Finally some descent weather has allowed us to venture out.
The water is warming up and currently it was averaging 13.5C but has been erratic due to the poor weather.
James Hourigan and his two daughters landed three nice gummy sharks inside Port Albert in the Snake channel area.
They were using pilchards for bait fished with a running sinker rig. They also said there were heaps of draughtboard sharks; however they just persisted and eventually got the three gummy sharks.
There’s been some great catches of calamari in around 2m of water. The Yamashita squid jigs seem to be working great.
They are great eating size at the moment and many anglers have been getting a bag limit. It can even pay to get a few squid in the morning and use them as fresh bait for the snapper, as it’s very hard to beat.
There is still good numbers of garfish in the shallows as well: it really has been a great year for the gars. They’re still a good-eating size of around 40cm.
The better sized flathead are finally in, so get those soft plastics and shallow diving hardbodies for the shallow sand flats as this is where most of the 40cm plus flathead are lying.
By the time this issue is out, the snapper will be well and truly going berserk so don’t miss out. There has already been a few early specimens caught but have been unpredictable due to the water temperature.
Joe Keenan landed an 8kg gummy shark just outside the entrance using pilchards for bait. He also managed to get a swag of good sized flathead as well.
The draughtboard sharks are still annoying everyone inside and outside, yet this will change by November so don’t worry about them too much.
There has been a few really good sized gummy sharks taken out towards the island and there’s a few toothys out there already as well.
For more information on fishing Port Albert, contact Will at Allways Angling in Traralgon on 51748544.Reads: 2355