Westernport’s Winter Squid

Westernport has been experiencing a good early Winter or larger squid as they come to spawn. While many anglers go in search of large squid later during the year, the onset of cooler weather and water temps prompts some big models to move in, and these are the ones to target at the moment. Fishing anywhere south in the port, especially around areas such as Flinders, Vetnor and Shoreham has been the ideal starting point. Targeting deeper kelp beds and reef has also been an excellent way to find the bigger squid.

Young gun Mike got out on the port last week and found some crackers fishing size 3.5 jigs deeper in search of the big ones.

Customer Jamie fished around Reef Island during the week with a mate and bagged some nice squid. The most productive jigs for the area were size 3.0 Gancraft in wrasse patterns and size 2.5 Flash Boosts when there was any extra sunlight showing. Fishing in depths of around 3m was the most productive.

Customer Mitch landed some cracking early Winter squid fishing the top end of the port recently. Mitch was in search of big squid and found some crackers by fishing deep out from Hastings. Using 3.5 jigs and adding tip-run weights to get them down and hold them deep while on the drift was the method to getting to the bigger models. Black silhouettes and bright orange/pink patterns were equally effective.