Port Phillip Snapper success

While the Melbourne weather really hasn’t been very fishing-friendly at all for most of the snapper season, there have still been some keen anglers getting out and amongst the fish. The rough and wetter than normal conditions have gotten the fish chewing well, but the constant spiking and dropping of the bay’s temperature has been the only main factor keeping the fishing hot and cold.

Customer Natalie took the ski out recently after doing a stock up at the store. Natalie fished in close from Frankston down to Canadian Bay and caught some nice school snapper and big pinkies. Natalie found squid on a flasher rig the most effective with the slightly dirty water, and the best depth was around 6m.

Customer Ben also fished out from Frankston and had a good session on the red recently. Fishing Reedys Rigs tipped with squid and pilchard was fishing the best for him, with the UV ‘scallop’ colour standing out in the dirty conditions. A few moves about from 7m through 14m were needed but some nice fish landed in the end.

Customer Nick got on the board for the season recently also fishing out towards P2. Nick sounded around the anchorage and found a few likely marks so anchored up and starting the berley trail. Nick managed a couple of nice fish and caught on both californian squid and silver whiting.

Customers Billy and John snuck out from Carrum recently and landed a couple of nice eating fish. The boys dropped the anchor in 16m of water and berleyed up with Snapper Skittles and cubed pillies, and landed a 44cm and 65cm fish straight up. One came on silver whiting and the other on pilchard.