Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report


Once again this week the Bluefin Tuna off Barwon Heads have dominated reports with the bite going absolutely ballistic. Boats trolling lures such as Halco Lazer Pros and Nomad DTX Minnows have been working very well and so too have skirted lures with the aid of a spreader bar or daisy chain. The 50 metre line has been super productive and where majority of the action is at with fish ranging between 10-25kg. As the sun comes up the surface fishing has been fantastic for anglers casting stick baits and poppers into the schools on the surface. Maria Duck Dive Poppers have been very good as a popper and nomad riptides have been a lethal stick bait to throw. 

Kingfish have continued to be in good numbers across the coast, although not massive in size there does seem to be plenty out there. When the fish aren’t seen on the sounder or on the surface Trolling white occy skirts with a fresh squid strip has been working very well and a great way to locate the schools of fish. When sighted casting poppers into them has been working an absolute treat as well as floating stick baits.

Mako sharks offshore at the moment are still in fantastic numbers with plenty of reports coming in with fish getting up over 80kg. The 55m mark off Torquay has proved to be quite productive but the biggest key to success is getting away from the hundreds of boats chasing for tuna as a stationary boat attracts them right to you.



Inside the bay has been fishing quite well also with Alcoa pier proving to be a bit of a hot spot over the past week with Pinky Snapper, Salmon, Flathead and whiting all in fantastic numbers near and around the structure. All species are responding well to both bait and lures, a great spot at the moment for a feed of fish. Calamari still remain in good numbers across Hermsley and Clifton Springs with depths between 2-4 metres proving very productive with natural colours working very well.



After a bit of rain we have copped over the past few weeks the Otway Rivers and streams will have some nice flow going through them at the moment and could fire the trout up big time, haven’t heard any reports come in but could be well worth looking at.



We are continuing to receive reports that the Goulburn is still fishing consistently good even after the cool change last week. Bait and lure fishing upstream of Murchison has been good leading into this weekends Go Fish Nagambie. Trellys Chicken baits, scrub worms and yabbies have been great bait options with black and Red twin spin Spinnerbaits working great on cod. There have been some reports of Yellowbelly being caught around Shepparton casting smaller hardbodies or bait fishing with shrimp. We also had a report of a meter plus fish caught in the Goulburn recently by Mark Whitford casting a Trellys coloured black and orange pompadour. The meter plus fish was the first fish Mark has caught on his new Diawa Rebellion Rod matched with a Diawa Steez reel that he purchased from our Shepparton store. The best thing about this capture is it was all caught on film so if your looking to see a Goulburn River beast off the top jump on his YouTube and check it out. 






There is still plenty of Yellowbelly being caught in the Broken River around both weirs and downstream around Orrvale. Casting small Codgers and stump jumpers have worked well off the bank or in a Kayak. Bait fisherman have reported that a mix of Shrimp and Worms working best for both Yellowbelly and Cod. We are still getting reports of cod taking too water lures with Buzzbaits and Pompadours being the stand out this week. 





Lipless crank baits seem to be the lure of the week in the local irrigation channels around Shepparton and out towards Waranga Baisn. Jackal Tn50s or 60s have been great for Redfin, Cod and Yellowbelly. Casting around the drop bars have been the go to location with both above and below producing fish. Bait fishing this week has been a little slow but those who have been catching fish on bait have been using small yabbies or scrub worms.






Its Redfin time at Lake Eildon with so many reports of big bags of Redfin being caught this week. Bonnie Doon has been the stand out location both from the bank or boats. Worms or casting spinners has worked best from the bank and those in boats have been trolling small old mates in around 15ft or slow rolling soft plastics in the trees. Make sure if you are not getting many bites, you keep moving around and some trees or banks will hold more active fish.




If you're looking for a new Redfin fishery then blue rock might just be it. Unfortunately for many who fished the recent ABT round they were chasing bass not Redfin. Tn60s small crank baits and soft plastics were the go-to lures for both Redfin and Bass in the comp. In the end Matthew Langford from QLD managed to land a 5 fish bag from a single tree with a 41 and 47cm bass the stand out for the event. Slow rolling small spoons up the trees followed by black gulps was his winning technique.






Just like Blue Rock the Redfin were out in force in the ABT Bass Rnd 2 event. The Redfin were busting up on the surface eating small bait fish and if you were to throw a 2/3-inch soft plastic in the same area you would hook up regularly. Bass fishing was tough but there were still plenty of small bass caught around the 15/20cm mark off the edges. Small crank baits and beetle spin rigged plastics worked well.Mitch Cone stumbled onto a honey hole of fish out in the middle of the main basin and caught his winning bag on soft plastics.