While a lot of fisherman zoom straight out to the deepest water they can find, there is also some quality fishing to be found in the shallower sections of the bay. Customer Angelo and mates went for a walk throughout some of the shallow water across near Geelong last week where they came up with some lovely flounder, sole and flathead. Garfish and salmon were also seen in the area. Angelo said that water up to chest deep was productive.
If you're going to give this style of fishing a shot, invest in a good quality LED light. The Perfect Image CREE LED Prawn lights are one of the better lights out there, as they emit a bright light for floundering and prawning while drawing very little power, and these lights take AA batteries straight into the handle - no more dragging batteries around in the water.
In the shallows over around Frankston there have been a few gars showing up. The gars aren't super thick in numbers but they have been decent size. Customer Ronnie reported catching a good bag of them from the pier during the week, with silverfish being the better bait. There have also been plenty of salmon around the area, and usually if the gars are on then the salmon won't be around. Working between Oliver's Hill and Mordialloc will usually see you find the salmon somewhere in between. Bluebait and salted whitebait fished deep under a float has been effective, and for the lure casters River2Sea sea rocks in 14 - 40g have been the best. Most colours are working but whites and blues are hard to beat, just remember to retrofit them with in-line single hooks.