Port Phillip has been producing a bit of mixed bag fishing recently. While the snapper have all but gone quiet, there have been patches of fish around
that have been eating. If you were to target them the southern region around Mt Martha has been the area to look around, in depths of 18 - 20m. Customer
Simon got out recently after purchasing a new outfit for the bay and christened it nicely with a couple of nice fish at 6.5 and 5.2kg. Simon caught
both fish on squid, in 17m off Mt Martha.
There have been some whiting reports floating around the bay, but not as many as Western port. Many anglers don't fish for the whiting as much in the bay
but they are there to be caught. Friend of the store Bruce fished with mates out from Queenscliff to land a bag of nice whiting to 41cm. Run out tide
was the better time with fresh squid and pipi doing the damage on size 2 long shank hooks. During the whiting fishing some nice squid also found themselves
on a 'sleeper' jig behind the boat as they chased the hooked whiting in. The area between here and St Leonards has been more consistent for KGW lately.
There have been whiting caught up the top end by anglers persisting. Customer Bashir and mate fished out from Black Rock to land a nice bag of fish around
the reef. Fishing pipi and prawn was the go on these fish, and constantly moving from the schools of pinkies. The area between Black Rock and Brighton
has been producing whiting around the shallow broken ground.
The large gummies have showed up in the southern channels of the bay recently for anglers after them. Fishing the south channel has been the go for these
larger fish, but many of the neighboring channels have been producing smaller table fish. Customer Josh fished the south channel and Rye channel recently
to land a couple of quality gummies. Josh found that salmon and squid were the productive baits for the session.
Around the head and the 'rip' the kingies are starting to show up. While not red hot just yet they are about to go. Customer Damien has been helping out
aboard 'Reel Time' Fishing Charters and over the weekend they landed their first solid king for the season at 13kg. The fish was caught in shallow
water around the rip and gave some real heat when hooked. This is just a taste of things to come, so the time to get prepared is now!