Be prepared to change it up

Gone Fishing Charters with some gummy sharks. (supplied)

The inner harbour of Corio Bay has kept anglers guessing this week with the areas that have recently been fishing very well, seeming to have slowed up a bit.

However, due to this fishos have been trying some different spots and have been finding the fish hanging there instead.

For example the Grammar School Lagoon has been hot this past week with pinky snapper, silver trevally, bream, flathead and, interestingly, some yellowtail kingfish.

Anglers casting soft plastics have been picking up all these species with the pinkies being most prolific, the super popular Turtleback worms have yet again proved to be the standout lure and let’s face it, that’s not going to change anytime soon.

Garfish have remained pretty hit and miss for most anglers with some days the fish seeming to be everywhere in good numbers and other days far from that. St Helens, Grammar School, Lineburners and the Geelong waterfront are just some locations that are well worth having a look for them.

Around the peninsula, garfish have been in better numbers compared to the inner harbour with Clifton Springs, Portarlington and Swan Bay all fishing quite well. For gars, a steady burley trail is a key factor to finding success with super tiny baits suspended under a pencil float.

King George whiting remain on the chew in the usual areas, as always mentioned the stronger tides are the best times to chase them. Calamari have been a little tricky lately and it probably has a bit to do with the water clarity but still well worth having a go.

Offshore Barwon Heads has still been offering some fantastic gummy shark fishing for those bottom fishing out there.

Chris and his crew on Gone Fishing Charters has been right amongst the action landing some quality sharks to 15kg. Other anglers have also been

getting amongst the action landing gummy and school sharks along with some nice eating size pinkies.

Freshwater fishing this week has yet again seen WurdiBuloc produce some cracking redfin with anglers casting from the main rock wall getting amongst the action. Spoon and soft plastic style lures are a hot favourite for the reddies here and pretty much anywhere in the state but don’t be too surprised if a big trout comes along and has a crack.