Tuna still biting along coast

Peri Stavropoulos with a snapper Supplied 204255_01

Peri Stavropoulos

Offshore this week has definitely had a lot less traffic than the previous week’s, however there is still plenty of pelagics out there to be caught.

The tuna are still getting caught right along the coast, in particular Anglesea through to Lorne.

Trolling lures have been the most popular and the most effective way as of late with little four inch skirts and Halco Laser Pro’s being the standout lures, although at times the fish aren’t always super fussy.

Kingfish reports have started to become a bit more consistent with the average fish holding around that 70cm mark with plenty of much larger models amongst them.

Chris Pitman from Trellys Fishing World fished alongside Campbell and James Potts during the week, getting stuck into the local action landing both tuna and kingfish, Berkley 7” Jerkshads were the standout lure.

Snapper are still continuing to bite well all over the bay with the average fish being around that 1kg mark, but there is still plenty of bigger fish hanging around with some ripper flathead too. Casting soft plastics has been very effective but you will also catch these fish on bait.

Coming around to Clifton Springs and the whiting fishing has proven to be quite challenging, but the anglers that are sticking it out are still coming home with a great feed of fish.

From Curlewis through to Portarlington, between four and six metres of water has been the standout areas to fish.

Fishing on a tide change with pippis and tenderised squid have been the best baits and if you can line this up with sunset that will put you in with the best chance for a bag.

The Surf Coast Estuaries also have fired in a good way this past week for the local bream fishing, casting soft plastics and hard body lures are well worth the throw and if you’re into your bait fishing then un-weighted scrub worms is a standout bait. Liam Leith and Owen Westwell snuck out after work during the week landing themselves plenty of bream to about 35cm.

Barwon River is still fishing very well for both redfin and carp, around the golf course at Fyansford is a standout location and is a great spot to take the kids as it has plenty of great access to the water.

Casting soft plastics and hard body lures is a great way to target the redfin and when targeting carp it is very hard to go past corn kernels.

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