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Report 29/6/17

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:19 pm
by Nicole Penfold
This week we continue to see the West Coast producing great numbers of Southern Bluefin Tuna. Boats fishing out of Apollo Bay all the way to Portland have been having no troubles locating the giant schools of Tuna still in relatively shallow water. If your planing a trip on the Tuna make sure you come have a chat to the boys in store to make sure you have all the right lures in your spread to get you into the fish.
Locally, we have seen the Winter Whiting start to really fire up with lots of customers managing to get a great bag of big Winter Tings.
In both the bays we have seen the squid fishing remaining steady, fishing in calm, clear cold conditions has been proving most successful for anglers.

Port Phillip Bay
Aaron Habgood from Reds Fishing Adventures managed to get a few sessions on the water this week getting some fantastic bags of Winter Whiting and Squid keeping his clients happy off St Leonards.


Western Port
Clint Hockley and his son Trav got out for a session around Balnarring and Trav landed a good size Gummy Shark on some californian squid and light gear. It was trav's first time using a land based spin stick and he produced a healthy fish.


Devilbend Reservoir
Good customer of the shop Darren Smith headed down to Devilbend reservoir Sunday morning in search of an Estuary Peach. Darren did well managing a nice Perch as well as a solid Redfin.


Port Fairy
Dan from Salty Dog Charters as usual had no problem finding his clients some great schoolies this week. The boys had Arthur's crew from the sandy yacht club fishing with them, safe to say they were not disappointed.


Good friend of the store Jase from Magnet Fishing Charters has been having no trouble at all getting his clients onto some great Southern Bluefin Tuna over the past few weeks. Jase reports the schoolies have been thick and they have been giving his clients a work out.


The Online Fishing Charter Crew have been getting into some great Southern Bluefin Tuna. All reports down from Portland suggest the fish just seem to get thicker and thicker.


Lake Wendouree
The lake has been fishing very well over the past few weeks, soft plastic minnows and hardbodys proving to be the most effective both from banks and the boat. Casting over the weed beds and around the structure will produce a good size fish. Ben Young's latest catch a very nice Rainbow Trout, fishing land based on the south bank of the lake.


Toolondo Reservoir
Trevor Holmes from Victorian Inland Charters reports Toolondo has backed off considerably from the great run of Redfin over the past month. Still a few around trolling lures at a depth of 1.5 mtrs, soft plastic minnows and hardbodies producing good fish. Trout numbers are improving every day, casting soft plastics around the shallows has proven most effective.
Steve Foulds with a nice 4lb Redfin trolling on Victorian Inland Charters and Trevor Holmes with a 3kg hen Brown Trout taken in the shallows.


Blowering Reservoir
Wayne Dubois reports the Redfin have moved from the edges into deeper water. They are a bit harder to get from the banks but are now in huge prespawn schools making them easy to locate with a boat. Hopping soft vibes should see you filling your eskies quickly with double hook ups even double, double hook ups as seen in the photo below.
Ross Virt and Colin Robinson with a great bag of Redfin


With school holidays approaching most family lakes have received stockings of trout. Pakenham lakeside has been producing nice size rainbow trout using bait and lures. soft plastics, trout spinners and small hardbody lures working well, power bait and bread for bait is getting good fish both day and night.
Anton Davies landing a nice small Rainbow Trout on a soft plastic grub and Staff Member Michael with a healthy Redfin also on a soft plastic grub.


Lee Rayner's Fishing Fever
303 Boundary Rd
Mordialloc Vic 3195
Ph (03) 9590 9899