Wild weather stirs things up

214652_01 Owen Westwell and some King George whiting supplied

The wild weather this week has made it a bit harder to get out for a fish but it has definitely stirred things up and caused the fish to go crazy.

After the strong blows it has really fired up the shoreline structures of Corio Bay, in particular the Geelong Waterfront through to North Shore.

Adam Van Der Lugt from Trellys fished alongside Rob Thornton with the pair getting a mixed bag of trevally, salmon, mullet and pinkie snapper to 58cm.

The boys were both using Z Man Slim Swimz on a light jig head with motor oil and pearl being the two standout colours.

Casting hard up against the structure was the key to success.

Other anglers have also been finding plenty of pinkie snapper too, with bait producing some nice pinkies.

Tailor have also made their presence known, holding in reasonable numbers and adding another species to the mixed bag that’s on offer.

Around the Bellarine Peninsula has been fishing very well this past week for King George whiting with most areas producing plenty of fish – St Leonards being the standout by a long shot. Owen Westwell and I found plenty of fish to 40cm holding in five metres of water just off St Leonards, the start of the runout tide was when the bite was at its best, with pipis being the best bait.

The squid fishing has been pretty tough due to the dirty water, but once it clears up we can expect the bite to be a good one.

The Queenscliff cut has been on the improve this week with some great reports coming in from the land-based fishos.

Fishing the slack water of the high tide has been most productive with silver trevally and salmon both showing up in good numbers with fish reaching over 40cm.

Worm-style soft plastics has been the most effective with the Gulp turtleback worms being the hot lure, however bait is still getting plenty of bites.

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