Report 14/10/17

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Report 14/10/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:09 pm

Corio Bay
Inside Corio Bay anglers found shelter from winds and large numbers of pinkie snapper. Fishing along structure in deep water and allowing soft plastics to sink to the bottom anglers boated pinkie snapper to 50cm. Over at the spoil grounds near Limeburners those drifting again with soft plastics snapped up pinkie snapper and flathead to around 45cm with the key to success making sure your plastic bumps the bottom. Anglers did note that the odd pike was taken over the spoil grounds. Around the corner Alcoa Pier fired up for Australian salmon that were keen on slow trolled lures.

Clifton Springs
Clifton Springs sprung into action with snapper moving up and down the Point Richards channel. From all reports the snapper seem to switch on around one hour either side of the tide change and have taken a liking to lightly weighted pilchards. Fish to 6kg are not uncommon but patience is still needed as the water temperature has yet to reach the optimal level. Allan Brow & Greg Mckinnon had a excellent session Monday boating one snapper each. Greg’s snapper went 6.1kg and Allan’s 5.2kg.


Over at Portarlington the new harbour continues to provide land based anglers with excellent opportunities. Numerous pinkies all keen to snap up soft plastics and blue bait.

St Leonards
St Leonards is fishing very well at present for King George whiting with Bourke St though to the Sub near Swan Bay producing fish to 40cm with pippie and squid working well. Make sure you have some tidal flow as this seems to fire up the whiting. Landbased from St Leonards pier squid kept anglers entertained casting size three artificial jigs around the lights at night. The Swan Bay channel saw the odd gummy taken by those fishing the run in tide at night with fresh squid as bait.

Queenscliff was the home of monster squid last week with anglers fishing deep in the bight pulling fish to almost 2kg. On the grass beds to the East of the harbour whiting are dominating captures of an evening with the average size slightly bigger than St Leonards but at times the whiting are more finicky. Again pippie worked well on a running sinker rig with enough lead to hold bottom on a strong tide.


Barwon Estuary
The Barwon Estuary was a hot spot for a mixed bag with salmon, trevally, mullet and whiting all on the chew in the lower reaches.

Western District Lakes
Freshwater anglers headed west to Lake Bolac, Deep Lake and Toolirook. All these shallow western district lakes are producing outstanding quality trout with both brown and rainbows to over 2kg on a variety of tactics. Bait anglers found power bait the best when seeking rainbow trout. Casting daiwa double clutch 65 were ideal from lake margins with both species keen, they also double up as a ideal trolling lure. Most anglers found it hard to go past the tried and tested Tassie devil with white or pink colour patterns working a treat trolled at around 3ks a hour.

Stony Creek
Closer to home Stony Creek is still seeing plenty of smaller brown trout to just on 1kg hit lure and fly. The odd redfin has also been a welcome by catch.

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