Here are our January 24th fishing reports brought to you by our community
This Weekend the guys from Geelong Marine World did a fishing session at Mud Island. The two boats anchored on top side of Pinnace Channel in 11m depth and try hard to get a gummy or a Bronze Whaler shark.
In the 4-5 hours of fishing, they got smashed by banjos, Port Jackson sharks, Eagle rays and lots of other unwanted species. Then Zac, Nathan and Issac finally managed a nice gummy shark on a fresh squid head.
On the other hand plenty of Yakka and slimy Mackerell around. Small paternoster rig, few meeters of the bottom, loaded with slice of pilchard or squid and that was it.
The trick is not to hae it on the ground as small flathead or banjos will take it. As you see in the next picture sometimes on patternoster rig you can get two banjos at the time.
To top up , later in the day they ended up in shallow water around mud island and manage quiet few nice squid and King George Whiting.
Outside the bay plenty of tuna reports. There is tuna all around the Barwon Heads, Cape Shank and very popular Pyramid rock. Sometimes you can scan them, see them, watch them jump but they will not take a lure.
This time of the year the rule is “First or last light”. You need to be there in the morning and just before sunset most likely you will bet some. Later on in the day, it is very hard and sometimes impossible to get a hook up.
While you are out there don’t forget there is lots of king fish as well!