Not that many people realize, but the snapper in the bay have been worth fishing for whether you're landbased or from the boat. Winter sees some snapper
hang around, but many angler associate Spring with snapper fishing. At the moment there aren't as many fish about as in Spring, but they are generally
good size and there to be caught in you're willing to target them. Many of the piers along the Eastern side of the bay have been worth a shot, with
customer Kong claiming a nice 4kg fish for himself just a few nights ago from Mordi.
The piers with heavy reef nearby have been the go, as the fish will graze over the reef and onto the sand and mud nearby during rougher weather, especially
during the night or low light periods. Piers worth a look at the moment have been; Mordialloc, Beaumaris, Black Rock, Brighton, Kerford Road and the
multiple structures at Williamstown and right up into the Yarra itself. If boat fishing is more your thing, the extensive reef from Ricketts through
to Brighton has been good, along with Victoria Harbour, or better known as 'Docklands'.
James from Unreel Fishing Charters has recently been having a ball on school sized snapper and pinkies from Black Rock all the way north to the docks.
James has gotten stuck into the schools of fish that have been hanging about in the harbour, with fish to 4kg coming out. Baits of fresh squid or small
pilchards have been excellent when fished on smaller 2/0 suicide style hooks and very little weight.