Anglers eye Xmas feast

REEL GOOD: Brad Apps catches a pinkie snapper.

ON THE BITE Peri Stavropoulos

After a week of windy conditions we are finally starting to see some better weather come in and plenty of reports of fish biting around Port Phillip Bay.

Starting in close around Geelong’s waterfront there has been some great fishing on offer, in particular the Rippleside jetty, with reports of big King George whiting, pinkie snapper, silver trevally and even some black bream.

Most fish are getting caught on bait but it’s also a great spot to cast some soft plastics around.

Owen Westwell snuck out during the week casting soft plastics around the waterfront structure finding himself plenty of pinkie snapper.

What they lacked in size they made up for in terrific numbers, Owen said.

Out from Clifton Springs the pinkies are still on the chew and very willing to eat most soft plastics you throw in front of them.

There are also heaps of pike and flathead in the same area.

Brad Apps got out on the boat over the weekend scoring himself a solid haul of snapper along with some big pike, which make great bait.

Bryce Nurnaitis, Noah Lever and Beau Allen also got out over the weekend with the trio catching some pinkies and big flathead too.

There are also plenty of whiting on the chew in a bit closer off Clifton Springs, and fresh squid or pipis are still your best baits.

Matt and Luka Lončarić from Trellys Geelong and Laverton ventured over to Carrum over the weekend in search of snapper and the boys were not disappointed.

The pair managed to get a bag of snapper to 3kg with the standout bait being silver whiting.

Queenscliff is on fire at the moment for calamari, and they are big!

Anglers fishing the area known as The Bight with baited jigs are having no worries in scoring themselves a bag of squid in no time.

The squid are still sitting on their eggs, so if you can find the eggs you will find the squid.

Inside the harbour is still fishing very well for a whole host of species.

David Le went for a flick on the weekend and found himself some large schools of feisty Australian salmon climbing all over his lures.

David also landed some cracking silver trevally on soft plastics to 40cm, which are great fun in the fast-flowing water. There are also plenty of pinkies on the chew in the same area.

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