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Report 26/5/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri May 26, 2017 4:41 pm

Corio Bay
Anglers did not have to venture far this week to find some piscatorial action. The Geelong Water Front saw anglers cross paths with Australian Salmon to just over 1kg fishing from the carousel area. Casting soft plastics on a morning walk along the Geelong Water Front Trelly’s Fishing World Geelong Adam Van Der Lugt snagged himself some impressive salmon. Soft plastics of around 3” rigged on a 1/8oz jig worked a treat. At times the Salmon put on a show erupting on the surface in a feeding frenzy. Pinkie snapper and flathead also featured in anglers bags from the Water Front. There was plenty of garfish to be had from the rocks at Limeburner’s boat and even further round to the Grammar School Lagoon.

St Leonards
Down the Bellarine Peninsular Squid kept anglers busy with St Leonards through to Queenscliff giving squid to just over 1kg. Gummy sharks were boated by anglers heading out to deeper water and fishing in 20 meters of water off St Leonards, fresh squid strips worked a treat here. Whiting were on the chew all along the section of water labelled Bourke ST with those fishing into the evening finding bag limit captures.

Queenscliff Boat Harbour was another great option for land based anglers with Silver Trevally once again snapping up soft plastics that crossed there path.

Surf Beaches
Surf fishing has really fired up over the last few weeks with Australian Salmon, Gummy Shark and Mulloway all beached. Casting lures on a rising tide during the day was ideal for chasing salmon with fish to over 2kg taken. Fishing into the night with fresh salmon fillet or squid anglers took Gummy Shark to 8kg along with the odd school mulloway. Bancoora through to Jan Juc beach were productive and once again a run in tide seems to fish best.

Western District
The Western District saw the school Blue Fin Tuna start to gather in larger numbers with the 55-65 meter line holding the most fish. The average size of tuna at present in around the 15kg mark. But don’t be surprised if you get blown away by something much larger. Samaki pacemakers in the 140D were great lures along with green skirted lures. There was even reports of a Dolphin Fish taken as a by catch during the week off Portland.

Wurdee Boluc
Freshwater fishos did not have to go far to find trout with Wurdee Boluc seeing numerous rainbow trout to 1kg taking spoon type lures. The odd large redfin to 45cm also made an appearance in angler’s bags.

Stony Creek
Stony Creek continues to produce Brown Trout to just on 1kg for anglers fishing all tactics with fly anglers having a ball fishing the shallower lake margins.

Lake Purrumbete
Down West Lake Purrumbete was still on fire for large numbers of redfin but most anglers had their sights set on a large Brown Trout.

Lake Bullen Merri
Lake Bullen Merri is very consistent for Rainbow Trout and Chinook Salmon with the odd brown trout taken too. All methods are working at Bullen Merri and land based fishing is a great option.

Goulburn River
Above the Goulburn Weir towards Nagambie to Seymour has quiet down a little over the past week, fishos are rewarded for time with Yellowbelly around the backwaters off the River and a few good sized Redfin, worms seem to be the best bait and Bassman Yellowman spinnerbaits and small 4D Chatterbaits the best lures. Anglers Reporting lots of by catch Crays, so it looks like being a great Cray season this year around the deeper parts of the River near the Wineries. Below the Weir, Murchison to Undera still producing good numbers of fish, mainly small Cod and Yellowbelly around 35cm on Worms, Yabbies and Cheese. Most of the bigger, 60 to 70cm Cod have been caught on lures such as the Old Mates and Codgers, as well as Pirate and Bassman Spinnerbaits. Surface fishing in the region has been good, with the smaller lures such as Jackal Pomperdores and Koolabung 120mm Codcrackers working the best.

The 2 main channels along Murchison/Rushworth road and Punt road Tatura have been fishing really well, plenty of Yellowbelly on both Worms and Yabbies, but mainly on Jackal T/N 60’s in dark colours have been doing the damage. Still a few Redfin in Waranga Basin, finding the schools trolling deep hardbodies and then bobbing worms, plastics or Ice Jigs the best method. You will catch plenty of small fish, maybe getting 4 or 5 keepers for every 50 caught. Greens Lake is still producing nice sized Redfin between 40 to 47cm, finding the schools in a little difficult, but when you do, results are great. Trolling small hardbodies the best method.

Plenty of Cod in the Main Eastern Channel, cheese seems to be the best bait and the area towards Invergorden to the Broken Creek the most productive. The local lakes are fishing well, Yellowbelly in the Kialla and Mooroopna Lakes, Cod in the Mooroopna lakes and Redfin and Trout in the Shepparton Lakes. Yellowbelly and Redfin on Jackal T/N 60’s and small Westin swimbaits, Cod on cheese and Scrubworms, and Trout on Berkey Powerbait the best methods.

Murray River
Plenty of Big metre plus Cod and heaps of 65 to 80cm Cod still coming out of the Murray, Berri to Cobram and Yarrawonga/Mulwala all fishing awesome. Best diving lure by far is the Old Mate in Green or Purple and the surface lures that are performing are Koolabung 120 and 150mm Codcrakers, Mudeye Rattle Snakes and Jackal Pomperdores. Swimbaits are also catching their share of big Cod, Jackal Gantia’s and the new Westin Redfin Percy The Perch working well. The River is extremely clear and very low, making boating difficult, but finding a good stretch with some nice holes is producing the goods, Maybe even crack the Kayak out.


Next Week
Those looking to wet a line next week the Whiting out from St Leaonrds is a hard one to pass up. If the weather plays up head to the Queenscliff Harbour and flick a soft plastic or two for some silver trevally. With winter almost here the surf fishing should fire up just be prepared for some cold nights.

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