April 21, 2021
Fishing and Boating news.
DELWP Goulburn to Murray Water trading information Session
Wednesday 28th of April 4.30-6.30pm
Trellys Outdoor Shepparton
209 Corio St, Shepparton.
Over the weekend there were some great Trout caught out of Lake Victoria thanks to Victorian Fisheries and their Vicfish Kids program. Over 150 Kids took part in the program on the weekend with more than 100 Rainbow Trout caught including some stonking ex broodstock Trout like this one that Declan landed on a Scrub Worm.
The Goulburn river around Shepparton has been a bit slow lately with bait being the best method. Trellys Chicken Bites have accounted for a few mid sized Cod around the Boulevard and up to Bunbartha. There have been some great Cod and Yellowbelly getting around Murchison mostly on bait. Chicken and Scrubbies have been the best baits recently with a few also getting caught on cheese. Brad has been getting some good numbers of fish on bait recently including this great Cod he caught on a Scrubbie in Murchison.
Seymour has been fishing ok over the past week with a few Redfin getting caught on worms along with some small Cod getting caught on Yabbies and Chicken. Some of the small streams around Seymour hold some nice Trout and excellent Macquarie Perch. Peter from Seymour spent a day last week casting lures in one of the Streams around Seymour and landed this great sized Macquarie perch.
Over the last week of the school holidays there were some nice fish caught out of Barmah on both bait and lures. The best baits for the area were Chicken, Yabbies, Cheese and scrubbies. There were still a lot of small Trout Cod getting caught but some good numbers of mid sized Murray Cod were amongst them. Surface lures in the morning have also been accounting for some great Cod with a few larger fish over the metre mark getting caught off the top on big surface lures like Coddog Paddlers and Balista Tremors with the Paddler bib. Josh Caught this 118cm Cod from the bank while casting a big Surface lure.
Lake Eildon has been fishing well recently for most species. Trout have been going well around Bonnie Doon while trolling Tassie Devils and Small hardbodies. There have also been some good Trout getting caught in the big river arm while trolling tassie Devils. Redfin are mostly being caught around Bonnie doon and in the Delatite arm on baits like shrimp and worms while fishing the trees. Yellowbelly have been a bit harder to get but the Delatite arm seems to be the best part to target them lately especially on some of the slightly warmer and sunnier days. Murray Cod are being caught in the Main Arm, Jerusalem Creek and Goulburn arm while trolling 15ft divers along the edges and casting big spinnerbaits towards some of the rocky points. Large swimbaits and soft plastics have also been successful in landing some of the bigger fish which are starting to get on a lot of people's minds coming into the winter swimbait season. Nick caught this chunky Eildon Cod that went 99cm on the weekend at Eildon.
Lake Hume is still the best Lake in the state if You’re looking for a good feed of Redfin. Along with huge numbers of fish getting caught they are also mostly good sized which is allowing plenty of anglers to fill their freezers with this awesome eating fish. Trolling Rmg Poltergeists in the extra deep diver has been the best way of finding fish with the Trellys white colour going really well. Once a good school of Redfin is located bait fishing with Shrimp and working plastics like the Bait Junkie Minnows around the school has been the best way of getting onto great numbers of fish.
The Murray River in Swan Hill has had some nice fish caught out of it over the last couple of weeks. Bait fishing with big yabbies and Chicken is a great way of getting onto some nice fish when fishing from the bank. Trolling deeper divers like Stumpjumpers, 25ft Old mates and big Coddog divers have also been a great way of getting onto some good Murray Cod. Graham caught his new PB Murray Cod on the Weekend while trolling a Stumpjumper. This fish measured 96cm.
The Geelong Waterfront is alive at the moment with fish seeming to be everywhere! Australian Salmon are in large numbers right through the area, anglers fishing the many land based locations in the area are having no issue getting stuck into the action as the fish are working bait hard up against the structure. Thanks to the fish being super aggressive it’s quite easy to spot where they are holding as there is a scene of absolute carnage with salmon busting out of the water, baitfish jumping and birds diving in. Amongst the salmon bust ups there is still plenty of other species on offer such as pinkie snapper, flathead and trevally all holding around the structure and more than willing to snatch up a soft plastic as it goes past.
North Shore has had some solid reports of large pinkie snapper holding in tight to the rocks and other structure that is out there. Casting soft plastics or using baits like pilchard and squid have been doing the damage in landing fish to just over 60cm. There has also been some good Bream getting around in the same area, downsizing your tackle should get you a few bites from them guys too.
The King George Whiting fishing after this blow has been phenomenal along the peninsula at the moment, just as we were thinking it couldn’t really get much better its gone and done it. Hearing tonnes of reports from Clifton Springs, St Leonards and Queenscliff with all locations holding large numbers of fish and most fish pushing over 35cm. If you’re chasing a feed of fresh whiting then now is definitely the time.
Barwon River Estuary has been producing a good variety of fish along the front of the system from Barwon Heads bridge all the way to the sheep wash. Silver Trevally, Whiting, salmon and mullet have all been hanging around the system and all enjoying the same rig and bait which makes it a bit easier to bag a variety of fish. Lightly weighted running sinker rig with a bit of pipi has been irresistible to the fish in the system.
Lake Bullen Merri
Lake Bullen Merri continues to fish well for the local salmonoid’s in there with both Rainbow Trout and Chinook salmon biting well for most parts of the day. Flat line trolling first thing in the morning has been very productive for the Trout and bait fishing during the day for Chinook salmon has been going good too.
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