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Nicole Penfold
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Report 26/5/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri May 27, 2016 5:42 pm

The fishing this week has been exceptional! With some great windows in weather many anglers have taken the chance and been successful across both bays and around the coast.

There have been some great winter Snapper being caught in both bays up to 7kg and some awesome whiting and calamari too. Snapper have been hard to tempt with anglers having to put in time sounding to find the right fish and waiting while they berley to them! It has been well worth the wait though!

Barrels have been a hot topic this week as they have certainly taken off! Some massive fish getting caught all across Apollo Bay through to Port MacDonnell with Port MacDonnell being the hot spot for big fish! Trolling skirted lures has been the best way to tempt a beast in the Big Dog and Otto patters!

The weather looks to be clearing up a bit next week so get out there and take advantage! You never know what might happen!

Port Phillip Bay
Port Phillip has been slow this week due to the weather but those putting in the time have been rewarded with some great catches! Snapper up to 2kg have been caught off piers after the wild winds on pilchard baits.

Squid are fishing well on the Western side of the port along with whiting in the same areas. Shallow fishing has been the key over broken ground. Berley has by far been the key and without it you will find it hard to get a good bite going.

Winter snapper are starting to show themselves more. It is a case of fresh bait, marking the fish and sitting on them while you get a berley trail going. Key times have been sunset at this stage but it has not been easy with this weather!
Eric Pang fished between Rye and Sorrento for Squid one afternoon last week and managed to easily get his bag on some great size calamari!
Ben Holman was fishing between 2-6pm around the Chelsea wreck the other day chasing winter Snapper.
He ended up landing some cracking fish between 4-6kg. Silver whiting reportedly did the damage. Ben reported he caught quite a few undersized pinkies between these two fish.
Customers Jake and Joel fished around Patterson Lakes the other day and reported they smashed the bream. Most fish were around 35-45cm in length! Joel said they were floating down bread on hooks and light leaders under bridges.
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Callan and good friend Danno fished Rosebud pier in 30 knot winds with waves and rain pouring down on them, they were rewarded with some cracking Salmon around 2- 3kg mark. Fishing light gear with whole Pilchard as baits, they landed 8 and dropped 20. They also landed a thumper of a lizard just to top it off!

Western Port
The fishing in Western Port this week has been heating up as that weather cools down, Snapper have been a common catch up in the Top End channels with key hot spots around Corinella and Tooradin areas. Fresh Squid baits have been the key and fish up to 7kg are not uncommon. It certainly is a waiting game though!

Gummy sharks have been fishing well again in the top end but mostly smaller sized fish have been caught this week in the channel entrances. The Western Entrance fished very well for most though over the moon with reports of some big Gummy Sharks coming in up to 28kg!

Calamari have been more present for those putting in the time for them. Shallow broken reef has been the key lately and berley berley berley! Big squid are still getting caught around the same areas with key jig colours being bright lately due to dirty water!
Staff member Matt with an awesome Snapper caught around the top end of Western Port on the run out tide! Matt reported some slow fishing but the quality of fish was good. The best bait was fresh Squid.
Jason Puru and his brother fished Western Port the other day and managed yet another nice winter Snapper from Western Port over the past few days! This fish was taken by Jasons Brother in the early afternoon around Quail Bank. It measured 85cm!
Theo fished Western Port chasing a bag of Whiting and he wasn't disappointed! He came home with a nice bag of Whiting between 4 people and 20 Calamari to top it off! 8m off Hastings was the go for him over broken ground!
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Mason fished Western Port Friday night for gummy sharks in the Western Entrance and wasn't disappointed! He boated a big gummy that went 28kg, then headed back out Saturday with mate Jed Florence and tried for snapper up the top end of westernport and landed a nice fish of around 5 kgs, both fish where taken on fresh Squid and Cuttlefish baits caught off Sorrento Friday afternoon.
Apollo Bay

The fishing in Apollo Bay has really started to heat up on the tuna as of late. With big reef fishing well on the schoolies. Bait has been all over the place and Red Bait has been the food of choice. Con has been getting some cracking fish on his 80 Fathoms skirts lately having an epic session the past few days with 4 way and 3 way hooks ups! They have been catching mostly school fish in the 15 to 20kg size. Check out the 80 Fathoms Lures here! He also reports some excellent Snapper out over the wide reefs at the moment up to 1.5 kg! If you want to get onto some unbelievable fishing then give Con a call on 0418 524 302 and get onto Hit N Run charters!
The fishing in Apollo Bay has really started to heat up on the tuna.

Lakes Entrance

The swords in Lakes Entrance have been going so well with everyone out there starting to have a crack! This week good mates of the store Joel Ryan, Ben Donegan and Stu Penton went out for a shot at one. They came up with an awesome surprise after a sword bait got smashed down deep and after an epic battle on their gear they pulled in a 116kg jumbo bluefin!

Port Mac

Port Mac has been hot and fishing well this past week with multiple jumbo's coming in over 100kg. Fisherman haven't needed to go far to chase these beast with some getting hooked in as little as 50m of water. Skirts such as dark Blues and Greens have been the go lately.

We got some epic news this week from a good friend of the shop Ty Ear who fished Port Mac on Tuesday Morning. He reports they headed south towards Nelson in 65m of water and being his first time chasing big bluefin he wasn't expecting much. Everything came together in the end when they got a bite from a jumbo later weighing in at 105kg. Ty reports the fish ate a medium sized lumo skirt. Not a bad way to kick off the season and christen the new boat.

The past few days Portland has been fishing incredibly well with heaps of school fish being pulled in around the 60-80m line. Fish are getting caught casting and trolling and the main colours have been dark blues and lumo greens at this stage!

Jason Farruiga had an epic day out with some customers where he reported to have hooked and released over 20 school fish and unfortunately lost a barrel est to be 120-130kg at the boat after a 2 hour fight! Madness! Get out there today with Magnet charters if you are up for an unbelievable session! Jason has said he has been having his best luck on the 80 Fathoms Lure in Big Dog Colour!

Boat Show discount for Fishing Fever Customers!

The discount code entitles you to 25% off the online purchase of tickets to the Melbourne Boat Show! People can buy their tickets online at The show itself will run from 17-20 June at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre!

Want MORE fishing?
The 3SER Fishing show has a new time slot of 5-6pm on THURSDAYS! The show will also be aired from 7-8am on Fridays for those that like the current time slot. ON 97.7FM
Tune into OFF THE HOOK hosted by Rex Hunt and Lee Rayner from 7-8am Saturdays on SEN 1116AM!

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Mordialloc Vic 3195
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