Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report

Corio Bay

The snapper season is quickly starting to fire up with more and reports coming in every day? Both day and night are producing fish to over 8kg with bait fishing has been the most productive. Anglers fishing the tide change both in the outer and inner harbour. Fishing with baits such as pilchards, Silver Whiting, squid and any fresh cut baits have all been working very well, a consistent burley trail of pellets and pilchard cubes are a must when targeting them.


The Outer Harbour

The Outer Harbour is holding good numbers of Calamari in close from Hermsley right through to Portarlington. Anglers that are willing to move around and work to find a patch of them holding should have no issue in securing a bag, although the Calamari don’t seem to be big in size they sure do make up for it in numbers. Anglers casting soft plastics are also having some success landing Flathead, salmon and snook making up part a good feed and the other part some fantastic bait. Berkley Gulp Turtleback worms have yet again been the standout location.



Queenscliff Bight is certainty starting to fish better and better for the calamari with reports becoming more consistent and the average size is improving too. Fishing out in the ‘deep’ (10m) with the aid of additional weight to your jig has been accounting for a lot of squid. Yamashita TR Jigs have been a hot favorite. 




 Offshore Barwon Heads has still had a few Barrel Tuna reports come through with boats landing fish over 100kg, the bite has slowed down a bit but if last year is anything to go by they could fire up again hard soon. Trolling 8-10inch skirts have been lethal. Snapper and Gummy Shark reports still remain consistent and seeming to get better and better.


Wurdi Buloc

Wurdi Buloc and Stoney Creek Reservoir have both been producing some quality fishing as of late with trout and redfin out and about. Anglers casting from the rock walls are having their best success on spoons and soft plastics. Redfin to over 40cm have been reported and trout to over 4lb. A great option if we are hit with some average weather. 


Shepparton lake 


With the rivers hard to fish lately many locals have been targeting smaller waterways such as the Shepparton lake.There is still plenty of the school holiday stocked trout being caught on both bait and lures. Powerbaits and worms around the grass hill and boat ramps has been the best method with bait. Lure fishing with small divers and spinners has been working in the mornings or late afternoons.



Kialla lakes 

Yellowbelly are very active in the 2 main lakes at Kialla with plenty of reports now coming in. The main lake has fished best with worms about 6/8ft from the bank along the drop off ledge. Casting football jigs and soft plastics along the rock walls has worked for those lure fishing. Lake number 2 has fished better with the influx of water and targeting fish feeding around the weed banks has been best. Small Jerkbaits and worms have worked well with both Yellowbelly and Redfin reported this week. 



Lake Eppalock 


The fishing at Eppalock has been great this past week with plenty of reports of good sized Yellowbelly being caught. RMGs and Codgers has worked best for those trolling with no stand out depth being reported.  Casting TN60 jackals, Keitech easy shiners and ZX40s have also worked well for those chasing Yellowbelly and Redfin. Bait fishing has also been productive with good numbers of fish being caught off the bank with worms and small yabbies working well. 



Irrigation channels 


It’s been all about bridges this past week with a heap of reports of Yellowbelly being caught fishing bridge pylons with square bills and Spinnerbaits. A trick that has been working if you have 2 rods rigged or fishing with someone else is once you get a hit on a square bill you fire in a cast with the Spinnerbait as the fish maybe still in the area searching for the bait and having something at a different depth has worked. Bait fishing by drifting baits along the pylons has also worked this week with yabbies and scrub worms being productive.