Over the last week the Snapper have come back on the chew in both bays. Port Phillip has been the slightly better bay to fish though, with fish coming from Mornington, Carrum, Black Rock and St Leonards. Staff member Chris has been fishing Mornington/Mt Martha, in about 19m of water and has been getting good results fishing first light around the Mussel farm. Silver Whiting on 2 snelled 4/0's fished with a small ball sinker running right down to the hooks has been the way to go. Customer Jacques has also been getting his bag of Snapper from around the same area using the same techniques, with his fish ranging from 1.9-4.6kg.
Out from Carrum, the Snapper bite has also been good. Customer Billy had a good session over the weekend with Snapper up to 3kg in the boat. Fresh Squid was the best. Good customer Pat also went out with a few mates after hearing the reports and the boys caught 4 fish ranging from kilo pinkies through to fish of around 4kg.
Up along Ricketts Point there have been plenty of Pinkies for anglers to get amongst. Fishing along the reef edge with baits of Pilchard and Squid have seen plenty of anglers catching Pinkies around first and last light. Some of the Pinkies can be small but there have been plenty of fish in the 35-45cm bracket. Customer Sammy caught a heap in 9m using his Whiting Whacker rigs wit small pieces of Squid. Out a bit deeper from Black Rock there have also been some nice Snapper getting caught, with 2 customers speaking of fish up to 6kg, fishing 16m of water out from the Clock Tower.
Westernport Bay has also had a small run of Snapper on the bite, with some good reports coming from Corinella, Hastings and off Cowes. Casey caught 3 small Snapper all around 1.5kg fishing deep off Cowes. All fish too Squid heads while he was targeting Gummies. Along Lysaughts/Long Reef the Pinkies are schooling in good numbers, while not many people are targeting them, anglers like Geoff are being rewarded with plenty of pan sized fish on Pilchard and Squid during the flow, and the odd bigger fish up to 3kg as the tide slows.