Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report

Corio Bay

Salmon are running red hot inside Corio Bay at the moment with anglers flocking to the jetties and wharfs around the Geelong Waterfront and having great success landing solid numbers of fish. The Salmon have been feeding on small baitfish inside the bay and can quite often be seen busting up in various locations. Casting small minnow profile soft plastics into the commotion has been a lethal tactic when feeding on the surface, If worked on the bottom you can expect to catch just about anything at the moment including snapper, trevally, flathead, whiting and snook. Snook have also started to make their presence known in the waterfront at the moment with anglers fishing for Salmon picking them up along the way. If you were to target them best throw bigger hardbody lures such at Daiwa double clutch 95s.


Offshore Barwon Heads

Although the weather has been far from favourable there is still some good fishing off Barwon Heads with sharks, snapper and Tuna all on the chew! The 30 to 50 metre line has been producing plenty of tasty bottom fish. Fresh Salmon and Calamari as usual are proving to be the standout bait. Tuna have been hanging out towards the east side of the rip along the 60 metre line. School fish and barrels trolling skirted lures like Tornado, JBs or Aloha lures have been producing plenty of fish.



With the recent rain the Otway Rivers and streams are well worth having a look at as they should have some nice flow and hungry fish. Just about every system along the great ocean road is worth putting some time in, the Cumberland River is a fantastic spot to suss out! Small shallow diving hard bodies such a Rapala XR4s or Strike Tiger Nymphs are fantastic lures to throw around.


Lake Purrumbete

Lake Purrumbete is producing some quality Brown Trout in the shallows over the past week or two and the whole lake system is a great option if it’s a bit windy and wild to get into the saltwater. Osp Bent Minnows and Megabass Vision Onetens have been working very well in the shallower water and there has been some quality fish to over 6lb being caught. There has also been plenty of Redfin cruising about also and have been taking a liking to the bigger lures too!


 Goulburn River

There is plenty of cray fish action going on in the Goulburn River with some reports coming in from Nagambie, Murchison and Mooroopna. There is plenty of small crays out there but there were some really big ones caught. Focusing on deeper water and around bends has been the best method when targeting the crays. Bait fishing for cod has been ok this week with some fish reported at Arcadia and downstream around Bunbartha. One common report is that the crays are really enjoying the chicken and some have been landed while fishing for cod. Trolling has been a little quiet this week but continue to put in the hours as the bigger fish seem to come out to play on the cooler months.


Lake Eildon 

Another week another Kate Norman meter plus cod. Kate would have to be one of the most dedicated fishos on the lake putting in the hours in all conditions. The reward for the hard work is big fish and this week Kate put her 13 Fish set up to work landing the cod pictured below casting a Megabass Vatalion. With the reports we have been getting the key to these big fish again has been finding bait and once you have found these areas holding bait you can be sure there will be some big fish stalking these waters. There has also been some good Redfin been caught this week vertically jigging zx43 blades in the trees with some reporting up to 30 fish being caught in a session which is normally a warmer weather thing. Trout are very active with trolling tassie devils and small stumpjumpers accounting for most of these fish. 



Murray River 

The big fish bite period is in full swing in the Murray River with good numbers of fish being reported. Big Spinnerbaits such as the Pirate BIGRIG accounting for a meter plus cod near Moama. Bait fishing has been a good way to catch fish but it’s been more the fish around the 30/60cm mark with chicken and cheese working well. The Crays are on the move in the Murray with some good numbers of keepers being reported this past week. As the temps keep dropping the numbers will grow in the pots. 



Shepparton Lake 

The cold mornings have been perfect for the trout bite with many locals now getting out of bed a bit earlier to chase a trout before work. The key is the low light times especially if you're targeting these trout closer to the edge. They will bite small cranks or jerkbaits so much better in lower light times or even in the fog. But once that sun comes up its best to find a lure that will go a little deeper such as a soft plastic or something that will work deeper in the weed.



Lake Mulwala 

The drawdown is now complete and the lake should sit at this level for a number of weeks. Prior to cutting off boat access there were some monster fish caught on topwater and Spinnerbaits.There is very limited access and kayak fishing maybe the only way to fish the lake for the next few weeks. 



Tournament Talk 

Last week saw the last round of the ABT Bass Pro series run at Lake Cania QLD. It was a very tough bite with no angler filling a full bag of fish for both sessions. John Nobel took out the pro’s division with Tim Stenhouse taking out the Non boaters. 2 time Angler Of the year Matthew Langford finished second and finished the season with 399 out of a possible 400 points making it 3 AOY titles in a row. It wasn’t just bass caught over the weekend with some big Saratoga and Yellowbelly caught. In a series built up majority of NSW & QLD based fisherman a hand full of victorians managed to finish up the pointy end in the AOY standings. 


Non Boaters AOY (VIC) 

5th - Nelson Rouw (Mooroopna)

6th - Luke Gilbert (Nagambie)

13th - Nick Brown (Shepparton)


Pro Boaters AOY (VIC)

8th - Corey Goldie (Wodonga)

19th - Steve Duff (Paynesville)