Plenty of fish in the bay

Chris Pitman with a mulloway 204616_01

Peri Stavropolous

Port Phillip Bay this week has provided some great fishing, whether you’re off a boat or land-based there is plenty of fish to catch.

St Helens rocks has been quite productive over the past week for pinkie snapper.

Although most of the fish are touch and go legal size they are providing plenty of entertainment with a few bigger fish getting caught too.

Baits such as bluebait and squid are your best bet on a simple paternoster rig is proving deadly, you can also expect flathead, whiting and salmon off the rocks here too. If in the boat then the inner harbour is still providing plenty of pinkie snapper as well, simply casting soft plastics at the structure should find you hooking into a few.

King George whiting and squid are still fishing well all over the bay with Wedge Spit and St Leonards being the two current hot spots.

Fishing on a tide change has been the key to success with bag limit captures very achievable and the fish are getting up to and over 40cm.

Squid are still on the go in all your common spots around the peninsula, if you’re fishing land based then Point Cook and St Leonards are the spots you want to have a look at. Size #3.0 jigs have been working best in natural colours and night time seems to be producing the best results.

The offshore tuna and kingfish craze is still going strong, although the weather hasn’t been super but if you can get out the rewards are there.

The tuna are still on the bite from Cape Schanck right through to Lorne between 25 and 60m, and they are hungry!

No matter if you’re trolling or casting, both techniques are producing just as many fish as each other but trolling Halco 190 Laser Pros still seem to be the standout lure.

The Glenelg River has come back onto the radar with some good fishing on offer for bream, perch and mulloway.

Casting lures such as Zman Grubz, Cranka Crabs and Ecogear VX vibes are a standout lure for down that way and the best thing about them is that everything in that system eats them.

Peri Stavropoulos and Chris Pitman from Trellys along with Owen Westwell and Josh Whitford made the drive down over the weekend, landing plenty of bream, perch and mulloway.

If you’re keen to chase a bream and save the massive drive then the Maribyrnong River has also been producing plenty of bream.

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