Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report

Corio Bay

The fishing options this past week have been plentiful with Inshore, Offshore and Freshwater fishing really well. Inside the bay has still got a great share of species on offer for anglers with land based fishos picking up some nice fish. Pinky Snapper, Flathead and Australian Salmon have all been quite prolific especially around the Geelong Waterfront. Anglers dropping baits such as Bluebait, Squid and pipis have all been getting fish and so too has soft plastics. Gulp Turtleback worms have been a standout (as usual) and 4inch Minnows have also been accounting for a good share of fish.


Outer Harbour

Moving to the outer harbour and King George Whiting Still remain on the chew on the northern side of the bay towards bird rock with reports of anglers picking up some fantastic fish over that way and seeming to be holding in good numbers too! Again Squid and pipis are the standout baits for this area, having some burley in the water too will help get the fish to you and hold them there. There have also been quite a few squid holding in this area too. Size 3.0 Jigs in Natural Colours are going to get the job done in there.



Offshore Barwon Heads still has a good Tuna bite on at the moment, the hype behind it all has slowed down a little but there is still plenty of fish on offer. Anglers trolling skirts with spreader bars and diving lures are picking up plenty and of course during the poppers have been a standout again. Fish have been ranging anywhere from 10-20kg and sure to be some fish bigger getting about too.


Wurdi Buloc

Wurdi Buloc has been a bit of a hotspot this week with Redfin well on the chew and anglers have been having a blast getting stuck into plenty of fish and some decent ones coming through too. Spinners, Soft Plastics, Chatter baits and hardbody lures have all been getting eaten. Also been a few trout on the go too, shallow running jerk baits and spoons have been doing the damage on them.


Goulburn River 


There have been some amazing reports from the Goulburn this past week with trolling in the heart of Shepparton standing out. 2 solid fish have been reported just upstream of the boat ramp in the 70/80cm range. Trolling stumpjumpers and Codgers has been the best way to chase those bigger fish. A lot of the areas are not the standard snaggy cod spots some great fish have been caught trolling straight banks with limited snags. Cod are still chewing on surface lures with the Trellys pompadour (black & orange) working well. A technique that has worked well this past week has been casting the pompadour tight to structure and just shake the rod tip. Imagine a big moth buzzing on the top, do this for 10/15 seconds then just a slow roll back to the boat. Sometimes the cod will smash the lure within 2/3 seconds but sometimes you need to do it for a longer period of time. Bait fishing reports have been dominated by carp with a heap of families heading down with some worms and getting their kids 10/15 carp in a session. 



Kialla Lakes 


The water quality has not been great at Kialla this past month but as the water clears up from the Blue Green Algae bloom, we should still see some amazing fishing in the lake. March is usually the best time of the year to fish Kialla and all the usually techniques should work.Slow rolling small chatterbaits, beetle spin rigged plastics and small crank baits will all work. Football jigs in the trees is now a great way to target Yellowbelly in the lake, it can be a slow way to fish but the bite is great and can be a deadly way to target the fish especially when they have been pressured by a lot of other lures. 




Irrigation Channels 


There has been some big Yellowbelly caught this past week in the irrigation channels around the basin. Both channels leading in and out of the basin have been prominent in our reports this week.Casting small Spinnerbaits and blades has been best for those lure fishing with worms and yabbies the best baits. The channels around shepp east have also produced some good fish this week with some nice cod caught off bridge pylons on 4inch Keitech’s rigged with a beetle spin on a 7gr Bassman jig head. Slow rolling or on the drop has been the best way to target these fish on the bridges. 



Lake Eildon 


We have been getting consistent reports these past weeks with some nice cod being caught during the day and also low light periods. Big Spinnerbaits and trolling hardbodies during the day have worked great for cod. During low light times casting big surface lures and swimbaits around the edges in small bays has been great. Plenty of fish around 80/100cms have been reported which has been great to see Other techniques that have been working at Eildon has been grubbing trees and casting jackals at points for Yellowbelly. Redfin have been caught higher up in the flooded tree tops or around the freshly flooded green trees with some good Redfin being caught off the bank with worms.