The squid fishing ash been consistent, and will only get better especially for the larger models as the weather gets colder. Both bays have been fishing
well as they have had clear water conditions, even with the recent rain. This weekend's weather should really give some good squid fishing with no
rainfall and clear sunny conditions. Customer Thao has been catching some quality calamari for the table and for fresh baits out in Westernport. Thao
has been concentrating around the grassbeds near Tortoise Head and Tankerton with some good size squid finding the net. Size 3.0 jigs in natural yakka
and also UV white and orange have been the best.
Out from Stoney Point customer Jamie and mates caught good numbers of squid fishing size 3.5 jigs along the bank drop offs. Fishing during the faster stage
of the tide the 3.5's were crucial when in only 3m of water, as they stayed in the kill zone for long enough. UV white jigs worked when the cloud cover
came through and during sunshine the red foil did better.
Mornington pier and rocks have still been producing good numbers squid for patient and persistent anglers. Fishing size 1.8 jigs has been fine when fishing the inside of the harbour or small pier, while the outside edge of the main pier and rocks are better approached with 2.5 size jigs. Red foils have been good around first or last light, with UV whites and aggressive colours like pinks and oranges have been excellent during sunlight hours.
Further north in the bay the region between Brighton and Black Rock has started producing more squid as the water cools off. Customer Peter fished from
the rocks near Brighton recently to land a bag of nice sized squid. The aggressive viper red foil did the damage when their was a small amount of sunlight.
UV pinks and also natural grass whiting patterns are very consistent around this region also.