Shore based snapper and salmon

With some pretty average weather on it’s way over the weekend, it’s time to get out the long rods and be in search of some local shore based action. The piers and local beaches and rock platforms will be a hit with anglers in search of big red. Amongst the snapper action from these shore based points, there have been some solid salmon pushing the bait schools in close to shore – with some salmon being genuine 2kg plus models.

Customer Sixto has been spending some time fishing from the shoreline of Port Phillip in search of snapper. Sixto has caught some nice fish to around 4kg from the rocks around Mornington during strong Northerly winds. Fishing 13ft surf gear and baits of pilchard, salmon and squid has been the go for him.

Amongst the rough weather some of the piers along the Eastern seaboard have been seeing runs of solid salmon. Mornington, Frankston and Mordialloc piers and along the beach around Mentone have been the areas the fish have been moving through. Customer Dino caught some nice salmon from Frankston pier during his most recent outing. A bit of dirty water and onshore winds had the fish in the area and active. Dino caught his fish on a mixture of bluebait and ‘live bait’ lures.

Customers Ismail and Nico have really been knuckling down and spending their time practising their local land based fishing with pinkies, salmon and snapper on their list. Stocking up on the correct gear and perfecting the rigs, and also persisting with new spots has led the guys to success.

The boys have been catching salmon to about 1.5kg amongst heaps of table sized pinkies and a few nice snapper to around 3kg, mainly coming from the sand and local piers at night. Trevally, salmon, pilchard and squid have all been producing fish, with the attention to detail on the rigging side of things really paying off for the boys.