Trellys Fishing Report

Trellys Fishing Report


Corio Bay

The weather is certainty making it difficult for anglers to get out and unfortunately making fishing quite limited to most fishos. Some locations have really fired up with the rough conditions include the Geelong Waterfront, Lineburners Point, St Helens and North Shore. The fish come in close on an evening with the high seas   chasing a feed of all the bait that is being stirred around putting them in a feeding frenzy. Anglers are picking up plenty of Pinky snapper fishing with baits such as pilchards and squid with a few bigger fish coming along to 4kg. Mainly fishing the evening and with an incoming tide has been the most productive times and when the bigger fish have been on the chew.


Outer Harbour

The outer harbour has still had some great whiting reports come through with anglers still landing lots of fish with most averaging around high 30s, again with fish to mid 40s. Again anglers with fresh squid and pipis for bait are picking up lots of fish and the whole Curlewis bank is holding fish.


Barwon River

 The Barwon Estuary has been a popular location for anglers this past week trying to escape the wild conditions with a variety of species on the chew including Silver Trevally, Salmon, Bream, Eps and a few guys chasing Mulloway. We haven’t heard any “official” reports as of yet but there is a bit of hype and talk about it lately so could be well worth a look. The Thunderbolt is a fantastic area to have a look for one if you were hoping to tangle with one or for any of the other species for that matter.


Surf Beaches

The surf beaches along the coast are starting to fire up with Australian Salmon and Gummy sharks starting to patrol the gutters. Anglers fishing with bluebait and pilchards are picking up plenty of fish as well as metal lures. Ranging in size between 20-60grams are working well. Gummy Sharks are about at night with anglers fishing with fresh squid or better yet, fresh salmon they caught earlier. Paternoster rigs are working well to keep your bait off the bottom from the crabs. Black Magic Long Reach Rigs are perfect for this style of fishing.


Kialla lakes 


The bite has slowed down now the cooler weather has set in but we are still getting reports from the lake. The 4/5 fish sessions are now the 1/2 fish a session reports which is great to see fish still being caught. Fishing shallow in the mornings or evenings with small jerkbaits and bent minnows has been a productive way to chase both Yellowbelly and Redfin. Those fishing during the day have reported fish by Casting ZX40 blades and small Spinnerbaits out deeper. Bait fishing with worms on the drop off edge or around the willow trees has also been a great way to catch Redfin with also a couple of silver perch reported as well. 



Shepparton Lake


This is prime time for the Shepparton Lake with the cooler months being the best time to chase both trout and Redfin. Floating worms or power baits has been working well this past week with finding a clear stretch of water with weed edge or a pocket without weed being great target areas to float your baits. Casting small spinners and strike tiger soft plastics around the same areas have also been a great way to chase the stocked trout. 



Goulburn River


The Native fishing has slowed right up in the Goulburn River but we have received some early season cray reports with some rippers being caught on opening night. The deeper bends in Shepparton has produced Crays in the past with Murchison also being a hot spot for those chasing a cray. Carp are still very active on baits with worms and chicken working best for those who are just keen to catch a fish regardless of the species.  



Lake Eildon 


The trout have been very active at Eildon lately with some crackers being caught trolling Tassie Devils around the Goughs Bay Area.We are now getting more big winter cod reports from Eildon with the key being to locate the fish with live sonar. From there flip out some bigger baits and really concentrate your time on the fish. We understand not everyone has live sonar so concentrate your fishing around the banks that have some deep drop offs and some shallow timber covered banks nearby. Sometimes the big fish can be deep and move into the shallows to feed so throwing some big lures around these areas may just see you get that fish of a lifetime.