Snapper good, whiting starting to show
  |  First Published: December 2004

The local surf beaches – Baxters, Williamsons, Kilcunda and Woolamai – have been reasonably quiet with not a lot of salmon about.

There have been reports of a couple of thresher sharks caught off Williamsons Beach and with the weather warming up, now is the time to try for a gummy in the surf. You just need the combination of calm weather and a rising tide after dark and you are in with a good chance.

Powlett and Bass Rivers

The Powlett River is producing a few bream to 1kg. The area has had lots of rain and as soon as the river clears, it should fire up with some good bream, mullet and estuary perch.

The Bass River at Bass Landing is producing some mullet and small salmon.

Newhaven and San Remo

The Newhaven jetty has been producing a few fish, mainly silver trevally and salmon. The San Remo jetty, however, has been quiet.

Just below the bridge, the whiting are now showing up in bigger numbers and above the bridge in Dickies Bay, there have been whiting to 45cm taken and some big garfish on the go.

Cape Woolamai

Offshore of Cape Woolamai, the sharks are starting to show up in numbers. So, for all you offshore boaties, it’s time to start chasing them again. The best area for threshers is the 12-17m line off the glasshouse and for makos and blues anywhere between the 35-50m mark.

Flinders Area

The big run of calamari has slowed down and it’s just about over for another year.

The whiting are starting to show up, and good size fish ranging 400-800g are being caught, but not yet in big numbers. Most of the local anglers are still chasing the snapper in Port Phillip Bay, which has been the best season for years.

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