Fish in ‘plague proportions’

Kevin Hunter with a pair of Chinook salmon. (Supplied)

Peri Stavropoulos

The Geelong Waterfront continues to be one of the town’s hotspots with pinkie snapper in plague proportions.

The fish are holding tight on structure and just about any structure along the waterfront has been fishing very well.

It is a bit easier to access some locations via a boat or kayak but land-based fishos are still getting among the action.

The snapper have been ranging from just legal size right up to about 3kg.

There’s also been plenty of bi catch such as flathead, trevally, snotty trevalla and salmon by the thousands.

Garfish have remained in good numbers inside the harbour with Cunningham Pier being the number one location.

Letting out a solid burley trail is key, with tiny cuts of bait suspended under a pencil float the trick to get a feed of these guys. Although not big they are fantastic fun to catch.

Clifton Springs remains a popular location for anglers in search of a feed of King George whiting.

The fish have been holding in great numbers from Hermsley all the way through to Grassy Point, although there are lots more small fish than big ones, there is good quality.

Fishing the tide changes and late in the afternoon have been the best bite times with pipis and squid being the best baits.

The oil rig off Port Campbell is on fire at the moment for tuna with fish ranging from 5kg all the way through to 130kg and everything in-between.

Trolling skirted lures has been the most popular technique, along with cubing, which has accounted for a fair share of the fish too.

As mentioned, it is a very long run so make sure you check your fuel and plan your trip thoroughly.

Lake Purrumbete continues to fish well for both trout and salmon over the past week and allows anglers to escape the windy weather as the lake offers plenty of protection.

Trout have been biting well along the edge of the weed beds on shallow diving lures and Mudeye

suspended under a float.

Kevin Hunter and David Russel fished together at the weekend in search of Chinook salmon, having great success in landing fish to 1.5kg while trolling megabass and Tassie devil lures.