Westernport

Plenty of bread and butter options in the port at present. The whiting fishing has been solid, but many anglers have been reporting of loads of fish smaller school fish up along the banks. To combat this, try fishing a bit deeper with some ‘upsized’ whiting gear – you will surprized at the areas that these bigger fish come from. There’s also been plenty of good gummy shark action about – with some of the larger females on their way into the port to pup.

Customer Chris landed a ripper gummy over the weekend while fishing with a mate Mark. Chris ventured down towards Balnarring, and after getting pestered by banjo sharks he was rewarded with a very nice gummy shark. A well presented chunk of salmon on a single 8/0 circle hook did the job, with the big female weighing 20kg on the nose.

Customer Bryce also landed a solid little gummy while fishing for whiting. Bryce was using squid for bait fishing out from Somers and landed a the chunky shark on a 1-4kg whiting rod and long shank whiting hook. It always pays to have a bigger bait out!

Customer Dajen fished Western port bay last week after some KGW. He had to move around a bit with the cut at middle spit becoming the most productive region. Dajen fished the edge of the bank during the run out tide and found that the best two baits were pipi and cuttlefish.

Staff member Don fished with mate Sam out from Tooradin last week where they managed some nice whiting. The guys found that cuttlefish, californian squid and pipi were the best mix of baits. The best areas were the gradual sloping banks of the Tooradin channel rather than the steeper drop off edges, which fished best during the run in tide.

Customers Stuart and Ben fished the port for some whiting and squid recently. The boys went straight to the middle spit for the morning run out tide where they fished between 1 – 2m of water. They and bagged a few nice whiting on fresh squid wings that were caught during a previous trip. We caught a grass whiting from the same area which were rigged up on a squid spike and converted into a few squid which is a tasty bonus!