Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report

Lakers Cutting

Big Bream have been in hot form down at Lakers Cutting this week with anglers landing some fantastic Bream from the shore. Fish to over 45cm have been taken and in pretty good numbers. Berkley Powerbait Nemisis 3” in camo and Cappuccino have proved to be lethal at the moment, Berkley 50mm Shimma Shrimps have also been working well. To give anglers the extra edge rubbing gulp scent on lures has been helping get those extra bites. If lures aren’t your thing then using unweighted live scrub worms or freshwater yabbies are insane baits to run, bream can’t resist!


Corio Bay

Inside the bay the Snapper Reports are still coming through with the season starting to really take form with anglers landing some cracking fish. The outer harbour towards Portarlington has definitely been the one of the maor hot spots aswell as the bend of the channel out front of Clifton Springs. Fishing on a tide change has been really proving the point of difference with sucsess with most reports of captures coming an hour or so either side of the tide change. Pilchards, Squid and Silver Whiting have all been productive baits.


Bellarine Peninsula

Clifton Springs right through to Queenscliff has still been fishing very well for Calamari with reports coming in nearly daily with boats and anglers having great success. Clifton Springs does seem to be much more consistent whereas Queenscliff seems to have the big ones so take your pick to what you would rather target. Majorcraft Jigs have been a hot favourite this past week with purple coloured jigs working very well.


Offshore Barwon Heads

The bottom fish bite offshore Barwon Heads is showing no sign of slowing down wht anglers managing to find a small window in the weather have been heading out and getting stuck into Gummy Sharks to over 15kg and Snapper to 6kg. Either on anchor or drifting the 60 metre line has been very productive.



Portland has had a hot Barrel tuna bite down there over the past week with reports of fish to over 100kg being taken on skirted lures just off Cape Nelson. The weather over the weekend doesn’t look to great but if it clears up next week it is definitely worth the drive down if you’re itching to get one more run before the seasons end.


Goulburn & Broken Rivers 

Yet again we have seen both the Goulburn & Broken rivers in flood the past week. The flood waters are slowly residing but it’s still unknown when fishing with be back on the agenda in these rivers especially around Shepparton. We are still getting the odd street fishing report come in and it’s great to see some local’s spirits are still high in these tough times.



Irrigation Channels 


The channels have been full of life this past week with a lot more locals choosing to head out to the main eastern to get there fishing fix in. We have had reports of Yellowbelly being caught around Shepparton East and Arcadia on both lures and bait. The usual lures are working such as blades, Spinnerbaits and lipless crank baits. Bait fishing has been best fishing around the edges with lightly weighted scrub worms or night crawlers.



Lake Eildon 


There have been some promising reports coming out of Eildon this week with Redfin starting to become active on the trees. Slow rolling black gulp grubs or bobbing yabbies has worked best for those reporting back to us. The water temps are still down which has pushed back the usually spring time Yellowbelly bite. There is the odd report of Yellowbelly being caught by those targeting wind-blown points casting blades and soft plastics. Trolling this week has resulted in some nice cod with Codgers & Old Mates working well. The cod have been in the 60/80cm range with not many meter plus fish reported lately even by those chasing them on love sonar. 



Lake Eppalock 


There has been some fish reported this week at Eppalock but mostly land based captures. Scrub worms have been the best bait for Those chasing both Yellowbelly and Redfin. Those casting lures off the bank have been using soft plastics rigged with a beetle spin or a zx40 blade. There has been a couple of boats on the water reporting back but captures on the troll or fishing points has been limited. Once the weather picks up, we expect to see plenty more reports of Yellowbelly and Redfin being caught. 


Waranga Basin 

It’s pretty much been locals fishing the basin of late with some access issues due to the floods. The water isn’t as clean as usual but the fishing has been consistent. Schools of Redfin have been located regularly with some reporting 30/40 fish being caught in a session on both bait and lures. Trolling has been a good method around Harriman’s and out the front of the Caravan Park. The fish are also feeding in the shallows on baits with small yabbies working as well as night crawlers.