Report 5/8/16

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 5/8/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:48 pm

Corio Bay
Anglers keen enough to venture out, discovered a wide variety of fish on the chew.

Inside Corio Bay anglers moving in tight around structure and casting soft plastics had little difficulty boating pinkie snapper and flathead to 45cm. Over at Stingray Bay spoil grounds the odd whiting was still on the bite for anglers fishing pippie as bait.

Clifton Springs
Just around the corner Clifton Springs was an excellent choice for anglers with whiting & squid in plentiful numbers. Monday morning I made a start drifting over the shallow grass beds in 3 meters of water where squid were holding in fantastic numbers. Casting size 3 jigs in white colouration resulted in squid to almost 1kg in weight. Those fishing further out in 6 to 7 meters of water took whiting to 40cm in length both pippie and tenderized squid worked well.

Queenscliff Harbour gave land based anglers access to squid. Casting small 2.5 sized jigs inside the Harbour enticed squid on the slower running tides. Anglers fishing the main cut also took silver trevally and the odd whiting to 40cm.

Barwon Estuary
The Barwon Estuary gave shelter on the more rugged weathered days allowing anglers keen on wetting a line an option. Small Australian Salmon, trevally, mullet and whiting were intent on devouring baits such as prawn, pippie and squid.

Surf Coast
Surf beaches were another option last week for anglers chasing some faster paced action. Large schools of Australian Salmon gathered and were keen to hit metal lures cast out from the sand. The run in tide was more favourable for both anglers fishing the beach and rocks. Bait fishing into the night is resulting in the odd gummy shark with fresh squid and salmon the most desired baits.

Portland and Port Fairy still saw attention from anglers seeking tuna and with good cause too. Tuna are schooling in 55-65 meters of water straight south of Port Fairy. With the weather still yet to settle trolling has been the most effective method.

South West Vic
Back down the South West Andrew Orchard was successful in landing a well-conditioned estuary perch of 50cm on Tuesday afternoon. Andrew’s Daiwa spike lure was engulfed by the trophy perch.

Bullen Merri / Purrumbete
Freshwater fisho’s are still finding the a few trout out of Bullen Merri and Purrumbete trolling at first light with Daiwa Double Clutches & Tassie devils doing the trick. At time keen anglers casting along the east bank at Purrumbete have crossed paths with a brown trout to 2.5kg.

Barwon River
Locally the Barwon River is a hot spot for carp to 6kg. Breakwater through to Queenspark is a great place to start.

Next Week
Next Week let’s hope the weather improves, which should see anglers seeking a tuna head out of Port Fairy. Surf fishing is well worth the time at present with salmon for those casting lures and gummy shark for angler’s fishing into the night. Clifton Springs should remain a squid hot spot over the next week. If freshwater is your thing don’t forget about the humble carp as with all the recent rain it has really steered things up.

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