The Geelong waterfront is alive at the moment with fish seemingly everywhere! Australian salmon are in large numbers right through the area.
Anglers fishing the many land-based locations are having no issue getting stuck into the action as the fish are working bait hard up against the structure.
Thanks to the fish being super aggressive it’s quite easy to spot where they are holding as there is a scene of absolute carnage with salmon busting out of the water, baitfish jumping and birds diving in.
Among the salmon bust-ups there is still plenty of other species on offer such as pinkie snapper, flathead and trevally all holding around the structure and more than willing to snatch up a soft plastic as it goes past.
North Shore has had some solid reports of large pinkie snapper holding in tight to the rocks and other structures out there.
Casting soft plastics or using baits such as pilchard and squid have been doing the damage in landing fish to just over 60cm.
There has also been some good bream getting around in the same area – downsizing your tackle should get you a few bites.
The King George whiting fishing has been phenomenal along the peninsula at the moment, just as we were thinking it couldn’t really get much better it’s gone and done it.
Hearing tonnes of reports from Clifton Springs, St Leonards and Queenscliff with all locations holding large numbers of fish – most fish pushing more than 35cm.
If you’re chasing a feed of fresh whiting then now is definitely the time.
Barwon River Estuary has been producing a good variety of fish along the front of the system from Barwon Head’s bridge all the way to the sheep wash.
Silver trevally, whiting, salmon and mullet have all been hanging around the system and all enjoying the same rig and bait which makes it a bit easier to bag a variety of fish. Lightly-weighted running sinker rig with a bit of pipi has been irresistible to the fish in the system.
Lake Bullen Merri continues to fish well for the local salmonoids, with both rainbow trout and chinook salmon biting well for most parts of the day.
Flat line trolling first thing in the morning has been very productive for the trout and bait fishing during the day for chinook salmon has been going good too.