The big squid are back at Flinders and Stony Point so if you want a feed of calamari or some snapper bait, now is the time to start chasing them.
In Western Port Yo Zuri jigs are working well but the baited jigs are accounting for higher numbers of the bigger squid. It’s also the trout opening for all our inland streams and I will be dangling a worm or two in order to catch a few trout. It won’t be long before the snapper start to show up again, so it’s all happening!
Kilcunda, Baxters, Williamsons, Woolamai and Gunnamatta are all producing salmon to 1.5kg. The best baits are whitebait, bluebait, squid and pipis.
Gunnamatta has also been good for medium-sized gummies between 4-5kg after dark. If you’re chasing gummies then fresh fish strip baits are the way to go.
Above and below the Road Bridge the fishing has been very quiet. There are still a few whiting to 36cm being caught near Stony Island. Below the bridge, salmon and ’couta are available at the entrance.
The deep water off Cowes was producing some good-sized gummies but they are now few and far between. The snapper should start showing up in the deep water off Ventnor.
There are a few estuary perch, mullet and plenty of eels on the go in the Tarwin River. The last half of the run-out tide has been the best time to fish.
The Powlett River is still very quiet and it needs a decent flood to get bream into the river.
If you’re after squid, try using a weighted baited jig with silver whiting attached and drift over the weed beds.
There are also some good numbers of snook about. On my last outing with my brother, George, we managed 26 snook to 2.5kg for an hour’s trolling.Reads: 1962