The bluewater action offshore from both bays rages on, and with conductive weather the kingfish and tuna will keep anglers busy right into April. There have been some smaller fish pushing in from the West, but tuna to 30kg have still been about in excellent numbers. The fish have been caught from Kilcunda through to around Torquay, with Flinders through to Barwon Bluff holding great numbers and attracting anglers launching from either bay. Customer Kane fished with Gawaine Blake recently and got into some nice solid fish in even better conditions out from the heads.
Customer Ahmad fished with mates out from Barwon and found good numbers of fish that were playing ball for once. Ahmad and the guys enjoyed catching tuna to around 20kg on surface stickbaits and poppers with plenty of smaller kingfish hanging nearby also. The best region was around the 40m depth.
The kingfish have been hot and cold if you've been fishing around the rip and Port Philip Heads. While the fish have been around, the conditions in the rip have changed on a daily basis with wind direction and tidal strength all contributors. Most of the fish in the rip have been in the 3 - 7kg size range, with some larger fish finding the live baits of unfortunate anglers. The offshore points and structures have been more consistent but fish size has been a size bracket smaller overall when finding numbers of them.
Customer Jason has been landing some solid fish offshore around Cape Schank. Jason has been casting stickbaits and poppers along with hanging live baits down to see what is working. Live squid and yakka have been good when presented to the fish from the correct angle around these pressure points and ledges. Fish to 1m and around 10kg have been found holding up around the schank but landing them is a different story!
Customer Justin fished with mate Ben around the schank also and landed some nice school sized kings to around 80cm. The guys found live squid to be the most effective bait on them, especially when slow trolled deep around the ledges and points in roughly 20m of water.