Port Phillip Bay is still producing some quality snapper for most anglers, however the fish have been a little bit fickle over the last week. A few more reports have come from the deeper areas, with the Frankston - Mt Martha area starting to fire up as well.Customer Edly has been have mixed success while out on the bay, with the fish going off on one day and the next not even a touch. The inconsistent weather/barometer levels at the moment will be the main effect. Customer Marco fished with his son Lucas out from Seaford recently where the landed snapper up to 6kg using silver whiting.

Customer Jun fished aboard a charter out from Mornington recently where some lovely snapper were caught. The 2 pictured weighed in at 7kg and 5.9kg and were caught not far out from Mornington harbour on pilchard.

Customer Ivan fished out from Chelsea on the weekend where he caught some nice fish to 5kg in 16m of water. Ivan found silver whiting to be the best. Customer Damien fished with some mates out towards Aspendale in 14m of water just recently where reds to 4kg were landed. Damien found unweighted pillies to work the best, and he also said that you unless you have a rack full of Stellas you'll never be a snapper master!

James from Unreel Fishing Charters has still been getting a few decent snapper for customers recently. James has found a few more fish out from Mornington - Frankston recently, with some good action out wide. Areas that have been holding good numbers of fish like 17m have produced up to 10 way hookups for customers at times! Most of the fish in these big schools have been in the 2.5 - 4.5kg size range, with the odd fish over 6kg coming aboard also. Pillies, squid and yakka have been working well in conjunction with pilchard/scallop/squid based berley.

 

There have been some nice snapper roaming about out from Carrum lately, with most anglers targeting the fish in 15 - 18m of water. The best way to catch these fish is to anchor off the schools and berley them back towards the boat and your baits, and smaller baits of squid and pilchard have been best lately.

Customers Dave and Anthony fished in 18m of water straight out from Carrum on Sunday morning to land snapper to around 4.5kg on a variety of baits, including pilchard and squid - with squid heads being the best.

Customer Jacques also fished out from Carrum early Saturday morning where he landed a nice 4.5kg fish on pilchard. Jacques was fishing in 18m of water.

Customer Robert has been taking Snapper up to 3.5kg trolling around Black Rock in 17 metres of water on hard bodies.  Best lures have been Halco Hammas and XRap 10’s in blue/pilchard patterns.

Good sized Flathead are in numbers around Aspendale while working Soft Plastics; Squidgy Flickbaits and Gulp 3in Minnows have been doing the job for Customer Jacob, landing flathead to 43cm in around 8 metres of water.