Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report



 The tuna this week have well and truly shown that the current bite offshore is not slowing down anytime soon with thousands of fish out there at the moment and all seem to be in a feeding frenzy! Anglers trolling anywhere from 20-60 metres with skirted lures and divers proving to be irresistible with plenty of reports of boats having up to 6 way hook-ups! There is lots of fish being caught on top water, Nomad riptides have been a popular lure to throw around as of late. Kingfish off Barwon Heads through to Torquay have also been in fantastic numbers with majority of fish being caught either jigging or casting top water lures. Most fish have been around 60-75cm in length however there sure are plenty of bigger ones cruising about at the moment.





If you are after a big king then the RIP is definitely the place to look at the moment with reports of some genuine monsters being caught with reports of fish to 130cm being caught. Dropping Knife jigs in the deeper sections of the rip has been working best and so too has live baiting with calamari or Yakkas. Running heavy gear is super necessary when fishing in this area as the bottom can be pretty brutal and those kings are going to go straight for it and you will need to turn their heads pretty quick if you want to land them, also dealing with the factor that there is a lot of seals there at the moment waiting for an easy feed.





The inner harbour of Corio Bay has been fishing quite well lately for Pinkie Snapper with reports of plenty of fish being caught right around the bay, in particular near and around the Geelong Waterfront. Casting soft plastics in the area has been working an absolute treat with fish to 35cm holding in fantastic numbers along with some other species such as Flathead and salmon.





Wurdi Buloc Reservoir has continued to fish very well over this past week with captures of Redfin and trout till making reports. Casting spoon style lures off the rocks has been super effective as it allows you to get a big cast out and cover more water. Trevor Schiller managed to score himself a solid Redfin measuring in at 49cm on a Spinner whilst casting off the rocks.





The Goulburn River had been fishing well this past week with many legal cod reported between Shepparton to Nagambie. Consistent water levels have helped and with a little rain run off the river should yet again fish well this coming week. Bait fishing has been a stand out with Cod being caught on baits such as Chicken, Cheese and sausages, Casting surface lures in low light periods had worked well especially on the calmer more humid nights. 







Plenty of fish on offer for those fishing the Murray River lately with Both Trout Cod and Murray Cod being caught regularly. Those Bait fishing have reported plenty of fish using worms, Bardi Grubs, chicken and cheese. Casting Bassman Codman Spinnerbaits or Mumblers around bigger submerged timber had worked well chasing bigger fish so has casting bigger surface lures like the Balista Tremor or the big Cod Dog Surface lure. 







Lake Hume had a couple of quieter weeks but this past week the fish have yet again fired up. Heaps of Redfin have been caught around the trees and also in schools in deeper water. Worms and small yabbies have been the stand out baits chasing Redfin. These baits have not just been great for Redfin with some monster Yellowbelly being caught this week on the same baits. Lure fishing has also been a great way to target both Redfin and Yellowbelly with trolling the 10ft old mate and the Crazy Deep RMG working best. If you're fishing around the trees slow rolling black gulps or Tn50s in brown dog colour has been a winner and we would expect this to be the same This week. 







It’s still hot fishing at the Basin with reports still. Coming in with many Redfin over 30cms being caught. Trolling small Codgers and Old mates in around 15ft has been the best method with or without a soft plastic in front of the diving lure. Casting around the edges has also been a great method with 2- or 3-inch Keitech easy shiners in Green Pumpkin Chartreuse being the stand out plastic rigged with a beetle spin. Bait fishing has again been great with plenty of Redfin being caught deeper or on the edges with works being the stand out. 







Something a little different this week with a report of a cracking cod being caught off the top in the Broken Creek. Local Fisho Kaleb Oxley caught this monster off the top on a Balista Tremor measuring in at 107cms. 







Earlier this week the Victorian Fisheries Authority were busy at Greens Lake to salvage and relocate Murray cod and golden perch. With the water level in Greens Lake now very low the VFA working together with Goulburn-Murray Water and contractors have managed to catch the many fish and transport them to new homes. The cod will be relocated to the new native fish hatchery at Arcadia with some other natives being released into the Goulburn River. Another positive was plenty of Yellowbelly will be released into Waranga Basin.