Fishos waiting for a break in the weather

Simon Welsh with a hefty snapper. (supplied)

ON THE BITE with Peri Stavropoulos

The weather is making it challenging to find a break to get out and get stuck into the fishing action but with the short windows on offer, anglers are wasting no time in getting stuck among the hot local action.

The Inner and outer harbour of Corio Bay has had some fantastic numbers of Australian salmon busting up in multiple areas of the bay. Usually easy thanks to the large numbers of gannets diving into the water and the water turning to foam from them smashing up baitfish.

The salmon have been feeding hard on whitebait so a gulp minnow in smelt or pearl watermelon would be a great option to run.

The snapper reports have still been coming through with plenty of anglers having success with both bait and soft plastics accounting for plenty of fish.

Adam from Trelly’s Geelong, alongside his cousin, Simon Welsh had a fantastic session after work during the week landing numerous snapper to around 5kg all on soft plastics. The boys had their best success on Gulp 5” Jerkshads.

Bait fishos have been getting among the action also with fish to over 6kg hitting the deck. Squid, salmon, pilchards and silver whiting have all been doing very well.

Portarlington has been holding some fantastic numbers of fish also with anglers landing fish to a similar size as mentioned.

Anglers have also been picking up some solid blue spot flathead with fish to over 60cm for some.

The outer harbour has also been producing some fantastic whiting fishing for anglers fishing with bait and soft plastics, which have been doing some serious damage on the whiting. Anglers are picking up bag limit captures and quality fish on offer. Gulp turtle worms and hollow belly sand worms with stingers working well.

The snapper plague offshore is still in full swing with anglers putting large numbers of fish on the deck, especially Gone Fishing Charters. Gone Fishing and the crew have been putting their customers on some insane numbers of pinkie snapper to about 3kg.

Anglers have been having some great luck anchoring and drifting anywhere between 30 to 50 metres, yet again fresh blood baits and squid have been great options to run.