If you're after some light tackle fun in the local estuaries then now is a good time to target a few Silver trevally and salmon. The coolers months of the year are good for these fish and normally by mid winter there are a few of both these species in many local estuaries in the bays around Melbourne, including the Yarra and Patterson Rivers. One of the better places to target the trevally is Queenscliff or the Barwon River near Ocean Grove. By using a light baitfishing or lure setup that you would use when bream fishing you can have a lot of fun on these tough little fish. Baits of pipi, whitebait and prawn are effective, and small soft plastics and vibes also catch their share of trevs.
Customer George sent us a report from the area recently where he chased a few trevally on lures from the boat. Using a mixture of small worms pattern soft plastics and metal vibes, George landed trevally to around 40cm along with a heap of similar sized salmon.