Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report

Corio Bay

The fishing at the moment around the Geelong waterfront has been red hot with Australian salmon keeping angles very entertained. Multiple large scores of salmon have been holding in the area and have been great access for landbased fishos. Quite often the fish can be sighted on the surface busting up and chasing baitfish, that’s when casting soft plastics and small hardbody lures into the commotion is an effective and fun way to catch them. Berkley 3 inch minnows have been a hot favourite for this situation as they resemble the baitfish perfectly. They're still remains to be plenty of other species on offer including snapper flathead and silver Trevally


Bellarine Peninsula

Yet again the outer harbour continues to dominate reports with King George Whiting going absolutely ballistic from Clifton Springs right through to Queenscliff. Anglers fishing just about any tide with fresh pippis and squid have been having tremendous success landing big numbers of Whiting and some quality fish too. Calamari are still hanging around also just in a little bit shallower water with Shimano White squid jigs working the best.



The offshore fishing as of late has been very productive especially if you're chasing a feed of fresh flake as there seems to be sharks just about everywhere! Offshore Barwon heads has been fishing very well for both gummy and school Shark to 15kg getting around! Gone Fishing charters has been having great success both in the bay and offshore getting their customers onto some fantastic quality gummies. Out deep of Port fairy has also been producing plenty of sharks Peri from Trellys fishing world Geelong fished alongside Anthony Pirrottina and the boys managed some quality school shark to over 20 kg and also a mako.

West Coast 

The blue fin tuna bite down the West Coast is still on fire with school fish in the thousands and still plenty of barrel reports coming in each day. Anywhere from Lawrence rock right through to Cape Bridgewater has been holding great numbers at school Fish and I have been barrels in amongst them as well. Aloha Super ninjas have been a very popular lure of choice for the barrels as of late.


Lake Mulwala 

The water is now at super low levels and boat access is getting harder but the fishing has been sensational during the past week. We have had reports of metery mayhem at Mulwala with some boats landing 3 or 4 in a session including some double hook ups. It’s not just those using live sonar many have reported some big catching out of kayaks which will be one of the best ways to fish once the drawdown is complete. Casting Jackal Gantarel’s , Zerek Live Mullets and 100mm Bassman Tubby has been the best way to target these bigger fish with Balista Tremors and Aussie Crawlers working well in low light periods. If you're looking to bait fish we have been hearing cheese, scrub worms and chicken has been best. 



Broken River 

There are still good numbers of cod being caught in the broken over the last few weeks. Bait fishing is going well with cheese and scrub worms working best. The average catch size is around the 40/50cm mark with the odd bigger fish being reported. Those casting lures have reported some luck using Spinnerbaits during the day and smaller topwater baits have worked during low light periods such as pompadours or Zman pop frogs. 



Lake Eildon 

The temperature continues to drop over at Eildon but the trout bite keeps on heating up. Bonnie Doon end has fished well with tassie devils and small diving lures working great. Switching out the trebles on both lures with assist hooks has been very popular especially when the trout short strike your trolled lure. There is still plenty of small Redfin being caught off the bank with worms or in the tree’s casting small plastics or blades. Cod fishing this week has been dominated by reports of big fish caught off the top with Tremors and Mega Pompadour’s being the best lures to use. 




Shepparton Lake 

The lake was a buzz last weekend with the All-Abilities Fishing clinic a hit with all who attended. There were a few trout caught as well as Redfin with worms and power bait working best. Away from the clinic during the week we have been getting reports of the early morning trout bite being really consistent with 3/4 fish caught in a half hour window just around sunrise.Nymph type plastics and 2-inch Keitech’s working best with small minnows also catching fish. The fishing will also get better with the Victorian Fishing Authority planning to stock another 750 trout prior to the next school holidays. 



Waranga Basin 

There is plenty of small Redfin on the bite at the basin with some reports of 30 fish being caught in an hour or 2 period. The fish are on the smaller side with the odd 30+ cm fish being reported around these smaller fish.The best method has been Trolling TN60 jackals in shallow water or bright coloured old mates in 8/12ft.Bait fishing has been a little quiet but if you drift worms around the points, you will be sure to pick up some fish. 




There has been some good fishing in the river around Torrumbarry lately with some meter plus cod reported. During the day casting Big twin spin Spinnerbaits or trolling hardbodies around the 150mm has been best. We have also have had some reports of big cod smashing topwater baits including a 103cm cod on a Balista Tremor. Bait fishing has also accounted for plenty of Cod with big chunks of chicken or salami working well.