Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report


Corio Bay

Landbased anglers this week have been getting stuck into some great fishing especially around the Geelong waterfront with Pinkie snapper, flathead, salmon and Snotty Trevalla. Casting soft plastics around the structure has been holding lots of fish with the standout lures being turtleback worms, 3-4 inch flick bait style lures and paddle tails. Trellys Geelong’s newest crew member Stefan Uzur has been getting stuck amongst plenty of pinkies fishing the late arvo with soft plastics landing fish to 50cm and unfortunately missing a few much bigger. Cunningham pier has been his main spot where he is finding the fish.


Outer Harbour

Moving to the outer harbour seems to have an abundance of nice eating size flathead with angles picking them up with both bait and soft plastics. The spoil grounds has been a productive location to target them as well as on the edge of the mussel farms. Calamari have been very hot and cold this past week. By that you could be fishing for hours not finding a single squid but when you do they have been holding together in BIG numbers and some quality size ones amongst them too. King George Whiting have been yet again this week a hot species to target this week and again with great reports of numbers and size fish available. Anglers fishing the faster water and bigger tides are finding the better success with squid working an absolute treat. Quality burley like Gotcha Whiting pellets has been helping anglers land more fish.



West Coast

The West Coast has had some very average weather this past week making it hard to get offshore and chase the tuna but some anglers managing to find breaks in weather are getting amongst some great action. Apollo Bay has been a popular location and in particular Blanket Bay with the school tuna holding in great numbers and eating a whole variety of lures from skirts to divers and topwater lures. Gone Fishing Charters is still getting amongst some fish down at Portland and also plenty of Albacore too which is cool to see. Still some barrels being caught but as mentioned the weather has made it tricky to get out.


Goulburn River


It’s been a week of bait fishing reports this week from the Goulburn with good numbers of fish being caught on worms, grubs and Trellys chicken baits. Legal sized Cod and Yellowbelly have been reported around Nagambie & Murchison with the fishing in the heart of Shepparton slowing down a little this week. The CrayFish have started to become more active with some reports of Crays taking plenty of bait or even holding onto the hook as you reel in to check your baits. Hopefully we have a few more crayfish reports in weeks to come once we get a few frosty mornings.  Those lure fishing have had some luck trolling stumpjumpers, old mates and medium sized Codgers with bright colours working best. Casting Spinnerbaits around Arcadia has also been a successful method with the fish hitting them on the drop more than the retrieve. 



Kialla Lakes

It’s been a week of Redfin reports from Kialla this past week with some nice fish caught in the main lake.  Zx40 blades on a slow roll have worked well out deeper with jerk-baits working well on the edges. The jerk-bait bite has been best with the pause being super important.  A great way to catch them is casting up super shallow and almost fishing horizontal to the bank and just let your lure sit. Once you have waited for the ripples to disappear you can gently tap the slack line with the tip to get your jerk-bait to move. It’s alike there Redfin are sitting there waiting for it to move. Bait fishing around the willows and sandbars has been a successful method this week with Catfish, Redfin and carp all reported. 



Waranga Basin


The fishing has been great at Waranga with plenty of numbers reported. Trolling has been the stand out this week with shallow diving lures working best in the early morning around the 6/8ft and as the sun gets up many have been moving out to the 15/20ft range. White, pink, orange and greens have all been featured in popular lure colours lately for Waranga basin. Bait fishing from the bank is still a great way to chase Redfin with plenty of small fish being caught this way but there has been some quality caught amongst these smaller fish. Floating a bunch of worms on the grassy banks or around submerged trees has been the best ways to chase a Redfin from the bank lately with some fish being caught bottom bouncing worms.