Pinkies bite along pier, big squid at Queenscliff

YUM: Squid are biting in the Queenscliff area.

On the Bite, by Chris Pitman

With a busy schedule over the past week, including helping run a tackle show in Geelong, your usual On the Bite contributors ran out of time to produce a full summary of local fishing.

However, next week things should be back to normal, so for now we will provide an abridged version of the usual column.

First, plenty of pinkie snapper were taken on soft plastics by anglers fishing Along Alcoa Pier.

The same area and other locations around the bay fished well for salmon when they were busting up on the surface during the evenings.

Whiting began to come back on the chew off St Leonards. Tidal flow was key to success, with baits such as pippie and squid accounting for fish to 40cm.

Queesncliff Harbour was on fire for pinkies and silver trevally. Casting soft plastics on 1/8oz jig heads timed with slack tide caught both species to over 40cm. Nearby, the grass beds off Queenscliff gave up some thumping big squid for anglers drifting with artificial jigs.

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