March 09, 2018
Anglers only had to venture down to the Geelong Waterfront to get stuck into some piscatorial action. Pinkie snapper to 45cm started to school up in large numbers around any structure in deeper water. Casting out soft plastics was ideal with gulp 3” minnow very effective. The odd large flathead was also taken as a welcome by catch.
Some good numbers of Cod being caught around Nagambie area, best spot seems to be around the 2 Wineries and down Northwood Road, Trolling Size 1 and 2 in colour 25, Old Mate’s colour 9 and 1, as well as bigger deep divers such as 165mm Coddogs and 130mm White Crows working well, casting Bassman 4x4’s, orange or white at the structure along the bank. Bobbing bait’s such as Shrimp and Worms or 3 to 4 inch soft plastics around the trees is resulting in a few Redfin and Yellowbelly right along the River from the Wineries to the Caravan Park. Kirwans Bridge area is still the highlight, with the cooler nights, surface lures and swimbaits are working really well, work the willow trees and grassy banks with lures or bobbing bait is giving you a great chance of Redfin, Yellowbelly and Cod. Murchison to Toolamba is fishing really well for Cod and Yellowbelly, mainly on Baits such as Scrubworms, Shrimp, Yabbies and Cheese and a few of Bassman, 4D and Pirate Spinnerbaits. Bait fishing has been the preferred method from Shepparton to McCoys Bridge for reasonable number of Cod and Yellowbelly.