With regional Victoria given the green light to be able to travel, it has given us the option to be able to fish some waters that have been effectively untouched for a month, unfortunately the weather isn’t playing the game but there has still been some good fishing on offer.
St Leonards is still fishing reasonably well for King George whiting, with the rougher weather stirring up all water sending them into a feeding frenzy.
Fishing any tide change has been very productive, with fish reaching 40cm in length and holding in great numbers.
The calamari fishing has unfortunately slowed a bit this week with the weather playing a massive part in that too, but if we can get some calmer days to allow that water to clear up they should go bonkers!
St Leonard’s Pier has had a few good reports of early season snapper being caught of an evening, with fish reaching up to 4kg in weight and showing up in reasonable numbers.
This structure is a well-known location this time of year for snapper so if you’re aiming to get one early and land-based, then this is your best location.
The Queenscliff cut has been producing some good land-based action for anglers this week with Australian salmon and silver trevally chewing well – the new Daiwa Bait Junkies are getting fantastic results, in particular the 2.5” Grub.
Fishing the high tide slack is by far the best time to fish there.
The local surf beaches have fired back up this week with plenty of variety on the go with salmon, gummy sharks and snapper all biting quite well. It’s a great fishing option if the wind is blowing from the north. Owen Westwell made the most of the conditions during the week down at Jan Juc, landing himself salmon to about 1.5kg on metal lures.
Other anglers have been having good success fishing at night with bogger baits landing both snapper and mulloway.
The Goulburn River has been a fishing hotspot this week with both brown and mega rainbow trout in great numbers.
Casting small hardbody lures has proven deadly with fish reaching over 10lbs, which is a trophy fish.
Roly Skene made the drive up landing himself some cracking trout, casting hardbody lures proved lethal landing him plenty of fish between 3-6kg.