Windy woes around Western Port
  |  First Published: July 2016

This past month has been wind, wind and more wind. I don’t mind fishing in the rain but windy conditions certainly makes it difficult, whether it’s in a boat or on the beach. Being chucked around in a boat or being sandblasted at the beach is not much fun. So my fishing trips have been curtailed until we get some better weather.

Surf Beaches

With the windy conditions surf fishing has been difficult, but on the calmer days or days where the strong northerlies persisted, beach fishing has been good. Williamsons Beach has been producing salmon up to 1.5kg with whitebait working the best. Venus Bay has also been fishing well with the last half of the top of the tide producing the most fish.

San Remo Area
Below the Bridge

Outside the Entrance off the Glasshouse when the weather allows there are still some good catches of sand and tiger flathead to be had along with reasonable sized silver whiting.

Inside the Entrance in the Cleelands Bight area, calamari are about in good numbers and the odd whiting is being caught in the same area.

Above the Bridge

Some good reports of calamari have been coming in off Reef Island and off the Tyabb Bank. Now that the cold weather has set in, whiting have become very scarce so it’s just a case of moving around and trying different areas. If you are lucky, you might just catch a feed.

The northern end of the bay has been producing the odd winter snapper. Hopefully things will pick up as we get into the winter months.

Flinders Area

Conditions haven’t been favourable to fish this area, however there are good numbers of snook about, and trolling lures over the weed beds will catch them.

The whiting have all but disappeared but a few reasonable sized gummies have been coming in from the Point Leo area.

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