The weather has been fairly kind to us recently, allowing the die-hard anglers to have some good days out.
Local Charles Ward has had mixed success on the salmon. He’s been able to troll up some nice fish, one of which went 1.6kg. Charles is having most success at the entrance at Kate Kearney’s both inside and out. There have also been good schools of small salmon inside at Port Albert. Those salmon that Charles isn’t eating are being used for seven gill shark bait, which are still around in fairly good numbers.
For the best results on the salmon troll Raiders or Lazers. I’ve also had success trolling a saltwater fly behind a paravane on recent trips.
I recently took my son Peter and his mate Vincent out for their first crack at a seven gill shark. It was a successful day with Peter landing a shark just shy of 6ft and Vincent landing one just shy of 7ft.
The estuary perch in the inlet have become quite elusive with only the die-hard anglers bagging small numbers of quality fish. The mouths of both rivers that feed Port Albert seem to be performing best.
The garfish have been fairly quite around Port Albert with catches of one or two only. Port Albert Light Game and Sport Fishing Club vice president Tony Cassidy tells me there are still good gars to be caught in the back waters.
The Club has started its fishing year off again. Hopefully, the ‘best of species board’ will be hotly contested again. Anyone interested in becoming a member can contact me at the Roadhouse on (03) 5183 2450 or President Darryl Mills on (03) 5183 2096. For up-to-date fishing reports and all your bait and tackle needs call in at the Roadhouse or drop me a line.Reads: 830