Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report


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Offshore Barwon Heads

The hot fishing action this week has been coming from offshore Barwon Heads with an insane bite of Snotty Trevalla on offer. There has been reports of large schools of snottys hanging around the bommys and reef structures of Ocean Grove anywhere from 10 to 25 metres of water. Adam Van Der Lugt from Trellys Geelong fished alongside Rob Thornton Monday morning managing to land over 30 fish in a short period of time all on soft plastics. The boys mentioned the key to success was a burley bag submerged a few meters under the surface and working the plastics through the trail, even at times just leaving the rods in the holder and letting the swell work the lure was effective too. These fish provide some super tasty fillets and on light gear, insane fun to catch.



The Bellarine Peninsula

Inside the bay the Calamari are still chewing right across the Bellarine Peninsula with the Queenscliff Bight starting to produce the big spawning models. Casting 3.5 jigs have been doing some serious damage on them with the Shimano Flash boost proving to be a hot favourite. Fishing the slower moving tides have been ideal to allow easier fishing and the high tide is best as the water is much clearer and easier for the squid to hunt. St Leonards right around to Clifton Springs has also been holding plenty of squid, not as big at Queenscliff but certainty plenty of them.


Surf Coast Beaches

The Local surf beaches have been producing some fantastic salmon fishing as of late with just about every beach in the region fishing well. If you’re up for a drive then Lorne is well worth heading down to as that seems to be the current hot spot. Casting metals weighing between 20-60 grams in a variety in colours have been working very well. Bait fishos are also doing quite well on salmon and at night gummy sharks have been hanging around too.  A few beaches that are worth heading down to are Bancoora, Jan Juc, Moggs Creek, Lorne and Wild Dog Creek.


The West Coast

The West Coast is still producing plenty of Barrel reports, Apollo Bay seems to be the current hot spot at the moment with a reports of fish to over 130kg being weighed. Trolling skirted lures has definitely been the go with 8 and 10 inch skirts being the standouts.


Broken & Goulburn Rivers

Both rivers are still running high but there have been a few reports of Yellowbelly being caught in back waters behind big snags or flooded banks.Scrub worms have been the best for these fish either lightly weighted or under a float. These fish are pushing up high on the banks in the fresh grass so focus on these areas.As spring is close the Yellowbelly bite should improve as each week goes on. 


Murray River 

Just like the other rivers in the above report the Murray has also been running high at times recently. We have been getting better reports of some Big cod being caught on bait such as Cheese, Chicken and Worms. Surface fishing throwing big lures like the Tremors has been the best way to target the meter plus fish.  


Irrigation Channels 

The water levels are now back up in the main channels around Shepparton and the fish are now starting to bite. Those casting lures have had some early success catching Redfin and Yellowbelly on Mask Vibes, Spinnerbaits and small chatterbaits. Bait fishing has been less successful but there has been a couple of reports of small cod and Yellowbelly caught on worms around bridge pylons. 


Lake Mulwala 

The rush is on to chase a late season cod and Mulwala is now back up to height and fishing well. Casting big soft plastics has been the best method with Magdrafts or 9inch Biwaa’s. Surface fishing on the freshly flooded flats has seen many big fish caught. Bait fishing off the bank has seen a couple of nice catches this week with chicken and Bardi Grubs being the baits of choice. 


Greens Lake

The VFA were recently back at Greens Lake, near Corop salvaging native fish to be relocated And what a salvage it was- a record one in fact!Keith Bell, the contractor capturing the fish, said it was the most native fish he’s ever salvaged. The record effort was made up of 92 Yellowbelly, between 1 and 4kg, and two Murray cod, both measuring 95cm. Local Undera fishing club members and Women’s Recreational Fishing league members were in attendance to support the relocation works which saw, 50 Yellowbelly released into Waranga Basin, and 42 Yellowbelly and 2 cod finding new homes in the Goulburn River at Nagambie.