Great squid stocking time!

The squid fishing around both bays has been pretty good amongst the slightly average weather conditions and inconsistent water clarity. Many anglers have been out stocking up for the up coming snapper season – and now is the time to be doing this sort of bait prep!

Over in Western Port, customer Brad has been doing well on the squid. Brad has been spending his time fishing along Tyabb and Quail banks where he has been collecting some nice sized squid. Brad has been finding natural green tones with some added UV to be the best perfromers lately.

The Mornington region of Port Phillip has been good for squid recently. Fishing either slightly north or south around the shallow weed beds and rocks in water up to 7m deep has been where most of the action has been. James from Unreel Fishing Charters has been out topping up snapper baits and including a few calamari for a fresh meal here and there. James has found that natural red foiled jigs including shrimp patterns have been the best performers.

Staff member Don has also been fishing the region around Mornington to land some squid. Don has been working the pier and rocks around the area, and has found that again red foil jigs have been the most effective especially when fished late into the afternoon.

Down around the southern end of the Bay, customer Tas has been catching some solid squid out around Blairgowrie and Rye. Tas has been finding the better ground between 5m and 8m deep. The most effective jigs have been the Flashboost models in UV white and Avocado.

Customer Rez has been catching some nice squid, along with cuttlefish while fishing from Portsea. Rez has been fishing the pier at Portsea and has been finding his best jigs have been size 3.0 Yamashita in ‘fire tiger’ patterns.