Port Phillip

While the boat traffic has been substantially slower in the bay – there has been some nice snapper floating about for those in pursuit of them. Fishing around the Mornington region has been the best bet for the reds. A bit further south along the peninsula, the whiting and squid have been a good prospect – with some decent flatties thrown in the mix also.

Customer Dejan fished out from Mornington recently in search of a snapper or two – and has was rewarded with fish to around 3kg. Dejan fished pretty much along the channel edge in 23m of water and landed the fish after sun up. Fishing whole silver whiting was the go, with a ‘bouncing’ rig also collecting a couple of smaller fish as well.

Customers Tom and Rhys went out from Mornington also in search of the salmon, but were pleasantly surprized when they had some fun on the school snapper. The boys fished in close to Mornington pier and noticed some decent marks on the sounder so changed to snapper-suitable plastics and there the action started. The boys worked through the 6-8m area, and found that 5 inch garfish profiles were the best when coated in gel scent and fished with a jerk and kill action.

Customer Michelle and friend Mel have been having fun on squid, whiting and flathead out around Rosebud. Fishing bright UV colours in the Black Magic squid snatcher jigs was the best way to snare some squid in the shallows. Fishing cocktail baits of pipi and squid some whiting made their presence felt, and the whiting were coughing up small pieces of worm from the reef – which in turn made excellent bait to catch more of them! A couple of nice blue spot flathead were the icing on the cake for a nice mixed bag from the area!

Customer Jordan has been catching some quality calamari out from Mornington. Jordan has found that size 3.0 jigs have been the best for him when used in water around 5m deep. His favourite colour patterns have been UV white and ‘tiger’ bases, with these brighter colours really getting the attention of the squid quicker.