While the squid reports haven't been out of this world, there have been enough anglers for anglers out fishing for them. There have been scores of small bait sized squid being caught around the harbour at Mornington, with the odd larger one caught from the wall at the start of the main pier around last light. Size 1.5 and 1.8 jigs are the go if you are fishing for the small squid, and a slower sinking size 3.0 like one from the 'clicks' range for the bigger squid off the main pier.
Customer Daniel fished out around Rye over the weekend to collect his bag of nice sized squid in the shallows. Daniel found that size 2.5 Yamashita jigs
were the better performers on the day.
Customer Jinsu fished from the rocks around Mornington during the week to land a couple of nice squid on size 2.5 Shimano 'Keimura' jigs with the UV white/red
head getting the job done just after first light. The squid continued to tick along until about 8:30am then slowed right off.
Staff member Dylan has been doing some land based squidding during the week around both the top and southern ends of Port Phillip, with mixed results.
There have been enough squid around to catch a few, but they haven't been red hot. As always persistence and constantly trying different jig colours
and sink speeds has been the key to cluing in to the bite. Around the southern end of the bay, the new Yamashita 'trick prawn' colour has been a day
time standout, while the brighter colours like the 490 glow 'KRI' have been better from Black Rock through to Brighton.