Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report


Anglers making the most of some fantastic weather have wasted no time in getting stuck into the hot local action. Bluefin Tuna are still well on the chew across the coast with anglers finding large numbers of fish only a short drive from the heads. Anglers trolling skirted and diving lures have been finding plenty of fish along the 30 metre line, fish around 15kg have been prolific with plenty of reports of fish to over 25kg on offer. First light is proving to be a hot time to get fish with lots of reports of boats getting their fish early on, the afternoon is still producing fish to anglers casting top water lures into the schools of milling fish. Although can very frustrating to tempt, with persistence the rewards are certainly there! Kingfish are also in good numbers, plenty of rats but reports of bigger fish are still about. Anchoring up in 20 – 30 metres with a thick burley trail with have them swarming the boat everywhere and dropping back unweighted squid strips should result in plenty. Out deep in 70 metres still making plenty of noise with Mako sharks in great numbers. Find that nice clean blue water, let out a big burley trail and that should raise a few fish.


Corio Bay


Inside the bay is still offering some great fishing in the outer harbour, the spoil grounds are holding plenty of quality pinkie snapper, flathead and King George Whiting all snatching up soft plastics. Worm or baitfish plastics are standouts for this area. Be sure to keep on the drift as you will cover more area. The channel is producing snapper to anglers putting in the hours with some anglers landing fish to 6kg. Bait fishing with pilchards, silver whiting and squid has been doing the damage.


Bellarine Peninsula


Around to St Leonards and Queenscliff is fishing very well for whiting and squid, The whiting are biting best on the grass beds with the faster moving water. Baits such as pipi and squid is proving irresistible, bag limit captures are on offer with fish to over 40cm well and truly in the area. Squid are still going good on the grass and in the bight, fishing the slack water with size 3.5 jigs is the way to go when chasing them in this area.


Goulburn River


We have still been receiving plenty of report from the Goulburn River this past week with some reports of 10/12 cod being caught in a session. Casting or trolling 15ft old mates has been a constant reported method lately with lures with greens and purples being the stand out colours. Bait fishing around the rocky bank near Aqua moves has resulted in some nice Yellowbelly with scrub worms working best. Fishing towards Toolamba & Murchison is still a very popular location in the Goulburn with consistent reports coming from that area. 



Broken River 

The surface bite has been amazing this past week in the Broken River with both Benalla and Shepparton residents providing plenty of reports. Codger surface walkers and the black and orange pompadours have produced some good this this season with fish up to 75cms reported This week alone. Bait fishing down stream of both weird has been a great way to get high numbers of fish with plenty of carp, cod and Yellowbelly being caught on scrub worms, chicken and cheese. 



Craigmuir lake


We are starting to get a few more reports from The small suburban lake just outside of Mooroopna. Kayaking is the best way to fish the lake with plenty of weed around the edges making it tricking at times from the bank. Rigging either 3 inch Keitech’s or the small strike soft plastics weedless has been the stand out way to fish in Craigmuir with Redfin and Yellowbelly being caught mostly in the evenings. With plenty of weed bait fishing can be tricky but floating night crawlers on in the little pockets of clear water can be a great way to chase fish out bait in the lake. 



Waranga Basin


There is still plenty of boats on the water at Waranga with everyone seeming to be fishing differently and still catching fish. Some boats are opting to anchor near the yellow markers at Harriman’s and bait fish with worms, others are sitting deeper off points. Both ways have produced plenty of Redfin and the off Yellowbelly. This targeting fish on lures have been catching Redfin casting in around 5ft of water with small chatterbaits, 2inch plastics or small cranks. Trolling the 15ft Codgers in pink has worked well on the banks opposite Harriman’s and along the rock back. Depths between 12/16ft seem to be hot spots but it’s not uncommon for the fosh to be caught deeper on The Crazy Deep lures. When the weather is good the basin is still a great option for the kids with the ability to catch fish on bait or lures off the bank.