Bag a feed of local flatties

If a feed of flathead tails is your thing, then the top end of Port Phillip is a great place to be looking at the moment. While few anglers think of this region of the bay, Hobsons bay through to Altona and Brighton is an excellent area to be actively targeting sand flathead for a feed. The slightly warmer shallows around the area are full of isolated patches of reef, weed and sand shelves, and make ideal ambush points for the flatties.

Customer Ryan normally fishes the region and has been catching some good numbers of fish over the past few weeks. Ryan finds quality fish using a few different methods – both trolling and casting. Trolling small deep diving hardbodies through water 3 – 5m deep has been a good method for finding patches that hold fish, and slowly working small minnow-tail plastics on jigheads around 1/8oz picks up a few more lurking in the area.