Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report

Corio Bay

The local fishing this past week has been quite interesting to say the least with reports of Yellow Tail Kingfish being caught inside Corio Bay, Yes you read that correct! Kings have been sighted and landed off Cunningham Pier with anglers getting arguably the surprise and fight of their fishing life hooking into these hard fighting thugs on light tackle. Anglers have been picking them up on pilchards and squid but Im sure if you head down there and throw a few lures around they will snatch them up! Other anglers have been picking up plenty of other species like pinky snapper, flathead and silver trevally.


Outer Harbour

The northern side of the bay up around Avalon and bird rock has been fishing really well for King George Whiting with anglers landing near bag limit captures of fish and some fish to over 40cm. Fresh squid and pipis are dominating the reports this week and yet again soft plastics in a worm profile have been picking up plenty of fish also. Snapper in the outer harbour have been chewing pretty good also with reports of fish to 5kg being landed. Fishing the tide change with silver whiting, pilchards and squid have been picking up fish. The channel off Clifton Springs has been one of the many hot spots as well as the spoil grounds. Again soft plastics have been picking fish up also.



Offshore has seen the tuna bite really fire up with boats and anglers really getting stuck into the action landing lots of Bluefin tuna all day and on various tactics. Anglers trolling earlier in the morning are picking up fish with divers and skirts assist with a spreader bar and as the day goes on casting lures into the schools of fish has been lethal to say the least. Poppers and sinking stickbaits have been working a treat with fish ranging in size anywhere from 10 right up to over 20kg. There has still been a few Kingfish reports come through but after the big swells the water has dirtied up a little made the fishing a little tough but after some days like what we’re getting it should clear up shortly.


Barwon River

The Barwon River saw some fantastic fishing this week with Perch, Carp, Redfin, Yellowbelly and Bass all on the chew! Anglers casting 3-4inch paddletail soft plastics with a jig spinner have been picking up plenty of fish and is what has been getting those rare natives. Worms have been a liable bait and the humble corn has been getting the job done on carp.



Goulburn River


The river heights were low this past week around Shepparton but it didn’t turn off the fish. There have been some reports of cod over a meter being caught lately around Arcadia and in the heart of Shepparton. Caring big Spinnerbaits or Balista Tremor's seems to be the go-to for the bigger fish of late. Bait fishing has also been a great pass time and reports that we have received all seem positive. Bardi Grubs and cheese are working well for cod around Murchison and Toolamba with shrimp and worms working for Yellowbelly in Shepparton. 



Broken River 


Reports keep coming in from the Broken River with fish being caught around Benalla, Naglinga and around the junction. Fishing from a kayak seems to be a great way to access the fish in the broken especially in the area that are too hard to get to via the bank. A great way to chase cod this week has been casting small divers or trolling them in small runs. Weedless fish traps and TN60s with single hooks have also been a great way to chase both cod and Yellowbelly especially around Benalla.Bait fishing with worms and shrimp seems to be the best around the junction and around broken river drive area.  




Waranga Basin


Think bright lures at the basin with the fish reactivating positive to bright pinks, fluoro greens or even whites of late. Soft plastics rigged with a beetle spin is working great from both the bank and boat with the shallow water fishing the best at sun up or sun down. Trolling Codgers in around 15ft seems to be the magic mark this week with some grey fish reported as well as some double hook ups long the way.Bait fishing has been a little quiet this past week but we have seen the odd report off the bank with night crawlers working in the evenings.  



Lake Eildon


There is plenty of cod on the bite at Eildon with the cold snap last week surprisingly setting plenty of fish off.  Bait fishing from the bank or up shallow bays worked well with cheese the best baits. Trolling round structure or points also resulted in some legal sized fish with size 1 stumpjumpers working best.  One report we come across was some cod being caught at Jerusalem Creek Marina off the back off one of the boatels on a chunk of sausage. It’s not only cod being caught this past week but there has also been plenty of Redfin in the trees. These fish have been caught on both gulps slow rolling up the trunks or worms drifted down the trunk. There has also been the odd Yellowbelly caught using these methods especially with the gulps.