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On The Bite 30 Nov 2016

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Fishing Report 

With the weather on the improve so did anglers catch rates.

Clifton Springs 

Clifton Springs has quickly become a sort after location not just for the iconic snapper but the huge variety of species available to anglers all in the one outing. Down towards Hermlsly Rd and drifting slowly in 3-4 meters of water anglers had little difficulty bagging squid. Motoring just a few hundred meters out and dropping anchor, whiting where on the chew and responding well to fresh squid or pippies as bait. Tackleworld Geelong’s Michael Moore made a trip off Clifton Springs Monday morning and managed a nice mixed bag of pinkies, squid and flathead by fishing near the spoil ground off the Sands Caravan Park.

Port Phillip Bay 

Last weekend ANSA held a competition for the whole of Port Phillip Bay where a wide mix of species were weighed in. Flathead to 2.138kg, Snapper to 5.794kg among other species such as trevally, gummy shark and Australian Salmon.

Point Cook 

Plenty of squid holding in close. Heading further out snaper to 5kg are on the chew.
Whiting have also been taken between 4 and 7 meters of water.

Station Pier 

Station Pier has excellent snapper on the chew at present for those fishing baits. 

Indented Heads 

Barry Wood made another trip down Indented Heads where drifting in the deeper water he had no trouble in boating several nice sized flathead to 44cm.

Corio Bay 

Corio Bay gave soft plastic anglers the chance to bank pinkies to 50cm along with the odd flathead. Try and focus on area’s that have heavy structure in at least a few meters of water.


Down the road Queenscliff had some excellent fishing for Silver Trevally. Adam Van Der Lugt spent a few hours Sunday afternoon casting soft plastics in the harbour entrance where he found a hot bite with silver trevally & Australian salmon quickly latching onto almost any plastic put in their path.

Surf Coast 

Anglers taking a drive down the Surf Coast and spinning from the rock platforms have had little difficulty landing Australian Salmon, although the average size seems to be down the numbers of salmon sure make for a fast pace session.

Trent Schiller has been getting stuck into some quality bream using a drop bounce then drop style retrieve.  

Bullen Merri 

Bradley Cox arrived at Lake Bullen Merri early Saturday morning and started walking the lake margins casting lures. Bradley’s persistence paid off landing a chinook salmon of 65cm 5.02lb that put up an outstanding fight. Bradley also went on to land a few smaller model salmon that again had a liking to hard body lures. Of note there has been plenty of boils on the surface where salmon have been chasing up schools of minnow.

Lake Purrumbete 

Lake Purrumbete still had the odd large brown trout on the go for those slow trolling Daiwa double clutch lures along the East bank at first and last light.

Lake Elingamite 

Just down the road Lake Elingamite saw those trolling shallow diving hard body lures boat rainbow trout.

Wurdee Boluc 

Closer to home Michael Evans put in a few hours casting lures at Wurdee Boluc where he took a well-conditioned brown trout of 50cm using an ecogear powershad. Michael also managed to bank a 42cm redfin using a Norries Wasaby Spoon.

Barwon River 

A quick session after work chasing redfin resulted in this carp that engulfed Chris's soft plastic.

Lake Eildon

Still plenty of yellowbelly being caught, mainly around Bonnie Doon area, bait fishing being the best method with worms and yabbies working well. Spinnerbaits, Chatterbaits and Jackal T/N 60's in dark colours working best.
Some good cod around and over the magical metre mark on big surface lures such as Mudeye Snakes and Koolabung snakes doing the damage, big hard bodies also working well in the deeper water.
Plenty of Trout around most of the pondage, usual favorites, Rapala's and Tassie Devils working the best. Fly fisho's also catching plenty of fish.

Goulburn River

Thornton/Alexandra area's are producing the most fish that anyone has seen in a long time and a bigger average size, Both Browns and Rainbows on Tassie Devils and also Fly working the best.

Seymour/Nagambie still producing good numbers of Yellowbelly and Redfin in the lake, bait and lures working well. Bellow the weir and all the way to the junction on the Murray has been the standout for the last month, huge numbers of Yellowbelly being caught and plenty of big fish as well, mainly on worms, shrimp and yabbies, but medium hardbodies, vibes and spinnerbaits working well also. The River is near perfect for this Cod opening, seems to be a lot of excitement in the region with the prospect a good numbers of Cod for everyone to have a crack at this weekend. No need to travel too far this Cod opening as there are plenty of fish in the Goulburn Valley.

Waranga Basin

Water temperature has warmed up and so has the fishing, Redfin in good numbers in the deeper water, 20ft seems to be the depth and the odd big 60cm plus yellowbelly to test your light gear out on RMG 50 poltergiest in gold or red, and size 3 stumpjumpers, bobbing worms or yabbies once you have found the fish also works great.

Shepparton Region

Besides the river fishing awsome, the main eastern channel has been fishing well for yellowbelly and redfin with the occasional unstoppable freight train to keep you on your toes! Local lake consistent with, trout, yellowbelly and redfin on lures, size 3 stumpjumpers, pimples and westin swimbaits the choice. Most channels around Rushworth too Kyabram producing plenty of Redfin and Yellowbelly. Bait and Lures both working.

Lake Mulwala

Water clearing up perfectly for Cod Opening. Lots of yellowbelly being caught on lures with the early morning and late arvo fishers spotting plenty of big Cod smashing bugs etc off the surface around the trees, to get that heart racing. It is going to be a great Cod Opening on the lake and below the weir this season, very exciting!

Next Week 

Next Week, Clifton Springs is again going to be a hard option to go past. Freshwater fisho’s keep your eye on Wurdee Boluc and Lake Bullen Merri. With Cod opening on the 1st December, the Goulburn Valley region is going to be a highlight for the months ahead, great river conditions, plenty of fish a perfect weather is making for some cracker fishing days ahead.


Cod Opening Catalog 

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Snapper Comp

Ends today Wednesday 30/11/16

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