Report 8/7/17

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Report 8/7/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:33 pm

Surf Beaches
Anglers making the trek down to beaches over the past week encountered Australian Salmon and a few much larger species. North winds were most favourable to anglers fishing the many surf coast beaches casting 25 gram to 40 gram metal lures like Gillies bait fish on a run in tide resulted in fish to over 2kg. Sun rise or Sun set did see peak bite times but the Salmon were catchable all day. Those fishing blue bait also snagged salmon of the same size. Mulloway have started to become a more common capture from the beach with anglers going to the extra effort of sourcing fresh squid achieving the best results. Gummy Shark to 1 meter in length also found their way into surf angler’s bags. Most popular beaches have been between Breamlea to Torquay.

Over at Queenscliff, anglers fishing the deeper fast following tidal waters boated outstanding gummy shark to over 15kg. If you needed a supply of fresh squid for bait the boat harbour at Queenscliff held reasonable numbers. Silver Trevally also kept people busy with soft plastics cast on a slack tide ideal.

St Leonards
St Leonards still held whiting though at times they could prove hard to tempt. Drifting for squid was more successful, along with heading out to the deeper water (10 meters or more) and bouncing baits along the bottom for a flathead.

Clifton Springs
Large schools of Australian Salmon popped up off Clifton Springs along the Curlewis Bank which were easily identifiable by diving birds. Casting small 10 gram metal lures or 3 to 4inch soft plastics in a minnow pattern worked well. Whiting were catchable in 5 to 6 meters of water with fish to 40cm snapping up baits.

Corio Bay
Inside Corio Bay the odd report of winter snapper is filtering in but long cold nights are necessary. Garfish and pinkie snapper kept land based anglers entertained from Lime burners to St Helens.

Aire River
Heading west Michael Moore and Trelly’s Geelong’s Adam Van Der Lugt took a trip down the Aire River Sunday where the guys crossed paths with some well-conditioned bream casting grub style soft plastics. The pair noted the river is very high at present.


Wurdee Boluc
Freshwater fisho’s still found Wurdee Boluc worth the effort for brown trout to 2kg in weight. Fishing around the weed banks will increase your chances of success.

Lake Purrumbete
Lake Purrumbete was reliable for brown trout, rainbow and the odd chinook salmon. Trolling the tried and tested Tassie devil along the east bank was a hard option to pass up. There is also still plenty of redfin, once a school is marked on the sounder dropping soft plastics amongst them will provoke a response.

Lake Bullen Merri
Next Door Lake Bullen Merri was a great option for land based anglers with powerbait accounting for numerous rainbow trout and Chinook salmon.

Deep Lake
Down the Hamilton highway, Deep Lake is still giving up football shaped rainbow trout for those trolling and bait fishing.

Murray River
The Murray River is still fishing well, not as many cod being caught off the surface but a few more on hard body lures like the white crow 190mm. Greg Brassil has landed a nice 88cm and 86cm cod from casting the white crow 190mm.

Lake Mulwala
Lake Mulwala has been producing come cracking fish off the sirface lately, Warren Gayland yet again landed a 117cm and a 118cm cod off the top over the weekend, on koolabung cod crackers and wake walkers.

Shepparton Lake
Shepparton Lake has been producing plenty of small rainbow trout on small hard body lure and spinners, also a few taking powerbait too.

The Basin / Green Lake
The Basin and Greens Lake are still firing with plenty of redfin being caught. But at times has been a little hit and miss.

Lake Eildon
Eildon has been fishing surprisingly well for Yellow Belly and redfin at present with trolling around Bonniedoon area. Balista trance lures working a treat and small codgers accouting for fish.

Next Week
Looking for an option this school holidays to take the kids fishing try St Augustines water hole in Waurn Ponds as it was recently stocked with Rainbow Trout ready to catch. Powerbait on a running sinker rig will do the trick. Saltwater anglers try for a Gummy Shark or two as they are around in good numbers from St Leonards to Queenscliff.

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