The hot land based squid action continues again this week, with plenty of anglers going home happy with fresh baits or a feed of tasty calamari. While Mornington has again been firing (and busy) most of the other piers and land based locations along the southern end of Port Phillip bay have been doing well.
Customer Amedea has just recently taken up squid fishing, and fishing in general and already she is nailing some serious squid! Amedea has been fishing
the southern peninsula from Blairgowrie through to Portsea and has been catching quality squid like these. She has really been liking the Yamashita
jigs in size 3.0 in natural patterns and has found that the really aggressive jigging method is getting the interest of any squid nearby.
In the same areas along the peninsula customer Tony has been giving the squid a hiding. Tony has been getting his bag or close to every session, and is
now seriously considering retiring from squid fishing! Tony has been hopping his way along the piers to find a quieter spot to work, with early mornings
being his preferred times.
Two of Tony's more successful jigs this week, in size 2.0 and also 3.0 - in natural silver pink, and full 490/UV glow.
Around Mornington the numbers of squid have continued to keep anglers flocking here, although they have slowed off a touch over the weeks. Customers Jim
and Nati both fished from the pier with their sons during the week where the boys caught some nice squid. Small size 1.8 jigs in brighter colours were
the best performers for the boys.
Plenty of excellent bait and table sized squid still on offer. Most of the pier is just about stained black from all the ink!
Customer Mike Z has been doing well on the pier also, with his preferred time later during the night. Mike has been using a Shimano 'Squirt Stick' rod,
and has found the soft, parabolic taper perfect in keeping even the smallest squid hooked. Mike has been catching most of his squid using small 1.8
size jigs from Daiwa and Yamashita.
Staff members Dylan and Don stopped at Mornington pier for about an hour over the weekend to see how it was looking, and there were plenty of squid still getting caught. The guys caught half a dozen each in a short time, on jigs ranging in size from 1.8 - 2.5. The guys noticed a lot of people crowding certain sections of the pier which leaves plenty of open gaps to fish in, and so as you're a proficient caster you will generally pull squid out of the smallest gaps - because most people will not fish in them.
Dylan then drove further down the peninsula to check some of the other piers and collect the rest of his bag from Blairgowrie and Sorrento piers using
size 3.0 490 glow Yamashita jigs.