Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report

The Bellarine Peninsular

King George Whiting and Calamari have been popular target species across the whole peninsula over the past week with plenty of reports coming through. Both species have been in fantastic numbers and the further around the peninsula you head the better the fishing seems to be. Calamari have been fishing very well around the high tide with the cleaner water coming in and the average size is seeming to slowly increase. Size 3.0 and 3.5 jigs have been working well with natural green and bright pink jigs working best. Another lethal tactic for chasing squid is to leave one out the back of the drift under a float, this is super effective and helps get those few extra fish. Whiting have been chewing very well also in similar areas to the squid, the run out tide as the water dirties has been the best time to chase them. Fishing with squid or pipis with the aid of burley in a cage on the bottom has been working the best with to over 40cm and bag limit captures on offer.



Offshore Barwon Heads

Offshore Barwon heads has been on fire again this past week with gummies sharks on the chew right along the coast, the 30 metre line continues to be the most productive zone to be fishing. Nicholas Mrak cracked his first gummy on the weekend weighing in around the 12kg mark, good fish to start! The fish was caught on a salmon strip bait.



The West Coast

The west coast barrel bite has been continued to produce plenty of fish over this past week despite the below average weather. Port MacDonnell is still holding the title for the number 1 location at the moment with plenty of fish over 100kg being weighed in nearly daily (weather depending).


The Barwon River 

The Barwon River Estuary is still fishing very well for Estuary Perch, Salmon and Trevally with the sheep wash and surrounding areas producing the most reports. Casting small soft plastics and vibe style lures have been working very well, even deeper diving hard bodies like OSP Dunks or Daiwa Spikes are well worth throwing around.


Lake Purrumbete

Lake Purrumbete was red hot over the weekend with Salmon, Redfin and trout all biting well. Chinook Salmon have been chewing well on the troll and to anglers doping pilchards into a thick burley trail. Brown Trout have been on the Patrol along the shallow weed edges, Andy Whitford landed a trophy brown trout (4.1kg) on a Daiwa double clutch whilst trolling the early hours of the morning.



Goulburn River

The river is currently running high with the height doubling over the past 2 weeks in Shepparton. This has really affected reports of Crays and cod. You may find the odd fish feeding in the recently flooded back waters with worms the best bait to use from past rise experiences. Casting big surface lures in these areas with less flow and recent flooded banks in the past was also successful. 



Lake Eildon 

There hasn’t been heaps of reports this week but every report we have had was a quality one.Numerous meter plus cod have been caught on swimbaits like the jackal Gantarel or surface lures like the Bassman Aussie Crawler. Trout up to 50cms have been trolled up on orange Tassie Devils down towards the wall. The Redfin are still in the chew from the bank with scrub worms and yabbys working best. 


Shepparton Lake

There is still plenty of trout being caught in the shepp lake with small Rapala Hard bodies or powerbaits working best. The grass hill and both boat ramps are still the best spots to chase the trout and also Redfin. Once the weather warms up there will be more Yellowbelly being caught in the rowing channels. 



Craigmeur Lake 

The small lake outside of Mooroopna on the way to Undera has been producing some Redfin this week. Casting zx40 blades or small fish traps has been best for those fishing with lures. Small yabbies under a float around the weed has worked for bait fisherman with also worms working good for both Redfin and carp.


Lake Eppalock 

The fishing has picked up over the last couple of weeks at Eppalock which is exciting leading into spring. Some cracking sized Redfin have been caught slow rolling soft plastics around points or blades in the timber.Night crawlers off the bank has worked well with plenty of carp as well as Redfin being caught this way. As the water temps warm up, we should start to see more Yellowbelly action so get into your local Trellys to stock up on your black grubs and jackals so you will be ready for when the weather turns in a month or so.