Nice weather for fishing

Peri Stavropoulos with a Kingfish from Offshore. (Supplied)

Some nice fishing on offer at the moment with the offshore scene really starting to take off with great reports coming through much more consistently with Tuna and Kingfish both on the chew.

Kingfish have been chewing well from behind the Bluff of Barwon heads towards Torquay with some notable areas being the foul grounds, the FADS off Torquay, Charlemont and the area known as s**t Reef.

The Tuna have been in great numbers out the front too and been well spread out. Between 35– 50 metres has been holding most of the fish which is a very general area but they have certainty been keeping anglers guessing on where they will pop up next.

Sticking with the birds is key as they are following the tuna.

Trolling diving lures has been very effective and when the fish have been often seen on top then casting poppers and stick baits is working well as expected.

The outer harbour of Corio Bay between Clifton Springs and Portarlington has seen some good Garfish on offer with reports of anglers finding fish in that 2-3 metre depth range.

A solid and consistent burley trail is key to success when chasing these tasty morsels and they also make great bait. King George Whiting reports have remained relatively consistent with anglers still getting amongst the action on them and much like last week a wide variety of size with one fish being mid-20s then the next being mid-30s.

Corio Bay has seen some fantastic Black bream fishing on offer with the silos piers holding some quality fish. Outback Breamer Bait muss vibes are a hot lure to use in this area or even lightly weighted live crabs or freshwater yabbies.

Although we haven’t had any official reports come through the Barwon River is starting to clear up and we can expect to see some reports come through over the next few weeks.

The Carp should be feeding well right across the system on corn kernels and as for your redfin and EP’s the golf course around Queens Park should start to fire up on worms or small hardbody.

Peri Stavropoulos