Wild weather fires up whiting

Nathan Wright with a solid mulloway. (Supplied)

Peri Stavropolous

Starting inside Corio Bay and as expected the pinkies are still there and still in great numbers, better reports have come up from the north shore area but these fish should be scattered right through the bay.

Snotty tevella continue to keep land based fishos amused as they still remain in good numbers and are proving to be very hungry.

The bait fishos have been having great success with baits such as chicken and pipies have been accounting for plenty of fish and so are the guys casting soft plastics with 2” curl tails style plastics working best.

The wild weather we have had this past week has really fired up the whiting fishing along St Leonards through to Queenscliff with the keen angler getting some cracking results just on dark, the fish have been reaching upwards of 40cm and bag limit captures have been quite achievable.

The Surf Coast estuaries are still continuing to fish quite well for black beam with most systems fishing well with Ecogear vibes and Zman soft plastics being the hot lures of choice with fish reaching 35cm, they have been schooling quite tight so when you catch one there is a fair chance there will be a lot of his mates in the same spot!

Mulloway have been chewing pretty well also with soft plastics being a standout and even trolling deep diver lures such as Samaki Redics proving lethal.

Nathan Wright has had some great success on the jewies and they have been reaching a fantastic size, large paddle tail soft plastics has been his lure of choice.

Wurdi Buloc has lived up to its name as the lake of 1000 casts over the past week but to the anglers that are putting in that extra cast are managing to put some soild fish on the bank.

Andrew Orchard made another trip down trying to back up his last success and did by landing redfin to 40cm whilst casting Daiwa double clutches in black and gold.

Lake Purrumbete has had a few trout reports roll in with down rigging deep has been the most successful method for targeting them with fish reaching about 1kg in weight.

Tassie devils and F7 Rapalas in natural colours have been great lure options to troll.

Anglers casting over the shallow weed beds have also been finding some quality fish in the lake too with Bent minnows being a standout lure with fish reaching to about that 4lb mark.

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