Snapper, snapper, snapper
  |  First Published: December 2010

Port Albert over the past month has produced snapper fishing like it did 20 years ago.

So if you’re not out there now, get out there as soon as possible.

The snapper are loving the pilchards at the moment, I don’t know why, but I’ve heard of more snapper being caught on pilchards than anything else.

Also for your snapper rigs, it’s probably been 50/50 for captures of snapper on paternoster rigs Vs running sinker rigs: either is working just as well as the other.

I was recently told by an old expert that pilchards are the best bait early in the season and then the snapper move on to eating squid a bit later, so as we move into December the squid may be working better.

There’s heaps of snapper around the 4kg mark, however there are plenty of photos getting around on the mobiles of absolute monsters up to a genuine 10kg.

The guys chasing the snapper are getting just as many gummy sharks as well, so there’s no better time to fish than now.

There are also a few toothy critters such as school sharks mixed in too. The Snake Channel is probably producing most of these fish but then again, it gets fished more for these species than anywhere else.

There are heaps of flathead inside the estuary as well, plenty of them are 40cm plus and there are a couple over 60cm as well.

Offshore there are plenty of big gummy sharks out towards the islands, and they are being caught on fresh fillet baits such as gummy shark, trevally and squid.

For more information on fishing Port Albert contact Will at Allways Angling in Traralgon on 51748544, you will get expert advice and excellent deals on fishing tackle.

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