Summer snapper make a comeback

The snapper have just recently kicked back into gear in both bays, with the reaches from Frankston – Mt Martha providing most of the action, while in Westernport there have been fish spread out from Corinella through to both entrances. Fishing the shallower water in Westernport has been the method of coming across some better quality fish.

Some of the fish that have been caught in Port Phillip have been lovely school fish, from 2.5 – 4.5kg. Customer Chris has done well during his last few trips out in the bay, with fish to 63cm coming on squid and silver whiting.

Newly hooked fishing tragic Alexandro was introduced to snapper fishing recently. Alex landed this lovely snapper while fishing with his uncle in about 18m of water. This lovely fish took a whole silver whiting.

Customer Nati took the boys out from Ricketts in search of snapper and they weren’t disappointed. Both Dean and Charlie caught their first snapper each, with fish at 3.7kg and 5kg, both which were caught on pilchards fish around the edge of the reef.

Over in Westernport there has been good numbers of pinkies about and some nice school snapper also. Customer Mitchell fished with his cousin out from Rhyll recently where they landed snapper to around 3kg. Mitchell’s fish took half a saury fished on a paternoster flasher rig.