Port Phillip

Port Phillip has seen a bit less fishing pressure recently – with many anglers still on holidays and spread around the state. If you’re fishing locally there are still a few options to chase in the bay. Some schools of snapper have still been caught with the most prominent area being out wide of Mornington and Mount Martha. Down along the peninsula the whiting and calamari have been pretty consistent – with both landbased and boat options for anglers of all skill.

Customers Mario, Richard and Vitaly fished out from Mornington in search of some snapper and the boys weren’t disappointed. The bite was a strict first light appearance, with the fish holder out deep towards the edge of the transit channel. While the fish weren’t huge, they made up for in numbers. The most effective baits were pillies and medium sized yakkas.

Customer Brent sorted himself with a nice bag of whiting from the southern end of the bay. The rosebud area fished well for him during the incoming tide. Freshly caught cuttlefish was the golden bait on this bag of fish. The best depth seemed to be around the 8m area.

Customer Angelo fished with mate Nicola out from Safety Beach during the week. The boys had a bit of a mixed bag session with squid, garfish, flathead and pinkies landed from the shallows. Size 3.0 jigs were best on the squid, with green/gold foil working well in the sunlight. Pilchard and squid accounted for most of the other fish caught.

Customer Olly shot down to Patto for a quick landbased session throwing lures around. Olly is right into his finesse fishing and loves his lure and plastic fishing. Olly fished around the mouth of the river during the week where he found a heap of school sized salmon. Fishing small baitfish imitation plastics he landed some salmon and a nice bream in a short session. Scent was needed on the plastics to give the fish a bit longer to hang onto them.