, 2 or even 3 good fish in a session, but then catching none over the next 3-4 sessions. Koolabung Codcrackers and Jackal Pomperdors working well.

Next week make the most of the nice weather and head out in search of some local tuna off Ocean Grove Barwon Heads try trolling small skirted lures like Richter Jelly Babes. Snapper anglers the season is not over yet keep Clifton Springs in mind for a fish or two. If you’re up for a drive Lake Purrumbete is still the hot location down the Western District for redfin and trophy Chinook Salmon. Cod anglers try Seymour to Nagambie with yabbies, there should also be yellowbelly too.

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