Port Phillip has produced some nice snapper this Winter for anglers out targeting them, and there should still her a few more caught right through until Spring. While they are not as common during the colder months, groups of fish make their way in and out of the bay all year long, and there are also smaller patches of fish that stay in the bay for most of the year.
Customer Danny went for a fish with a few mates last week in search of some nice pinkies to take home for a feed. Danny and mates fished from the rocks down around Mt Martha, and had some action after starting up with some berley. The guys caught some smaller pinkies but Danny well and truly took the cake when he landed this lovely snapper of around 5kg. The solid fish took a whole bluebait at around 1pm in the afternoon. Danny said the tide was just starting to move back in when the snapper hit.
Pinkies have been good around all the inshore reef areas in the bay, with Black Rock and further north around Williamstown producing some nice fish. Customer Paul has been catching fish to around 40cm out from Black Rock on half pillies, with the most productive depths ranging from 5 - 8m of water. Paul has also been moving around regularly to find the active schools of fish.
Customer Peter has been having fun recently with the pinkies up around Williamstown and in the Docklands. Large schools of fish have been moving around and Peter has been catching up to 20 fish in a session. Peter has been using various lures, with small metal blades working well after dark.
In the Docklands the bream fishing has been good for active anglers working the area. Baits of prawn and freshwater yabbies have been working well when fished unweighted along with small sinking lures. Small soft plastics, vibes and stickbaits have been the go in the docks. Customer Brett has been catching both bream and pinkies on his small sinking stickbaits recently, with bream to 35cm and pinkies to around the same size taking the same lures.