The fishing around Inverloch has really fired up and there is a lot to cover this month.
Wonthaggi angler Steve Brann has been doing very well offshore near Flat Rocks bagging silver trevally and whiting on whitebait and bass yabbies. Steve regularly takes his young sons Joel and Cody fishing so he waits until the conditions are calm.
Garfish have been putting up a great fight when hooked up on light gear. Anglers fishing with small pieces of pipi under a float have been landing good bags of garfish to 50cm.
Good-sized mako sharks, snapper and gummies have been taken offshore along with metre long barracouta. The ‘couta have been a bit of annoying lately – there have been several reports of them biting through anglers’ lines.
There have been some good reports of big whiting to 45cm being caught from Stevies Gutter to Mahers Landing. Bass yabbies and pipis have been the best baits.
The Tarwin River has been producing perch to 35cm. Wonthaggi angler Graham Gray reports that bass yabbies have been the key to success. Graham also says that there are good numbers of silvers to 30cm and the odd mullet around.
Boaters have been doing well from the mouth of the River to above the bridge. A few anglers who are new to the area have been caught in the black mud at low tide when launching at the ramp below the hotel.
Anglers who enjoy bank fishing should remember that there are quite a few snakes around at the moment.
Tony Quinlan reports that a pod of killer whales made an appearance recently. Divers who were in the water at the time said the whales were very close to shore.Reads: 2011