Squid slowly starting back up

While the squid fishing hasn’t been setting any records, with clear conditions in both bays there still has some nice cephalopods on offer. The standout areas for squidding at the moment tend to be closer to the stable temperature zones of Bass Strait, so think areas towards Westernport’s Eastern and Western entrances, and around Portsea and Queenscliff in Port Phillip.

Customer Ismail has been doing some squid fishing from the rocks over the past week, with the Mornington and Mt Martha areas being his region of choice. While the squid action hasn’t been red hot for him he has still landed a few every time. Ismail has been fishing a selection of jigs, with size 2.5 being his choice during calmer conditions, and when there has been more wind he has opted for a size 3.0 for ‘slowfall’ head.

Customer Jamie fished a couple of mates out in Westernport recently and did well on the squid. Jamie and mates fished from Tortoise Head south to get their bag of squid, with a variety of jig colours all working, in size 3.0 and 3.5.

Customer Izzy loves her squid fishing, and while the fishing hasn’t been red hot she has still been out there getting into them. Izzy has been fishing the lower reaches of Westernport with friends and has found some quality calamari. Fishing size 3.0 and 3.5 jigs with added chin weights helped keep the jigs down amongst the deep kelp and attracted the larger squid to the kill zone. ‘Flashboost’ technology really stood out in the clear water, with the added flash really aiding in simulating a distressed baitfish ready to be preyed upon.