Westernport Bay has started picking up for gummy reports which is normally the case over the warmer months of the year. This time of year is also good for larger toothy sharks like school sharks and various whalers and threshers. Customer Tim from Yaringa Fishing Club sent in a report from the weekend where he landed a nice size bronzie from the top end of the port. Tim was fishing out from Lysaughts when he hooked the shark, and managed to land it solo. The shark weighed 22.9kg and a fresh garfish head early Saturday morning.

On the gummy front, there have been a few nice fish starting to get caught throughout the western entrance, from Flinders bank up to Stony Point. A fair percentage of the larger gummies moving into the port are breeding females and if they are in pup there no point killing them, as the smaller males provide better table fare and are much more common.

 

Customer Mark managed to land a ripper female gummy landbased just recently and he sent a photo of it in. Mark was fishing from the shore near Point Leo and targeting a large gummy when he landed this fish of around 18kg.

With some reasonable weather and not as much wind as we're used to, a few anglers have headed offshore in search of some monsters of the deep. The mako fishing has been sporadic, with some anglers raising or hooking one most sessions, while others go sharkless. Having your own patch of water and a consistent berley trail has helped anglers draw a shark to their baits. The areas from 55m out have been the most consistent for the makos - with blue water and good patches of bait.

Customer Tim is pretty keen on connecting with a few toothies, and his latest shark was a solid beast. Tim landed this nice Bronze Whaler of around 130kg while fishing just offshore from Phillip Island recently. The big bronzie took a bait of striped tuna on a TLD 50 outfit out in 70m blue water.

Customers Zach and Vito also landed their personal best mako shark just recently ,while fishing out wide from Cape Woolamai. The boys were fishing in 60m of water when the big shark took a bait of bonito. After 15 minutes or so the big shark was boatside and ready to be despatched although at around 9 feet long and 110kg, keeping a mako the size of this quiet is no easy task!