Westernport

Gummies, whiting and squid have been making up the bulk of the reports from Westernport during the week – with plenty of all on offer.

Customer Luke went out in the port during the week with a friend in search of a feed of flake. Luke took some of his recently purchased light tuna outfits out to fish some heavier lead and deeper water and was very happy with their performance on the gummies. Luke fished the deeper water near Bagge harbour out from Warneet, and 3 nice table gummies were landed. Fishing some steep channel edges with arrow squid was the successful method.

Customer Dejan has been fishing the top end of the port over the past week. Dejan has been fishing out from Warneet and has experimented with fishing both shallow and deep for varied results. Some of the larger fish have been caught fishing deeper off the banks – with water around 12m being the right zone, especially when small patches of rubble and reef are nearby. Dejan has been finding pipi, squid and cuttlefish have been the most effective baits.

John from Victorian Fishing Charters has had plenty of happy clients out on the whiting during the week. John has been fishing out from Hastings around Tankerton and Tortoise Head and has been having success fishing the ultra shallow water for these fish. Big tides and water under 1m in depth has been a great place to search for feeding fish – especially if these tides are aligned with periods of low light. The most productive baits have been pipi and cuttlefish, and when fished on small dropshot or stinger style hooks have been deadly.