Sorrento pier has also been good for Squid, especially during the slack tide periods. Frank went and fished it and caught 9 Squid, all around 300g, on small baited jigs suspended with a paternoster and float rig. The sinker holds the bait still in the current, while the float is the strike indicator. Staff member Dylan also fished Sorrento for a few hours during the week and caught 6 smaller Squid on Breaden and Yamashita jigs.
The Squid have been good around Flinders lately as well, with some large models being caught at night off the Pier. Slow sinking jigs such as Yamashita ‘Shallow’ type are very effective. Customer Jordan caught some lovely Squid one night over the weekend and also managed a few nice size Snook as well.
Bill has been catching lots of Whiting from Mornington North over the last 2 weeks, with plenty of fish 33-38cm. All fish are being caught on pipi and mussel. The biggest fish have been 42cm and not as common lately.
Customer Fred tried for Whiting off Stony Point pier and got 7 fish all between 30-36cm, and all on a beachworm/pipi mix during the run-in tide on Monday.
Angelo and a mate fished for Whiting off Werribee and while they only managed 3 Whiting they did still manage a Seafood basket, with the Whiting, Garfish, Flathead and Snapper all taken fishing the same 7m ground. They said that nearby boats all did similar with large Garfish all around the boat.
Staff member Dylan fished around San Remo during the week and caught a nice bag of Whiting, with all fish 35-42cm. All of the fish took fresh Squid fished on small circle hooks.
Customer Zoran has been catching good numbers of large Whiting off the beach in Port Phillip, but is yet to reveal his ‘secret’ spot, all we know is that most of his fish are 40cm+ and have a liking for pipi and Squid fished in shallow water.