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Nicole Penfold
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Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:06 am

Port Phillip Bay
The recent fishing out of Port Phillip Bay has been fairly hard due to some poor weather and high winds that we have experienced within the past week. Having said that, there has been windows of opportunity to get out and fish for the keen angler. Those that have been able to get out have encountered some cracking fish with everything from bags of squid locally to tuna and kings in the RIP. With the forecast for this weekend looking very promising, there will be some great fishing on offer. Slow trolling live baits such as calamari and the Samaki Hummer V2 knife jigs have seemed to have accounted for the most Kingfish. Schools of tuna have also been encountered out the front of the RIP, Rapala X-Raps matching the profile of the surrounding bait seemed to have been the undoing of these awesome fighting fish. The local reefs have also been holding some great fish, with plenty of good sized calamari around.


Similar to Port Phillip Bay, Westernport has been fairly hard to fish due to the recent run of poor weather. Despite this many anglers braved the conditions and have been rewarded for their efforts. Everything from large bags of whiting and squid to some awesome sized gummy sharks have been in abundance. Sourcing fresh bait such as salmon and squid and combining this with a tide change has been critical for success on the gummies and whiting. On the Calamari front, larger profile jigs matched with your darker colours have seemed to be the undoing of the larger squid. Jigs such as the Evergreen 3.5 Extra Deep and Yamashita 3.5 have been very successful. With the weather forecast ahead for this weekend looking excellent expect plenty of kingfish to be caught. Slow trolling live squid, salmon and yakkas has been most successful in the past weeks, investing time into gathering a range of live baits and fishing them next to your teasers should see you get a few bites.


Bermagui has started to see some nice fish over the past week now that the current has backed off. Plenty of bait balls with multiple fish on each ball has been common and pitching your baits into the middle of the ball with Fluorocarbon leader has been the best way to get a bite.. The 12 Mile has also seen a good bite over the past few days with a few boats seeing up to 5 fish for a days fishing. There is plenty of bait around and the bite should continue for many more weeks to come we only need the weather to get out there.


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