The latest run of Barrels is still going with a couple of fish landed off Portland this weekend. Most Tuna have been encountered around the Bridgewater area, with lures such as the Jaks Zeus and Big Zeus being a hot favorite. Jeffrey Camenzuli fished aboard Dream Catcher II and landed this fantastic Tuna that pulled the scales down to 112kg.
Salty Dog Charters have been making the most of the hot Gummy bite, ensuring their customers go home happy with plenty of flake. Some quality bottom fishing is on offer at the minute out wide with good numbers of Snapper, Trumpeter and Knifejaw also available amongst the Sharks.
Lake Purrumbete continues to fish well for large Brown Trout, with some good fish coming in this weekend. Mudeye’s and hardbodies such as Daiwa Double Clutch’s casted near the weed margins have seen some great fish landed.
The Hopkins has begun to clear up a little more, which has seen the fish spread right throughout the system. Dylan Pace has been finding both Bream and Estuary Perch either side of 1.5kg keen to smash hardbodies and plastics over the flats. Lures such as Daiwa Spikes, Double clutches, OSP Dunks and Jackall Cubby’s have been hard to go past. A few solid Mulloway have also been showing up in the lower Estuary, making a night time live bait session worth a shot.