Report 7/10/16

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 7/10/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:18 pm

The frustration at this time of the year is often the wind and true to form, we are in one of those periods. This year we have also had a lot of rain which will be interesting to see how it affects the fishing in Port Phillip Bay. According to long time charter operator and friend of mine Phil Stephens, some years where we have a lot of rain sees the snapper spend more time in the south of the bay. Time will tell.

Locally, it has been pretty good when people have been able to get out. We have seen some nice fishing for reds around Mount Martha and Dromana while big spring squid and whiting are still keeping plenty of anglers entertained.

Matt Cini from Reel Time Fishing Charters has been doing plenty of snapper missions, trying to find where the fish are holding up. At the minute he has found fish from Carrum to Mount Martha with no one congregation being a standout. Nice to see, as is often the case early in the season, some good quality fish around the 6kg mark.
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On the whiting front we have still seen some good captures around Rye, Blairgowrie and Sorrento although the patch that was firing a few weeks back off the Sisters I believe was ultimately netted. There are only two remaining netting licenses in Port Phillip Bay and unfortunately our local waters have still been the target of some of this activity. It will certainly be great when the nets are completely gone.

Marty Ellul and son Xavier fished a little further afield, chasing a bunch of king George while fishing over at St Leonards, which is still a popular area for many peninsula fishos. The guys were not disappointed with a massive bag of good quality tingas.
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Spring is traditionally a time for big squid and this year is no different with some big, big calamari already making showing. Often we will see these breeder size squid right through until November so if snapper are not your thing the squid can certainly be a good target at this time of year. Most of the reports of the bigger cala we have had have typically come from the more tidal reaches of the peninsula. Portsea, Queenscliff, the Lonsdale bight and around mud island some of the better known areas.

Chris Cassar was at it agin last week nailing a few huge squid. Check out these bad boys!

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