Squid reports from both bays have been fairly consistent over the last few weeks at least, and they have been especially prominent during spells of more
stable weather. With snapper season lurking, many anglers have turned their attention to bait collecting, and the humble squid is one of the best for
this purpose. Many anglers have been doing well on the squid along the banks in Westernport, with the usual Tyabb/Quail areas producing a few once
they have been located. Darker coloured jigs seem to be the best for these areas, as they can sometimes dirty up fairly quickly.
Customer Jamie and his brother-in-law fished out along his normal areas of the North arm in search of some squid recently, where they ended up getting
into a few nice sized ones. A mixture of baited and artificial jigs were the go when fished in around 3m of water. Down towards Flinders, there have
been some crackers getting caught - but typically for this area not in really good numbers. Some of the squid getting caught have however been in the
2 - 3kg mark. Most of these larger squid will be spawning around the kelpbeds in the area and caught be caught by working size 3.5 and 4.0 fast sinking
Squid reports from Port Phillip Bay have been good, with the most consistent areas being Blairgowrie, Sorrento and Portsea. Further back up around Mornington
there have also been a few caught by boat and kayak fisherman, with the area around Fisherman's Beach being one of the better locations recently. Size
3.0 jigs in red and silver foils are a good starting point in this area, as most of the ideal water is from 2 - 5m deep.
Customer Daniel tried his luck on the squid down near Blairgowrie after some advice in store regarding jig selection and outfit choice, and he was rapt
in connecting to some nice squid from the breakwall. The 'Raspberry' coloured Yakamito jigs were dynamite for him in this area.