Port Phillip

Port Phillip has been fishing ok along the Eastern side of the peninsula. The main species on offer have been squid, salmon and garfish – with some good snapper still found deep off Mornington.

Staff member John fished with his dad, and mates Mario and Vitaliy. The boys fished the shipping channel out from Mornington and found some nice snapper. After marking some good fish on the sounder they were coaxed into biting with hard pellets and pilchards cubes. The fish bit well on silver whiting and squid.

After hitting the snapper the boys finished up getting a good bag of squid further south near Mud Island. Fishing the 4m depth was the best area to target the squid – with green and red foil jigs providing the most action.

Customer Vitaliy fished fished Mordialloc pier early during the week where he managed his bag of garfish. Vitaliy fished small silverfish amongst a fine grit berley trail to land his fish, with sporadic amounts of berley thrown back in to re-establish the bite. Long cast floats were the key to getting the bites out the back of the trail.

Customer Brent and his son fished out from Black Rock during the week for the gars. The boys fished around 3m of water out from the ramp and found a good bag of nice sized fish. Incorporating a fine grit berley trail with a small amount of fish oil in the mix got the fish to the back of the boat, and small silverfish was the bait that did the rest of the job.

The squid fishing around the Eastern side of the bay has picked up over the last week. Mornington, Rye and Portsea piers have been the best. Staff member Don fished with his son Tygar at Mornington just earlier this week, where a good bag of squid were landed. Red cloth jigs were the stand out colour patterns in size 2.5 sizes. The best time to make the catch count has been the last 40 min of light.