Fish aplenty across the region

Luka Loncaric with a Chinaman leather jacket. (Supplied) 244036_01

ON THE BITE Peri Stavropoulos

The fishing in the Inner Harbour this past week has been a little slower compared to previous weeks but there is still plenty of action to be had, just got to work a little harder.

The front of the Grammer School Lagoon has been fishing quite well for Pinkie snapper with anglers casting soft plastics having great success.

The Geelong waterfront is still holding plenty of Garfish for some fishos, they do seem to be few and far between but there are still anglers out there finding a bag of fish.

The current run of Silver Trevally in the Queenscliff Cut at the moment has been red hot and is definitely the spot to be at the moment if you want to have some serious rod bends.

Anglers have been having sessions landing bulk fish with plenty of them reaching over 50cm.

Casting soft plastics in the channel on slack tide is by far the most effective method with Gulp Turtleback Worms and ZmanGrubZ being the standout lures.

Offshore Barwon Heads has been pretty slow over the past weeks with not many reports coming in but we have seen some life out there this week with anglers finding some massive Tiger Flathead cruising about. Anglers bottom bashing in 50m of water have been finding some quality flatties to over 55cm with the odd gummy shark latching on also.

Port Fairy has been fishing very well offshore out in the deep water as of late and with the calm conditions last week it has allowed anglers to get out there and have a red hot crack.

Fishing in depths beyond 60 metres has seen a large variety of tasty bottom fish such as Latchet, Nannigai, Sea Perch, Sharks, and many more.

Slow Pitch jigs have been a great tactic to extract these guys from the depths.

Apollo Bay is still producing a fair share of Barrel tuna and over the weekend although there were lots of boats some still managed to get a bite and or a fish.

JB Tiny Dream catcher was an effective lure to run as the barrels are only on small bait at the moment and that lure resembles small bait perfectly.

The Crater Lakes down the west coast continue to fish well for both trout and salmon.

Lake Bullen Merri has been probably the lake to be at as of late with Chinook salmon biting well on bait, Trout eating lures on the troll and even reports of Bass being caught.

Recreational fishing and boating are permitted within 5km of the home as long as it doesn’t require use of a facility (the opening of a closed jetty or pier) and for up to two hours once per day, and with members of your household or one other person.