Good weather, good fishing

Dylan Pace with a blue-eye trevella. (Supplied)

Some fantastic reports this week with most species fishing very well and with some fantastic weather coming up.

The Snapper reports that have come in these past few days have been awesome with reports of fish between 1.5 – 4kg in fantastic numbers right along Clifton Springs, once again the channel is seeming to hold better quality fish up towards Portarlington.

The other side of the channel is also holding some good numbers of quality fish.

Point Wilson, The Quarries, Bird Rock and the nine foot bank are all great locations to have a look and usually a good area if you want to avoid the crowds.

Queenscliff is still fishing very well in the bight for calamari, boat anglers are having good success in the deep and shallow water. Land-based anglers are still slamming quality squid off the surf around bell reef, with black and red jigs being the standout colours.

The Queenscliff cut has also fired up this week with the trevally and snapper fishing going bonkers! Casting soft plastics in the channel has resulted in some fantastic quality fish with trevally getting over 40cm and snapper reaching 60cm – fantastic size fish for this area and they seem to be in good numbers too.

Along the west coast has been fishing quite well for angler’s deep dropping, with electrics pulling up a variety of tasty species.

Blue eye trevalla, blue grenadier and gem fish all making an appearance on the deck.

The surf coast estuaries are starting to fire up for both bream and perch, with most systems giving up some nice fish.

Adam from Trellys Geelong fished alongside Rob Thornton in the Aire River at the weekend where the pair had a cracking session on bream, landing numerous to 42cm with Zman Grubz working best.

The Barwon River has responded well to the warmer weather with redfin, perch and yellowbelly in good numbers.

Casting spinners and soft plastics along the bank and structure where the fish are hiding is by far the best way to target them, with Queens Park being a standout location.

Still plenty of reports of carp coming through in the same area, with corn being the best bait.

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