If you thought Snapper Season was well and truly done, then think again! If you want a chance to tangle with some late season Reds, get out along Mornington-Mt Martha now! Good schools of fish are being caught in southern Port Phillip Bay, around the areas along the Mornington Mussel Farm, with a few more fish scattered right through to southern Mt Martha/Dromana. Most of the action is over by about 9am, so it pays to get out on the water and set up before first light.
Staff members Ian and Chris went out on Wednesday morning to tally up 7 nice fish, with the biggest going around 4.5kg. All of the fish took Whiting, while Red Rocket is also a good bait to try.
If you are into collecting fresh baits, the area between Frankston-Mt Eliza-Mornington has been good for Squid over the shallow beds, while Mornington Pier has been fairly good for Squid on smaller jigs and Garfish on Silverfish early and late in the day. Out from Schnapper Point, there have been some nice schools of Slimeys and Horse Mackerel also to keep the bait jigs busy.