Report 12/8/17

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Report 12/8/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:40 pm

Stony Creek
Freshwater destinations offered some limited relief from last week’s relentless winds. Stony Creek just outside of Anakie was a location that saw brown trout to just on 1kg along with a few redfin. Spoon type lures that allowed for a longer cast worked a treat from the main rock wall along with soft plastics allowed to sink to the bottom.

Lake Purrumbete & Bullen Merri
Heading down the Western District the cretor lakes were a reliable option for Chinook salmon and trout. Trelly’s Geelong’s Peri Stavropoulos took a run down to Lake Bullen Merri first thing Sunday morning.

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Trolling at a slow speed Peri had no trouble in boating Chinook Salmon to 1.5kg. Peri’s lure of choice was a Tilsan Brown Trout minnow. Other anglers on Lake Bullen also found the Chinook salmon willing to take a lightly weighted pilchard fillet.

Across the road at Lake Purrumbete Tim Beusmans was putting in a few hours trying to tempt a brown trout which Tim was more than rewarded for his efforts boating a brown trout of 9.96LB that gave an excellent account for itself on light line.

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St Leonards
Back to the salt water and anglers were limited due to the trying conditions last week. Those casting squid jigs out from St Leonard’s pier did bank some reasonable squid of an evening.

Surf Fishing
The Surf is fishing fantastic with this season producing large numbers of not just Australian Salmon but Gummy Sharks too. Jan Juc proved a safe bet for those looking to spin up a Salmon or two. Once again 25gram lures in a pilchard pattern worked well. The key to banking numbers of fish was to time your trip with an evening hopefully lining up with a rising tide. Salmon to over 2kg were not uncommon. Fishing into the dark gummy shark devoured fresh squid as bait and at times a fresh fillet of Australian Salmon worked too.

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Corio Bay
Inside Corio Bay huge amounts of Australian Salmon to 40cm were snapping up soft plastics that came there way. Three inch minnow gulp’s worked well on a 1/8oz jig head. Once a school was located some fast paced action was assured. The salmon seem to be spread from the entrance to the Grammer School Lagoon to the Geelong Waterfront. Leigh braved the cold conditions during the week and was well rewarded boating a trophy winter snapper of 1 meter in length and 11kg in weight that devoured his unweighted pilchard.

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Western District Estuaries
Back down the Western District and the estuary systems have plenty of Black Bream on the chew. Z-Man motor oil grubz in 2.5” are as safe bet with bream to over 40cm schooling up. Try to take advantage of a depth sounder and cast to schools of fish marked on the sounder.

Goulburn
Goulburn has been a little quiet lately, but good news is that its apparently starting to settle and hopefully give us a good couple weeks of fishing before the cod season closes.

Waranga basin
Reddies are still being caught, schools are proving a little difficult to find for some but there was a few decent sizes caught recently

The Murray
There has been some decent fish caught off the surface lately, Greg Braz caught an absolute pig of a cod measuring in at 102cm on the 170mm Koolabung Cod Cracker. Clayton harris also landed a cracker 118cm off the surface also.

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Mulwala
Is fishing really well too, swimbaits are smashing it at the moment, biggest lately has been a 127cm on a Browndog Gantarel, by Daniel Wright along with another over the meter and a few under, also Paul Thomas landed a 101cm cod on a Goodang Gantarel also.

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Broken river
Pro staffer Justin Williams went out last weekend flicking around Storm Superu 6" Shads and landed 2 cod up to 70cm and dropping another whilst the bloke he was with dropped 2 on the same plastics too.

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Next Week
Next Week if the wind backs off try for a King George whiting out from St Leonard’s. Walking the surf beaches on a rising tide casting a few lures will see you beach a few Australian Salmon. Heading west Lake Purrumbete is the place for a trophy trout, as I think August is the best month to try and snag a big brown.

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