ON THE BITE Chris Pitman
The local fishing at the moment is still proving to be quite productive with the snapper fishing still going well.
Fishing in the northern end of the bay around P2 and the Faulkner beacon have had a few reports of snapper taken over the week, however the fishing at times can be quite challenging so patience may be a key factor to coming home with a feed.
Not far from this action, Point Cook has been having plenty of squid still on the chew close to the shore.
Casting artificial jigs over the weed beds in about 3.5m of water has been the best way to target them.
Clifton Springs is still drawing a large crowd of boats all in the hope of finding a snapper or two with plenty of success being had.
Along the channel has been one of the most popular areas with most fish around that 3kg mark with still a few larger fish getting thrown into the mix.
In a bit closer there is still plenty of pinkies between legal and about 2.5kg taking a liking to soft plastics, however bait seems to be getting the better numbers and size.
There is plenty of other species in the same area snatching up anglers plastics including salmon, pike, flathead and even King George whiting.
The whiting fishing at the moment has been fantastic as of late with most boats finding themselves an easy feed.
Fishing from Clifton Springs right through to Queenscliff has definitely been the go-to locations, in particular St Leonards.
Fishing a tide change of an evening has been the best time by far and with baits such as pipi, squid and pilchard fillets proving deadly finding plenty of fish to over 40cm.
Chris from Trellys got out over the weekend and boated himself a cracking feed of whiting from Queenscliff on pipis.
Queenscliff harbour has been fishing very well as of late for silver trevally with great numbers and at a great size.
Guys fishing baits with either pilchards or pipis have been finding the majority of them but the bigger fish have been biting much better on soft plastics.
The Barwon River around Fyansford has had a few reports of redfin starting to roll in over the past week, although not massive in size they make up for it in great numbers.
Brad Apps got out during the week and had great success on them casting megabass sigletts getting those exiting surface strikes.