Report 19/7/17

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Report 19/7/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:42 am

Corio bay
This week saw good numbers of Australian salmon throughout the inner harbour taken on soft plastics fished hard against structure. The Geelong yacht club was a hot spot but anglers reported salmon captures from Limeburners boat ramp right along the waterfront to north shore. The odd winter snapper was also on offer for those willing to put in the time, the humble pilchard and a light burley trail produced the goods for anglers prepared to brave the cold while anchored under the cover of dark. Pinkies were also present this week found in close to the Geelong waterfront and responding well to soft plastics and blue bait.

Clifton springs
The main attraction at Clifton springs this week has been exceptional squid fishing in terms of both quality and quantity. Clifton springs right around to St.Leonards has produced quality bags of squid taken on #3-3.5 jigs.

Queenscliff harbour
The Queenscliff harbour has seen a rise in silver trevally numbers, fishing worm or grub style soft plastics around either a high or low slack tide is the ideal method of targeting these fish that have been found right through the harbour. Of note, overcast days seem to be the pick. Anglers fishing the harbour at the ferry end of the channel have reported quality king George whiting captures on squid and pippie, casting out towards the deeper water at the start or end of the ebb tide saw land based anglers snag quality bags of whiting with the chance of a trevally fishing this way as well.

Surf beaches
Salmon fishing has been fantastic over the last few weeks and is expected to continue over winter. Anglers casting 20-50 gram metal lures into the surf were rewarded with quality fish. Hot spots include Bancoora beach, the Barwon river estuary mouth and beaches near Anglesea right through to Marengo beach in Apollo bay.

Surf coast creeks
Fishing our local surf coast estuaries has seen good numbers of bream being banked. Scrub worms, freshwater yabbies and crabs have been the baits of choice for bream of fantastic size and condition that will typically school up in the deeper sections of water this time of year. Tip; Rig your baits with the lightest weight as the conditions will allow. Trelly's Geelong's Chris Pitman tangled with a few bream over the weekend.

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Freshwater
Lake Bolac remains on the radar with anglers still finding good size rainbow trout from 1-2kg on the chew, although the action has slowed down from previous weeks, it is still worth a look with powerbait working well for anglers fishing from the bank and small trolled hard body lures for those in boats. Kayak anglers reported exceptional trout and redfin fishing from lake Elingamite in Cobden with the water level not ideal for launching boats. Casting or trolling minnow style lures produced great results. Wurdee Buloc reservoir remains the pick for local anglers with redfin being caught to over 1kg on the ever popular 3inch flash J minnow soft plastic rigged on a 1/4oz jig head or a metal spoon style lure cast out as far as possible with a retrieve speed just slow enough to give the lure a bit of action, from all reports a slow retrieve seems to be the key in recent weeks. Those keen enough to be there at first light will have the best chance at snagging one of the trophy size trout available there this time of year, cast hard body lures up to 110mm in length along the rock walls at first light to maximise your odds of encountering one of these incredible fish, the Daiwa TD95 lure is a proven favorite for this style of fishing.

Goulburn River
Seymour is fishing really well for Brown Trout around 2 to 3lb near Goulburn Park, Pink Tassie Devils, Rapala F5 Rainbow trout and Bright coloured Rooster Tail Spinners working the best. Still a few Cod around, so throw a chunk of Cheese out at the same time could reward you in a nice Cod. Crays towards Nagambie, mainly near the Wineries are consistent, you will need to put the time in to get your bag with all the Big XO sized females and small males about, but does get the heart pumping when you see them come in the net. A few Yellowbelly around the boardwalk in Nagambie Lake, bobbing worms or Jackal T/N 60’s working well. The river downstream from the Weir is dropping and slowing down slowly making it a little better for fishing, but probably bait would be easier until it slows a little more, Cod and Yellowbelly are available in reasonable numbers, so worth a go.

Shepparton Region
Still plenty of small Redfin being caught at Waranga Basin, large numbers, but mainly small fish. Greens Lake is producing bigger Redfin, but they are more spread out and you will need patience and cover a lot of water to find them, but you will be rewarded with fish between 25cm to 45cm on small Hardbodies such as size 3 Stumjumpers and Strike Pro Mini Hunches. The Cattanach Channel, (not the Stuart Murray), is fishing really well, Redfin, Yellowbelly, Salmon to 60cm and even saw a photo of a Bass caught on a small Hardbody. Number 6 channel around Tatura to Merrigum area fishing well for Redfin, not huge numbers, but fish around 40cm not uncommon, target Bridges and other structures. Victoria Lake in Shepparton still fishing well for Trout, small Hardbodies, Rooster Tails and Fly the best method or a float setup with Powerbait doing the trick also.

Murray River
Christian has done it again, catching another 110cm Cod in the River on the Koolabung Surface lure, River is still really clean and ideal for the lure fisho’s, anywhere from Torrumbarry to Bundalong is fishing well, Shallow 2mtr, Big profiled hardbodies, also Jackal’s such as Gantrals and Gigantrals, big surface lures such as Koolabungs and Mudeyes, and big Bassman Mumblers working really well. Mulwala is still fishing great, Theo landing this nice 78cm and a 57cm on a bright hardbody and quite a few metre plus fish caught again this week being, standout out lures are Percy The Perch and Big surface lures again doing the damage. Some good Crays around the Bundalong area, fish over night to get the best results.

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