Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report

Corio Bay

The weather has been far from favourable this past week and has certainly made it difficult to venture out for a fish but to anglers putting in the hard work they are landing some nice fish. The Geelong waterfront has been a popular location for landbased anglers getting stuck into a variety of species especially the pinkie snapper. This time of year is a great time of year to get in here and get amongst the action as the fish come in close to all the structures. The best time to go is unfortunately when it’s at its windiest as the chop and waves stir up all the food driving the fish into a feeding frenzy. Other than the snapper you can expect to catch salmon, flathead, trevally and snook.


Outer Harbour

Moving to the outer harbour and the whiting fishing just seems to be getting better and better with more fish being caught and at a better size! Anglers have been finding most their fish along the Curlewis bank in 4 metres of water and fishing the stronger tides has certainly helped land more fish. Anglers have been finding bag limit captures on offer and fish to 45cm, no better place in the reigon to chase a whiting at the moment.


Moorabool Reservoir

Inland has had some great fishing on offer this week with West Barwon Reservoir producing some great captures of Brown Trout. Anglers casting the bank with shallow running jerkbaits have been having great sucsess with fish to 5lb swimming about. OSP bent Minnows are another great lure and well worth throwing around early in the morning or late in the afternoon.


Crater Lakes

The Crater Lakes continue to fish very well for anglers with all species of fish on offer biting! Flatline trolling remains the most popular technique to tangle with the fish and also casting lures amongst the edge of weed beds (Lake Purrumbete). Daiwa Double Clutches and Tassie Devils are a classic for these lakes. Bait fishing during the day on the bottom with pilchard fillets and plenty of burley in the water has been accounting for plenty of Chinook salmon also.


Delatite River

The High Country Streams are still fishing very well for Brown and Rainbow trout. Mansfield is a fantastic spot to have a crack with loads of fish on offer and with trout season nearing closure it’s a good time to get up there and have a crack.


Goulburn River


It’s been a quiet week of fishing around Shepparton with the water temps continuing to drop. We have had a couple of reports of some cod being caught on bait amongst a lot of carp but it’s been hard going. We are getting more reports of Crays being caught on hooks while bait fishing for cod so it could be a bumper cray season once the weather fully cools off. The main river has been tough but there have been some positive reports from Nagambie Lake and also the river just upstream of it. Cod are being caught on the troll with some measuring in at 70cms. Stumpjumpers and Codgers are working well with gold, pink and bright greens working well. 



Waranga Basin


There has been a consistent pattern at Waranga lately and that’s fish the edges early and move deeper as the day gets longer. Early morning casting Jerkbaits, small divers and plastics around the edges is seeing plenty of fish caught. When you move deeper casting Chatterbaits, zx40 blades and mask vibes has been the best lures. Trolling in around 12/15ft with the small 10 or 15ft Codgers has been a great way to get a feed of Redfin with pink and greens coloured Codgers working best. If you can sit on a school vertically fishing a blade or ice jig has also been successful. Bait fishing with worms around the banks at Harriman’s has worked well both on the grassy side or the rocky area. 



Irrigation Channels 


The channels are on the draw down and this can be a difficult time to fish them with the water usually very dirty. It usually takes 1/2 weeks for the fishing to improve in the channels but there is still fish to be caught on the meantime. The fish will concentrate and hold to structure and the deeper pipes so target these areas.  Casting smaller square bills and Cranks around the bridges is always a great way to catch cod and Yellowbelly in the cooler months when the water is low. If you're fishing the pipes fish a lure you can get deep into them so a blade or spinnerbait will be your best bet. A slow hop of the blade or a slow roll of the Spinnerbait works best really focussing on keeping the lure close to the bottom. 



Shepparton Lake


Early morning trout bite is up and running in the Shepparton Lake with some nice fish being caught lately. Casting smaller 2 inch plastics has been the best way to target these trout with a slow roll being the best technique. There is a great range of smaller plastics in our Shepparton store with the Keitech’s and strike tigers working best. If you're finding your getting too much weed on your plastic you may been to downsize your jig head weight or hook size. Small Rapalas have also been a successful way of catching trout and also Redfin in the lake. Bait fishing with worms or powerbait has been productive also this week with some nice fosh reported with the standard hot spots working well. The grass hill and both boat ramps just seem to hold plenty of fish so these are the areas we would concentrate on.