Squid reports have been good over the past week even with the rain that has washed into the bays. Westernport has seemed to be consistent with the squid
fishing and there have been some big squid caught. Customer Justin caught some nice models around the 1kg size up along the shallower banks of the
Customer Chau and his brother fished out from Hastings recently to land some thumping squid on the banks. The guys managed squid to 2kg on a mixture of
jigs, with blacks and greens working - along with jigs baited with silver whiting.
Customers Stan and Stephan fished the Sorrento and Blairgowrie area of Port Phillip recently with some big squid landed. Covering ground from 4m to 10m
in depth they found some good patches of squid. Size 3.0 jigs were most effective when fished with small chin weights to get down faster, with red,
UV clear and UV black the best performers.
The rocky sections of the bay's shoreline have been producing average sized squid as per normal. Ledges such as Mornington and Mt Martha have had squid
in the 20cm size range caught on size 2.5 and 3.0 jigs. Some anglers fishing slow sinking 3.5 jigs have also been luring in larger squid with the extra
distance on the cast, so if you haven't used a jig like this it may just land you that big one from your favourite land based location.
The run of large squid has lasted around Mornington of late, with local angler Mario landing a good bag of big squid from the area. Again size 3.0 and
3.5 jigs have been the go, covering the water more effectively and catching the attention of the bigger squid. Customer Jo also caught some nice ones
at Mornington and also Beaumaris. The Beaumaris region is very shallow and rocky so size 2.5 or 3.0 shallow jigs are the go.