Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report


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The local fishing is still going pretty good at the moment with plenty of reports still rolling through from all around the region. Inside Corio Bay has continued to fish well for Pinkie Snapper with stingaree bay holding good numbers of fish. Anglers bait fishing have been having great success in landing fish to 40cm with pilchard fillets proving irresistible. Point Henry has been fishing well for anglers casting soft plastics picking up good numbers of Flathead and Pinkie Snapper, Good customer Andrew Orchard had a great day out there landing numerous fish with natural coloured plastics working best.



The outer harbour is still fishing very well for King George whiting with plenty of reports rolling through. Clifton Springs through to Portarlington still seems to be the current hot spot and where majority of the reports are coming from. Fishing the outgoing tide continues to be the best time to have your baits in the water with bag limit captures on offer and fish up to 42cm. Calamari still remain in close with natural jigs working best.



The Rip has been a bit hot and cold lately with the kingfish bite but when it’s on, it’s been crazy. Been reports of fish well over 12kg along with plenty of rats thrown into the mix also. Dropping jigs (200-300g) down has been working very well and so too has live baiting with calamari and yakkas.



Offshore Barwon Heads has slowed a little more with the Tuna bite out there but anglers are still heading out and finding success. The fish are being seen cruising on the surface quite often and when spotted casting poppers into the schools has yet again proved to be a lethal tactic.



Down along the coast there has been some fantastic shark fishing on offer with Mako Sharks in fantastic numbers from Port Phillip Heads right through to Portland with a variety of size from 20kg-150kg. Peri from Trellys Geelong alongside Owen Westwell went out in search for one over the weekend landing a Mako around 60kg in weight as well as Gummy Shark, School Shark and a variety of other reef Species.



Port Fairy has been fishing very well for Bluefin Tuna in close to shore with the 40m line holding plenty of fish to about 15kg. Casting small stick baits into the surface commotion has been working very well and so too has trolling skirts with the aid of a Spreader Bar.



The Goulburn River continues to drop after the flush that was put through a couple of weeks back.The dropping water has made bank fishing a little difficult but those willing to get a little muddy have reported plenty of action. No huge fish have been reported but plenty of small cod and silver perch have been caught mostly on bait. Surface fishing seems to the be most productive way to target cod with the water running high and dirty. Over the next couple of weeks the Goulburn should continue to drop and then clear up perfectly for Easter that’s only around the corner. 



There has been some cracking fish caught around Nagambie lately both in the river and in the main lake. Redfin and Yellowbelly have been caught on the edges in town on Zx40 blades and Beetle Spin rigged soft plastics. Those chasing Cod with bait have been enjoying some success especially on Cheese and Chicken. Many legal sized cod are being reported on lures as well with Spinnerbaits, Codgers and Jackal Doozers working best. 



There is still plenty of action out the Broken with the top water bite going great. Those fishing around the 2 weirs have been reporting that Jackal pompadours and codger topwaters doing plenty of damage. Casting small diving lures or Spinnerbaits when the sun is up has been the best method off the bank or out of a kayak. The Yellowbelly are still chewing on bait around Shepparton with worms and yabbies working best. 




There is still plenty of Redfin being caught out at Waranga Basin. Trolling small hardbodies has been dynamite in around 12/15ft with bright coloured Old Mates the pick of the lure. Casting small 2/3 inch soft plastics in around 6/8ft has also been a great way to catch Redfin this past week. Bait fishing has also been productive this past week with drifting worms or bobbing small yabbies being the baits of choice for most. The level is sitting around 44% which mirrors last year so don’t be turned off about dropping water levels. 




There has been some good fish caught at Mulwala this past week with those sounding up big fish on the flats having some success. Those who are working hard in the trees and around the weed have been finding good numbers of smaller fish. Josh from the “Native Project” caught a hand full of cod both casting 1oz Bassmans at the bases of standing timber or trolling Coddog hardbodies on the main river channel. If your loving chasing cod around the weed then you should make the most of it as it won’t be around for much longer. After extensive consultation with the local community, landholders and businesses, the Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA), in partnership with Goulburn-Murray Water, will begin lowering the level of Lake Mulwala in early May 2022 to undertake waterweed control. MDBA Executive Director, Dr Andrew Kremor said lowering the lake provided the best means of controlling the highly invasive waterweed Egeria densa but it would also allow other maintenance work to be completed. "Lowering the water level in the lake to control this invasive waterweed is a necessary operation that occurs every 3 to 5 years," Dr Kremor said. The last time the lake was dropped those who managed to access the main river caught some monster cod so let’s hope this year is the same. 





New to Trellys Shepparton is gun fisho Michael Skinner. The photos have been flooding in this past week with heaps of fish both big and small being caught from bait to lures. Zx40 blades and soft plastics have been working well around the bridges for both Yellowbelly and Redfin. Casting size 2 stumpjumpers around the drop bars has also been a successful way to fish this week either in the wash or hard up around the structure. Plenty of cod and Yellowbelly are being caught on yabbies so there is a great mix for those fishing the channels lately.




The weed chopper has been and gone and the fish are now settling in. Small spinners have been working well at both boat ramps for Trout and Redfin. Jerkbaiting with Diawa double clutches has also been a productive way to catch Redfin. Twitching the lure on a slack line keeps it in the zone and most importantly make sure you pause as they just seem to smoke these lures on the pause. Floating worms has been the best method for those wanting a more relaxed days fishing at the lake with all fishing platforms producing fish. 





Trelly has been out and about recently fishing both the Goulburn River with the Hawthorn great Robert “DIPPA” DiPierdomenico and the Snowy above Mitta with Daryl Hansford. They managed to land some nice trout predominately floating scrub worms.