Feeding frenzy on the Bellarine

A trevally from Ocean Grove. (Supplied)

Peri Stavropoulos

With the ease of restrictions, all regional anglers have been able to get back to their favourite spots in hope to get a bent rod.

Locally, the fishing has been good with plenty of variety about to keep anglers entertained, with pinkie snapper the top target fish.

North Shore has been by far the most popular location with plenty of fish to about 3kg hitting the deck.

Casting soft plastics in and around the structure has been by far the most popular method with Gulp turtleback worms being the best lure.

In towards the Geelong Yacht Club there is still plenty of good fishing on offer with anglers picking up pinkies, salmon, flathead and trevally – all on bait and lures.

Over the next few weeks we can expect the snotty trevalla to come onto the chew and also see the snook fire up some more.

After a few weeks of strong winds it has really fired up the fishing along the Bellarine peninsula and has sent the whiting into a feeding frenzy.

St Leonards through to Queenscliff has been on fire with some thumping fish being caught and bag limit captures being very achievable.

Fishing into the night has been very effective but fishing your tides during the day should still see you encounter plenty of fish.

Silver trevally continue to bite well in the Barwon Estuary towards Ocean Grove, with plenty of quality fish being landed.

Fish to more than 50cm are still in the area, as are tonnes of fish between 30-40cm.

Casting grub-style soft plastics has been working best.

Bait fishos are still landing their fair share too with pipi and pilchards being the number one bait of choice.

Down the west coast, the bluefin tuna bite continues to provide the keen angler with the goods.

Apollo Bay has been fishing very well for barrels, with boats finding fish to more than 100kg holding out towards big reef and the rig out there.

It is a long way so make sure you do your research and get your fuel right.

There is plenty of fish out there with heaps of school fish too.