Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report

Corio Bay

The snapper bite inside the bay is still going strong despite the average weather. The outer harbour is still remaining the current hot spot with anglers finding fish to 5kg in weight. The Snapper are more than willing to snatch up a variety of baits and soft plastics with. 4-5 inch soft plastics have been a standout for anglers with Natural and Bright colours both working very well, the key factor when casting plastics is to keep on the drift as it allows you to cover more ground and find the feeding fish. Regardless of soft plastics or bait fishing the best bite times have been around the tide changes, ideally if you can fish an hour either side of one that will give you your best chance at success.


Offshore Barwon Heads

Offshore has been on fire with snapper this past week with lots of reports coming through of boats landing fantastic numbers of fish to over 4kg. Drifting in 50m of water out the back of the rip has been holding the better numbers of fish, Gone fishing charters have been right among the thick of it getting their clients on large numbers of fish with all going home with a serious feed. There have also been a few sightings of Tuna and Kingfish over the past few weeks with some anglers picking a few up, well worth taking a few stick baits out there next time you head offshore!


Stoney Creek Reservoir

Stoney Creek Reservoir has been on fire with Redfin with some great fishing on offer. Redfin to over 40cm have been in good numbers along with heaps between 25 – 35cm. Casting 3 inch soft plastics from the main rock wall has been a lethal tactic as of late, once you have caught one it’s well worth working that area hard as they’re a schooling fish and quite likely to get one nearly every cast.


Crater Lakes

Lake Bullen Merri has had a hot bite since they have fixed up the ramp with Trout (rainbow, Brown, Tiger) and Chinook salmon all on the chew. Casting lures into the shallower parts of the lake on an early morning or late arvo has been producing plenty of fish and trolling during the day. Rapala F7s and Tassie Devils are perfect for fishing here.



Goulburn River 


We are now starting to receive plenty of reports from the Goulburn River now the river is becoming more accessible. Reports of some nice sized cod being caught around the Nagambie region as well as around Murchison with Spinnerbaits in darker colours working well. Reports have been coming in that Bardi grubs and cheese has been the bait of choice up stream of Shepparton. In the heart of Shepparton there has been some solid amounts of fish caught mostly smaller fish but there have been some legal Cod and Yellowbelly amongst the smaller ones.yabbies, scrub worms and chicken has been the baits of choice this week for those fishing from the bank. Casting single bladed Spinnerbaits and surface lures behind aquamoves and down towards Jordan’s bend has been a great way to chase cod for those casting lures out of a boat or off the bank. 



Broken River 


The top water bite is starting to fire with many more reports coming in this week. Pompadours and codger surface walkers have been the Lures of choice with the waters downstream of both weirs producing plenty of cod. Smaller Spinnerbaits and also Balista Dynos have been working well during daylight hours or in tandem with surface fishing. Sometimes casting a different lure in after a surface lure can produce a bite especially after you get a boof off the top. Bait fishing with worms or shrimp has been producing Yellowbelly, cod and carp this week with plenty of Legals being caught around Broken River drive, Both weirs and also up around Benalla.



Lake Eppalock 


We are still getting heaps of report of good numbers of fish being caught at Eppalock. Bait fishing from the banks has been the most productive method with high numbers of Redfin and some big Yellowbelly reported. Worms, yabby tails and shrimp has been the best baits with wind-blown banks producing the goods. It can be a little harder to fish but the wind-blown banks will have a heap of activity with fish coming in to feed.



Lake Eildon 


Big cod and big yellas is what we have been hearing this week at Eildon. It’s felt very much like spring this past week with some mixed weather hot, cold, wet and windy.This strange summer weather hasn’t turned off the fish if anything it’s fired them up with a hand full of meter plus cod reported and some Yellowbelly up to 63cms caught. There has been no stand out location on the lake but if you're looking for warmer water then the Bonnie Doon end would be the spot. Fishing the edges with Spinnerbaits and surface lures has been the best methods for targeting cod with tn70 jackals working in the deeper water on the Yellowbelly. Bait fishing from the banks and trees are still producing plenty of Redfin and Yellowbelly. 



Lake Mulwala 

It’s been a mixed bag of reports for Mulwala this past week with some nice cod being caught but plenty of doughnuts amongst those reports. Spinnerbaits around Majors and hogans ramps has been a great way to chase cod so has live sonar with swimbaits on the flats. There is still some weed around and some newly moved or fallen timber since the drawdown and floods so make sure you become accustomed to the conditions as things may have changed in your favourite spots. There has been some Reports of legal sized cod being caught from those Bait fishing up around Bundalong or along the Mulwala foreshore. 



Blue Rock Dam 

It’s been a while since we have reported on Blue Rock Dam but leading into the holidays, we have been getting a few more reports and interest in the Dam. Fishing the edges with beetle spin rigged plastics and blades has been a great tactic fishing for bass and Redfin. Top water on almost any edge or snag in low light periods has been great fun with small cicadas working well. The surface bite can be crazy at blue rock with 30/40 fish not uncommon in a low light session. Football jigs and chatterbaits in the timber in the 5knot zone has been another good method chasing bass but make sure you tighten the drag up as they know where the trees are and play dirty around them.