On the bite by Peri Stavropoulos
The fishing at the moment around the Geelong waterfront has been red hot with Australian salmon keeping anglers very entertained.
Multiple large scores of salmon have been holding in the area and have been great access for land based fishos.
Quite often the fish can be sighted on the surface busting up and chasing baitfish and that’s when casting soft plastics and small hardbody lures into the commotion is an effective and fun way to catch them.
Berkley 3-inch minnows have been a hot favourite for this situation as they resemble the baitfish perfectly.
There still remains to be plenty of other species on offer including snapper, flathead and silver trevally.
Yet again the outer harbour continues to dominate reports with King George whiting going
absolutely ballistic from Clifton Springs right through to Queenscliff. Anglers fishing just about any tide with fresh pippis and squid have been having tremendous success landing big numbers of whiting and some quality fish too.
Calamari are still hanging around also just in a little bit shallower water with Shimano White squid jigs working the best.
The offshore fishing has been very productive especially if you’re chasing a feed of fresh
flake as there seems to be sharks just about everywhere.
Offshore Barwon Heads has been fishing very well for both gummy and school shark to 15kg getting around.
Gone Fishing charters has been having great success both in the bay and offshore getting customers onto some fantastic quality gummies.
Out deep off Port Fairy has also been producing plenty of sharks.
Peri from Trelly’s Fishing World Geelong fished alongside Anthony Pirrottina and the boys managed some quality school shark to over 20kg and also a mako of around 80kg.
The bluefin tuna bite down the west coast is still on fire with school fish in the thousands and still
plenty of barrel reports coming in each day.
Anywhere from Lawrence Rock right through to Cape Bridgewater has been holding great numbers of school fish. Aloha Super ninjas have been a very popular lure of choice for the barrels as of late.