Fish still biting despite wintry blast

Adams feed from Wurdi Bulloc. (Supplied)

On the bite by Peri Stavropoulos

The windy and cold weather has definitely made it difficult to find motivation get out there for a fish, however to the keen angles out there there’s been some great fishing on offer.

The inner harbour of Corio Bay is still fishing very well for Australian salmon pinky snapper and silver trevally with land-based and boat anglers finding great numbers of fish. The salmon could be quite often spotted on the surface busting up terrorising small baked fish in the bay and quite often you’ll find a pink snapper sitting underneath it picking up the scraps. Berkley 3 inch power bait minnows have been a very popular lure yet again for both species of fish.

King George Whiting and calamari still continue to be extremely well right across of Bellarine Peninsula from Clifton Springs right through the Queenscliff all holding great numbers of fish. Yet again, like the whiting have been biting best on the tide, fresh Pipis or squid have been the go to bait and a bit of burley in the water has definitely been a key factor in a good success. Bag limit captures are on for offer with some quality fish amongst them with Fish exceeding over 42 cm.

Offshore Barwon Heads is still on fire with gummy sharks seem to be all over the place with a lot of reports coming through with some great fish on offer. Fishing on anchor or drifting has been very successful with Paternoster rigs and fresh salmon for bait you nearly can’t go wrong. Sharks to over 15 kg have been landed over the past week with plenty of by catch including quality tiger flooded and snapper. There have been a few reports of bluefin tuna hang out the front as well along to 70 meter Line so it’s well worth having a heavier rod and reel in a couple Lures on the boat if you’re heading out any time soon.

The west coast from Portland through to Port MacDonnell is still continuing to produce some fantastic bluefin tuna fishing. School tuna have been in humongous numbers right along the coast Gone Fishing Charters has been amongst the action of the past few weeks and the boys are putting on some serious numbers are fish on the deck.

Wurdi Buloc has fished well this past week with both Trout and Redfin on the bite. Norries Wasabi Spoon has been a hot favourite as of late allowing yourself to cast a long way and cover lots of water.