Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report


Corio Bay

Windy conditions this past week have caused a bit of a feeding frenzy inside the Geelong Waterfront this past week with a large variety of species on the chew. Anglers fishing either landbased or from a boat have been getting stuck into Snapper, salmon, flathead, trevally, tailor and Snotty nose trevalla. Soft plastics yet again are proving to be the most effective technique with berkley Powerbait Grubs and Nemesis being the standouts. Anglers fishing with bait have also been having some great success with pipis on a running sinker rig proving irresistible.


Bellarine Peninsula

King George Whiting remain on the chew right across the peninsular, Grassy Point has been having some good reports coming in with anglers finding bags of fish up to 40cm. Around the corner St Leonards and Queenscliff have yet again been the standout locations if you’re chasing a feed of whiting.



 Calamari reports have started to come in for the big ones inside the Queenscliff bight, still not quite the time of year we typically see them come in with big numbers but its great to see some fish starting to show up in there. Size 3.5 jigs are basically the must have size jigs to be running and in faster moving tide an additional jig weight is a handy piece of tackle to have on you. Silver Whiting on a Squid Spike is an old but very proven method to land the big ones, probably the best. Taking a variety of jigs and baits is a great habit to be in when fishing spring time for big Calamari in the bight. If you are land based then casting off bell reef behind the football field is a great spot to fish.


The West Coast

The west coast barrel bite has still been going strong with plenty of reports from right across the coast from Apollo Bay right through to Port Mac. Trolling 8-10” skirts have been doing most of the damage with live bait and divers picking up fish also.



We have been getting some reports that the trout have been very active in the lake down towards the wall. Trolling Tassie Devils or small divers has been the best methods when targeting trout at Hume. Redfin are also on the bite with some solid fish being caught off the bank on worms or in the trees on Soft Plastics. 




Waranga Basin has been fishing well this past week with some great Reports of good numbers of redfin being caught with some great sized fish around 40cms getting caught on both bait and lures. Those Trolling lures such as the codger 55mm divers with the deeper bibs as well as RMG Poltergeist crazy deeps.Trolling near the caravan park has been productive as well as drifting and casting near Harriman point those casting have been using small soft plastics like Keitech Easy Shiners or Black Gulps rigid on a 1/4oz Jighead.



Those who braved the cold and wet conditions last week at Lake Eildon got rewarded with some great fishing. We have had reports of some big fish caught around areas such as the Big River arm and in the Delatite arm. Casting Big Jackal swim-baits or the new Bait Sanity swim-baits have both worked well so have big Kingfisher Surface lures. Trolling Size 1 Stumpjumpers can also be productive this time of the year if you're into trolling for big fish.Those chasing trout have reported trolling down the Bonnie Doon end of the lake with Pink Tassie Devils. Those fishing from the bank Bait have been reporting that Powerbait and Night Crawlers are working best with the odd trout and plenty of Redfin being caught.  Those casting lures off the bank have been using Gold Spoons and spinners from the bank with some success. 





The stocked Rainbows are still biting but not as frequent as the past 2/3 weeks. We have heard a few reports of some Redfin getting caught on spinners and soft plastics at the boat ramp sheds. Working your small soft plastics rigged weedless is best to maximise your chances of catching the bigger fish. Floating worms or powerbait near the grass hill or near the skate park has been productive also.



The Crater Lakes


There have been some great reports coming out of Purrumbete lately with some cracking fish being caught. The guys from Victorian Inland Charters have been putting plenty of clients onto both trout and Redfin. Bent minnows, soft plastics and spoons have all worked well recently. Lake Bullen Merri has been a hotspot for land based anglers this past week with the east side of the lake holding fantastic numbers of Tiger trout, Rainbow Trout and Chinook salmon. Fisho’s casting long distance lures such as spoons and Tassie devils have proved lethal over the past few week’s fish tigers to over 2kg being reported. Bait fishing has also been getting plenty of bites with glassies and powerbait doing well, the ultimate is live minnow caught from the lake.