Westernport bay has been a little more consistent for anglers chasing snapper, with slightly warmer water temperatures contributing to this. The northern end of the port has been good for school sized fish, especially around the Joe's Island region. Staff member George fished with a couple of mates out from Corinella over the weekend. The guys fished around some shallower ground in search of a few feeding fish, and used a bit of berley. Zealcol 'snapper snack' was used to bring fish in to the baits, and the advantage of the shallower water also meant that the current didn't drag too much of the berley away. George and the guys boated 3 nice snapper during the run out tide from 2kg through to 3.6kg, with squid the only bait to get a hit when fished on 6/0 light circles.
Customer Ferdi also had a session out in the port recently, where he got onto some nice school fish along with a good table sized gummy. Ferdi was fishing with a mate out from Hastings and found that squid and pilchard worked the best on these fish. Customer Damien fished out from Corinella with a couple of mates over the weekend for some nice fish. All up 6 nice snapper were boated, up to 5.5kg in weight. The guys were fishing in 10m of water and out all the baits used found that squid was the most productive, with the squid hoods the gun bait when fished on a 5/0 circle hook.