VICTORIA'S lakes - still recovering from the drought - continue to produce good trout.
And there might not be many Murray cod in long stretches of the Murray River, but the Goulburn River near Seymour and Lake Eildon are producing a few.
Gary Constantine at Eildon says the main arm at Lake Eildon is producing yellowbelly to 1kg on Stumpjumper lures and rainbow trout to 2.2kg on Tassie Devils.
Italian Bay has yellowbelly to 5kg being caught on scrubworms. Good numbers of undersize Murray cod are being caught from the shore on scrubworms.
Soft plastic lures are attracting plenty of redfin to about 1kg in Jerusalem Creek. Eildon Pondage has brown trout to 2.2kg and rainbow trout to 450g caught on pink Tassie Devils and Powerbait.
Big River is holding good numbers of small rainbow trout and they are being caught on bladed lures. In the This week reports have come in from Lakes Bolac and Tooliorook where trout to 3kg are being caught.
Goulburn River near Seymour, Murray cod to 65cm are being caught on spinnerbaits.
Doug Lucas at Colac reports rainbow trout to 3kg being caught at Lake Bolac on mudeyes and Powerbait.
In the southwest, Chris Hall reports that Bridgewater Beach and Black Nose Rocks are producing salmon to 1.4kg.
Portland's Lee Breakwall has been steady for small yellowtail kingfish, gummy sharks to 14kg, King George whiting, pinkies and calamari squid.
King George whiting to 45cm are being caught between Pivot and Pt Danger. Along the north shore there are good numbers of yellowtail kingfish from about 1kg to 10kg and they are taking squid strips, live slimy mackerel and popper lures.
Anglers are also hooking King George whiting to 55cm, snapper to 45cm and school and gummy sharks.
In Port Phillip Bay, Joel Boldizs reports King George whiting are coming on the bite in many areas including Frankston to Mt Martha, Indented Head, Queenscliff and Corio Bay.
The fish range in size from 30 to 50cm and taking mussel, pipi and squid. On the eastern seaboard, off Frankston, pinkies to 1.5kg are being caught on the same grounds as the whiting. Salmon to 2kg are in good numbers at Port Phillip Heads and the most successful methods are trolling skirted jigs or casting soft plastic lures.
Frankston pier has also produced salmon to about 500g on lures. Snapper to 6kg are being caught in 20-21m of water off St Leonards and Werribee, and along the edge of the channel off Mt Martha.
Squid are taking artificial jigs off Mt Eliza and Mt Martha and garfish are well spread around the bay.
In South Gippsland, Alan McFayden reports Woolamai beach on Phillip Island is producing salmon to 1.5kg on whitebait. Western Port anglers are catching gummy sharks from about 5kg to 30kg along the edge of the Western Channel from Buoy 14 to Buoy 2.
Best baits are squid and fresh fish fillet or cube. King George whiting are in good numbers ranging from 33cm to 45cm.