The Lee Breakwall is still providing good fish for persistent anglers fishing with fresh bait and good tactics – including information from the staff at Portland Bait & Tackle.
Great catches over the past month include: Ken Dervo’s 6kg snapper, Ryan Lindsay’s 4kg snapper and Nelson Millich’s 9kg thresher shark. Nelson also scored a couple of nice snapper after tangling with a few larger sharks. Other fishing parties have caught normal-sized snapper, plenty of calamari squid with the odd good-sized whiting.
North Shore boaties have been landing a variety of species similar to anglers fishing the Lee Breakwall.
Lee Zammit from Greensborough caught a 9.25kg school shark while others have caught bronzie sharks and good-sized calamari squid. RA Charters treated his clients to some great 50cm whiting along with some good-sized snapper on a recent day trip.
Yellowtail have been teasing anglers for the last month, regularly showing up in school formations and refusing to bite. Tim Clark and James Bond both lost their battles with yellowtail but Des Jeffries landed a 8.5kg yellowtail at Snapper Point.
As the weather starts to heat up again more yellowtail should arrive. Hopefully these fish will be larger and will take lures and baits more readily.
Trevally from 2kg have been caught in the harbour along with the odd good-sized snapper and quite a few smaller yellowtail.
Out the back in 60-80m of water, a smorgasbord of catches have been available including large flathead, the odd gummy shark, blue morwong, coral perch, snapper and whiting.
For all your fishing information and freshest bait call in to see the boys at Portland Bait & Tackle for all your latest updates and on the spot info. We have a great friendly staff here to assist you 7 days a week from 7am to 7 pm. Reports for our latest great fishing competition will be in next month’s edition.Reads: 558