Report 4/5/17

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Report 4/5/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu May 18, 2017 3:36 pm

Corio Bay
Anglers setting out onto Corio Bay last week got a taste of winter like conditions but braving the cold weather paid off with pinkie snapper snapping up soft plastics right along the Geelong Waterfront. Even further round off St Helens land based angler’s again banked good numbers of fish. The entrance to the Grammer School Lagoon saw flathead, pinkies and Australian salmon pop up from time to time along with the odd bream.

Clifton Springs
Around the corner at Clifton Springs squid dominated reports all though not all thumpers there numbers saw anglers boat bag limit captures in quick time. Small 2.5 sized jigs in the white colouration worked a treat.

St Leoanrds
Gummy Sharks were a viable target species right across the Bellarine this past week with the deeper sections of 12 meters or more productive. St Leonards still holds the title of the whiting capital of the Bellarine Peninsula with bag limit captures not too hard to achieve when using pippie and tenderized squid as bait.

Queenscliff had reasonable fishing for silver trevally inside the Harbour for those fishing bait and lure. As the weather cools the silver trevally fishing really fires up. Land based anglers also captured the odd whiting fishing the entrance of the Queenscliff Harbour.

Werribee River
Tony Hynds had a ripper session in the Werribee River on Monday landing numerous bream to 37.5cm on Atomic Hard Body lures and vibe style lures.


Surf Coast
Down the Surf Coast all the beaches gave up Australian Salmon to just over 2kg. Fishing blue bait on a paternoster rig was effective as well as casting lures. Bancoora Beach was a standout location and a great option close to Geelong. Either side of Lorne saw rock platforms give up salmon on the run in tide.

All the Surf Coast estuary’s received a much needed flush recently and with some large tides over the weekend they are fishing very well for bream. Zman grubz in 2.5” on a light jig head will get the job done along with fresh live bait.


Down west Portland has school tuna again on the chew. Trolling skirted lures around bird’s spotted working bait resulted in school tuna to 20kg. There should also be a few barrels lurking amongst the school fish so it pays to be pre paired for anything. Chris from Gone Fishing Charters again guided his clients onto Southrn Bluefin tuna out from Portland. Chris found pakula skirted lures to work well.


Stoney Creek
Stoney Creek showed no signs of slowing down with anglers casting lures landing brown trout to just over 1kg along with redfin to 40cm. Fly anglers have also enjoyed success at Stoney Creek with brown nymph fly’s catching both brown and rainbow trout.

Lake Purrumbete
Heading down the highway to Lake Purrumbete and again a huge Chinook Salmon was taken along with some large trophy brown trout. Trolling with Tassie devils and hard body lures like a Daiwa Double Clutch is ideal at first light along the east bank.

Lake Bullen Merri
Next door Lake Bullen Merri again had numerous Chinook salmon to 1kg along with rainbow trout of the same size for anglers fishing blue bait allowed to drift slowly down a berley trail.

Goulburn River
Big news this week, Blair Munro catching a 114cm Cod within a few kilometers of Shepparton off the surface using a Jackal Pomperdore. We have had a few reports of decent Cod caught lately, which is great news. A few good Cod further south around Seymour to Kirwans Bridge, Bardi Grubs being the best baits and the Bigger hardbodies starting to work well. Big AC Invaders and 165 Coddogs in the deeper water around Nagambie doing well. Worms and Yabbies accounting for some nice Yellowbelly around Kirwans Bridge and below the Weir towards Murchison. Undera area is fishing really well with plenty of 55cm to 65cm Cod on purple 85mm Codgers and Scrubworms also working well.


Lake Eildon
Had a great report from Trevor from Murch catching plenty of big Redfin on Worms and Yabbies, he launched at Bonnie Doon and fished the Western side of the Island towards the main Arm. A few big Cod around Goughs Bay and Jews Creek. Trout from the banks on Tassie Devils and Rapala F5 RT colour.

Greens Lake
With a lot of small Redfin at Waranga Basin, most anglers have focused their attention to Greens Lake where they have been using the same techniques and consistently catching bigger fish. Trawling 50mm Codgers or small RMG Poltergeist, then bobbing white Ice Jigs or Yabbies and Worms once you have found the school the best method. A few big Yellowbelly amongst them also.

The channels are slowly dropping, but there are still a few good Redfin being caught on Hogbacks and bright coloured size 1 Stumpjumpers. Worms and Yabbies working well also. Graigmuir Lake and Shepparton Lake fishing well for Redfin on small Yabbies. Big Yellowbelly at Kialla lakes on Jackal T/n 60’s and small Bassman Yellowman series Spinnerbaits. Themain Eastern Channel around Shepparton still producing good numbers of Cod 45cm to 60cm.

Murray River
Once again the Murray is fishing extremely well. Trolling in water from 2-6 meters with codgers and old mates has been working very well for a lot of blokes. Kyle and David Hippisley went out to Bearii last Saturday and they pulled 11 fish between them just trolling with the biggest going 65cm and a 51cm Yella. Lure of choice for them was the khaki coloured old mate and the purple with white underbelly old mate. Pro Staff Justin went to cobram on Sunday and got 3 cod casting a 1oz Bassman DT in colour 12 with the biggest going 72cm . Leon landed a massive 122cm last weekend on a 120mm Kinghit Surface lure.


Next Week
Anglers looking to wet a line next week, try Queenscliff for whiting and squid over at the grass beds. If you’re up for a walk try spinning from the surf beaches for Australian Salmon. Freshwater fishos head to Lake Bullen Merri and get in on some of the fast paced Rainbow Trout & chinook salmon action.

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