With school starting again, it’s back to weekend fishing for most, even though the midweek fishing is still firing. The weather so far has been kind to us, so let’s hope those easterly winds stay away for a bit longer.
Gummy sharks and bronze whalers have been prevalent in Whale Bay, with catches of fish up to 20kg being recorded. The baits of choice are pilchards and eel. While you wait for your nice piece of flake, you can always bag out on the good old flathead.
Hammerhead and mako sharks have been sighted near the entrance of Port Albert, with some of the small hammerheads being caught.
There are still good numbers of small snapper being caught off Manns Beach. You can always get a feed of the humble flathead out around the islands, and straight out the front of the entrance at the five mile mark.
Good-sized whiting are being taken in good numbers down at the Old Port and the Basket Beacon. Pipis (when available) and freshly pumped clickers (bass yabbies) are the baits of choice. The top of the change of tide seems to be working for most people.
Flathead can still be found by fishing along the edges of the weed beds.
Gummy sharks have been caught inside at Port Albert, but they are much smaller than the ones taken outside.
On a recent trip out of Manns, Macka from Frankston got the surprise of his life when he hauled in a nice 3kg crayfish. I know what he was having for dinner that night!
Shane Richards of Yarram also did rather well, landing himself a huge flathead. In fact it was too good for the plate, and was sent off to be mounted (it will look nice in the shed).
Keep the reels turning as there are still plenty of fish out there to be caught, and Easter is only just around the corner.
Please feel free to send in any photos you took of your catch while on holidays. We will put them on our brag board – and you never know you might end up in this report.Reads: 737