October showed Portland anglers just what the new season had to offer, and in November this can only get better. Daylight savings will allow anglers more time to target their favourite species, such as King George whiting, snapper, flathead, gummy shark, school shark, mulloway and calamari.
Squid have moved back along our coast and will hang around for the approaching summer months. This will bring fishing closer into the north shore, the Lee Breakwall and the harbour.
Late November should also see the return of the mighty yellowtail kingfish along Minerva Reef, as well as mako sharks for those fishing around the back.
Recent catches off the Lee Breakwall have seen anglers land good-sized snapper up to 9kg along with other snapper ranging from 30-60cm, King George whiting from 30-60cm, flathead, leatherjackets, couta, calamari squid, gummy and school sharks.
In and around the harbour, off the marina there has been calamari squid, trevally and whiting, while the canal has mullet, trevally and bream keeping anglers busy.
For those fishing the north shore and beyond by surf or boat, there have been catches of gummy shark, school sharks, seven gill sharks, legal sized snapper, salmon, couta, calamari squid and the odd mulloway.
The fishing along from the golf course to Point Danger there has been catches of King George whiting. For those heading around the back between Point Danger and Cape Bridgewater in depths of water between 40-100m appearing back at the cleaning tables have been good-sized flathead, gummy and school sharks, nannygai, coral perch, snapper, gurnard, and morwong.
Surf fishing out at Bridgewater for salmon have been keeping anglers busy with good-sized salmon from 1-3kg.
For those freshwater fishing, the Fitzroy River has been producing good-sized bream along with good catches of yellow-eyed mullet. The Surrey River has also seen good-sized bream caught.
Now that the footy is over for the year it is time to get your gear out and prepare for the approaching season as it looks like being another great year.
So if you’re thinking of heading Portland way and for all your latest fishing and weather reports give the boys at Portland Bait & Tackle a call on 03 5523 5213, we are open 7 days a week from 7 to 7.
Jason Armstrong with a decent 6.4kg snapper caught off the Lee breakwater
Jason Caldow of Hamilton with a great 8.6kg snapper also caught off the Lee breakwater.Reads: 629