Report 11/10/17

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Report 11/10/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:45 am

Finally, it feels like we are inching into Spring. Football is over, we are getting a bit of warm weather and even the occasional day with no wind. The seasons are a’changin’! We love this part of the year as it really heralds the beginning of the fishing season. With big squid and the first signs of the snapper run in action, it’s a good time to get out and have a crack!

So to get straight into the fishing, the last few weeks have been peppered with big calamari reports on the southern peninsula. Every Spring we see big breeding squid enter the bay from offshore waters to lay their eggs and begin the cycle of life. These squid are often considerable in size up to 3kg commonly. True to annual form we have seen plenty of the specimens in the last little period.

Anglers have been catching them both land based and from the boat, with some good captures coming from the Sisters at Sorrento, the Sorrento moorings, Sorrento Pier, Portsea Pier and Flinders Pier.

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Barry Patterson has been into them, catching them at a number of land based locations including Flinders Pier and Sorrento Pier.

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A quality bag Barry Patterson took at Sorrento Pier last week.

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Over the last month Ben Broomfield has been nailing big squid almost every week. There have been some big patches of cala along with their eggs in the shallows off Sorrento and Portsea. Check out a few of these massive spring squid!

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Sam Novello loves his squid fishing, here are a few that he has caught on our local grounds this month. Sam favours the Harimitsu EWC jig.



In other reports, we have started to see the first signs of life in the snapper season. As is true to the annual pilgrimage of the snapper, some good reports have come early from the top end of the bay and also over in Westernport. This traditionally happens early season. With that said in the last two or three weeks we have seen some sporadic captures off Mornington and in the channel, with some lucky anglers accidentally intercepting them while fishing for gummy shark.

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Mick Brittain caugh this beauty while fishing for gummies on the channel.

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Moffa and the boys have had success in the shallow, warmer water at the top of the 'port.
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We have had some strong northerlies over the last couple of months which has meant there have been some off shore fishing opportunities for those inclined to head our through Port Phillp Heads. Most of the best fishing has been for school size gummy shark as well as snapper. The edge of the reefy areas of Portsea and Sorrento back beach a prime target area.

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Phil from RIP Fishing Charters has been getting his clients into off shore snapper and gummies all month. Very tasty tabe fish.
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For more info drop in and see us at Peninsula Compleat Angler, 11 Boneo Rd in Rosebud, Victoria. Ph: 03 5981 1994.

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