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Report 16/3/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:01 am

St Leonard’s drew the attention of anglers chasing whiting and squid. The well known section of water labelled Bourke St produced plenty of whiting to 43cm. A running sinker rig with pippie or mussel as bait did the trick with anchoring next to sand holes amongst the weed beds the key to finding good schools of fish. Trelly's Geelong's Chris Pitman had a shot Sunday afternoon boating numerous whiting to 43cm. Of note Chris found the fish really fired up towards sunset. Squid were on offer at St Leonard’s but at times proved hard to tempt. Larger size 3 or 3.5 artificial jigs were the standout lure.

Over at Clifton Springs anglers boated a mixed bag with flathead, whiting, squid, and pinkies snapping up baits. The Spoil grounds were the best location for those chasing a mixed bag. Out towards the channel anglers found a better class of pinkie snapper. Heading in along the mussel beds, whiting made their way into anglers bags. Fishing the shallow water in 3 meters over the sand some impressive flathead to over 50cm were taken. Keen anglers wading the shallows and casting plastics are in prime position to cross paths with these monster flathead.

Fishing offshore from Ocean Grove / Barwon Heads, Chris from Gone Fishing Charters guided his clients onto some solid Kingfish during the week. Chris also drifted some baits where they had no trouble in boating good numbers of pinkie snapper. Alex Surdich and his farther Elvio made the most of Labour Day and decided to head offshore and drift for a shark. A smart move as the guys boated a Mako Shark of 45kg that gave them a good run for their money.

Kevin Bardsley ventured out from Werribee during the week where he had a fantastic session on snapper to 78cm in length.

Inside the Barwon Estuary anglers were kept busy with Silver Trevally and Whiting down towards the entrance with those going to the effort of chasing mulloway finding fish further up river.

Down the coast excellent number of Australian Salmon were banked by anglers casting lures from the numerous rock platforms between Lorne and Apollo Bay. Fishing on the incoming tide was best and lures like the Sea Iron Pelacus did the job nicely on salmon to 2kg.

Not too far away the Aire River is still giving up bream to anglers fishing bait and lure. 2.5” grub style plastics cast along the edges is working a treat on bream to almost 40cm.

Bradley Cox made his way down to Wurdi Boluc last week where casting Fish Arrow soft plasics from the lake margins amongst the clearing in the weed beds he landed well-conditioned redfin between 35 and 40cm. Bradley noted that working your plastic slowly along the bottom was key.

Trelly’s Geelong’s Adam Van Der Lugt could not keep away from Lake Purrumbete again finding abundant numbers of redfin with a liking for soft plastics. The odd trout did pop up during the week with down rigging Tassie devils the most productive tactic.

Fergus landed a trophy cod of 118cm casting a Codger Top Water in fluro yellow this past weekend.

Our youngest Pro Staffer Katie McLeod , outfished her family near Mitcheltown Winery in the Goulburn River with this nice PB Cod at 53cm on cheese. Henry Lloyd catching a ripper Cod around the Winery also. Jess Hilton, also had a great day catching an impressive 93cm Cod in the Nagambie area. Mick Beale catching plenty of Cod on Balista Cyclones and Juggernaut 90’s around Kirwans Bridge. Glen Wilson working the willows along the banks of Kirwans Bridge bobbing worm/shrimp cocktails catching plenty of Yellowbelly 35cm to 45cm and his PB Cod at 74cm, great work. Fishing in the Nagambie Region is defiantly a highlight and plenty of options for the Kayak Fisho’s as well.

Plenty of action around Murchison to Toolamba with Yellowbelly from 35cm to 42cm on worms and shrimp and some bigger models caught casting or trawling Old Mate Lures. Still lots of Cod being caught, some angler using bait such as cheese,worms, shrimp and yabbies catching upwards of 15 Cod in a session, most fish undersize, but patience will reward you with some legal fish. Bright coloured Codgers and Old Mate Lures are the standout in Hardboodies, and Bassman and New Blade Pirate Spinnerbaits working well also. Local Lakes fishing well with Yellowbelly at Kialla Lakes using small Balista Juggernauts. Local young guns having a ball at Craigmuir Lake in Mooroopna using small Whiting poppers on the surface catching plenty of Redfin late afternoon. Main Eastern Channel producing lots of small Cod and Yellowbelly, mainly on cheese, and Jack Allen catching a few fish on fly.

Still plenty of Redfin in the Basin, mainly around Harrimans Point area in 8 to 12ft, anything white working, Squidgy 65mm slickrigs in drop bear, white Rapala Ice jigs and the new White 55mm 15+ Codger hardbody the standout. Channels in the region offering great fun for the kids with hundreds of small red fin eating anything small and flashy doing the job, great way to keep Kids interested in fishing with plenty of action, late afternoon the best time, also a few Yellowbelly around as well, just to keep the Parents happy on worms, shrimp and Jackal T/N 60’s working the best.

Barmah area firing with Ross McKenna catching this awesome Cod, 106cm on chicken fillet, also landing a 64cm and a 71cm Cod on the Gold 85mm Codger. A 120cm+ Cod caught off the surface at Cobram. Some big fish caught off the surface at Mulwala after dark, big lures the trick. Trawling Old Mates in bright colours in the Cobram to Yarrawonga area is consistently producing some good Cod, 55cm to 65cm.

Barney Geale catching plenty of Cod off the surface using the Codger surface lure in the Murrimbidge River, as well as Frank Baldi catching plenty of fish around 58cm on cheese. Some nice Cod caught using Pirate Spinnerbaits between Wangaratta and Peechelba in the Ovens River. Reports of some big Cod causing havoc around Jamison for the Trout Fisho’s.

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