There have been some squid masters in town during the week! Eisuke and Taro from Yamashita Japan were in Melbourne for a few days and we were lucky enough
to host a Squid Information session at the store with the guys. Although they were literally in Melbourne for around 48 hours, they managed to find
the time to sneak some fishing in at our local rock ledges, and their in depth knowledge didn't disappoint!
Over 80 keen squid anglers came to the info night at the store, and plenty of expert information was passed on. With giveaways including limited edition Yamashita squid jigs, caps, stickers and even rods everyone walked away with something!
With insightful knowledge of what jig to use and where, Eisuke managed some nice squid from the rocks down near Mornington. The Yamashita 'K' series jigs were the most effective choice in this location, and caught him squid when many other anglers around were struggling.
Staff member Don has also been fishing for squid from the rocks around the same areas, from Mt Eliza through to Mt Martha. Don has been finding the squid
size to be a bit smaller than average but numbers overall have been pretty good, and a perfect area to try during calmer weather and clean water. The
most successful jigs for Don have been size 2.5 Yamashita '490 glow' patterns, with sunset bringing out the best bites from the squid.
A bit further down the peninsula customer Angelo has been catching squid and cuttlefish from the pier at Flinders. Angelo had been finding the squid fishing
alright before the rough weather, but brighter colour jigs were working the best once the water colour changed a bit. At present the Flinders has been
very discoloured, so if you're thinking about heading down south - better options are Sorrento and Portsea.