Southern squid

Port Phillip’s southern end has been running hot and cold for squid this week, but last week many anglers reported excellent squid fishing. The region from Mt Martha through to Sorrento has been best, with plenty caught around Blairgowrie and Rye.

Customers Cip, Lee and Mark have been doing really well on the squid while fishing out from Rye. The boys have found that bright ‘solid’ white or white/pink UV jigs in 3.0 and 3.5 have been the killers, and that the squid have been found a bit deeper than their usual areas.

Customer Hummer has been catching some of the larger squid on offer from the southern end of the bay. Hummer has been fishing around the Rye area and has found that size 3.5 jigs are his go-to, especially in green/glow and pink/glow colours.

Customer Izzy has been fishing southern Port Phillip for squid around the Mt Martha and Rye regions. Izzy has been doing well on the squid with natural coloured jigs on the shallower broken where the schools of anchovies have been pushed by the winds. Smaller size 2.5 jigs have been excellent in conditions where they are able to get down as they are a perfect match to a lot of the baitfish around at present.

Size 3.5 jigs in darker ‘wrasse’ patterns fished a bit deeper over the reef and grass towards Rosebud have been good for targeting the larger squid also, as these deeper sections with increased current have been holding some much larger models.