........'THE FISHOOKED REPORT'........
Rye Pier:small gars are back along with trevally,salmon and flathead.
Snapper:The normal "on again,off again"situation is occuring around Mt Martha with sporadic reports from 16-21 mts.
If you want a guaranteed catch then head to Frankston where great fish are being caught on Pilchard and plastics.
Alex G is fishing the wreck tonight,5.30 pm and has seen some big arches on the sounder,hopefully he will be in with a good picture for us all.
Whiting:The bend is seeing good catches of 45 cm KGW on Aus pippi and squid strips.A burley of mashed mussels dropped to the bottom works well if you can keep it down there with enough weight.Between Portsea and Rosebud there are plenty of good fish moving in to the normal regions that have been netted recently.
Flathead:Sorrento is producing a lot of 40+ flatties while the Pinnace channel has been fishing well.
Squid:3KG+ at Portsea on silvers and sticks,a kgw is best for the big ones fished 1mt off the bottom under a float.The stick is the place for bait collection but keep out a paternoster whiting rig while drifting as great whiting and flathead are there also.
Snapper;Will Chum with a 4.7kg snapper caught Sunday 7/8/2011 on fresh squid in 21mts off Mt Martha. Resident fish in good numbers in Pt Richards Channel
Whiting;solid fish near Portsea Pier with the bend producing fish to 44cm
Garfish;Rye Pier is producing good numbers but Portsea Pier is the place to get the bigger sizes
Salmon;Blairgowrie Marina boiled on Friday at 4 o'clock with the seals sounding them into the shallows.Rye Pier has seen many of them caught on sluk lures.The surf has fished well with the recent northerly winds and great evening tides this weekend will see some great catches
Squid;Big numbers of calamari in the waters off Camerons Bight but if you want to catch the sporners you will have to travel to Portsea where fish to 2.8kg have been caught or Victory Shoal for the monster mantels
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Snapper to 8 kg in 22mts off the Symonds channel
Gummy's near #15 Channel Marker
Whiting are firing in all locations
Mako in 70 mts
This week as the weather settled down the fishing fired up.The boat ramp at Rye was pretty
Quiet for days when the wind wasn't forecasted to blow more than 5 knots but those that did go
out did well.
Snapper; Rye Deep is
After a weekend from winter the bay will now calm down for
a great week of fishing.By the end of the week Bass strait will settle
down enough for most keen fisho's to venture outside in search of
Mako,Kingfish,Stripey's and,according to a whisper,SBT.
Caution must be taken when taking on the RIP as there are large
tidal streams this week.Best times to cross are approx. 8am and 3pm.
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Snapper are back for another run-
We have caught fish to 7 kg in 21mts off Hearn Rd Wide.
Fish to 3kg have been taken in 17 Mts out from Dromana Pier.
Gummy's are on the chew with Paul Cooney taking fish to 14kgs in the South Channel.
Big Blue Spot Flathead from the Sorrento Channel.
Whiting from Portsea and The Bend to 42cm.
Salmon and Kingfish at the Rip.
Garfish still abundant off Most Jetties.
Kingfish have turned up in good numbers with fish to around 15kgs being hooked from under the schools of Salmon outside the Rip.
Toby and George landed a 65cm Kingy yesterday morning but lost several fish that they couldnt stop.
Phil from Rip Charters said the Salmon schools they have been fishing on are up to 4kgs....Big Fish!!
The coming weeks should see some awesome fishing in this area but be prepaired for a few bust offs on these brute fighting powerhouses.
Whiting are coming back on now that the boat traffic has settled a little during the week with the best reports coming from Sorrento/Blairgowrie areas.
Pockers ad Rob bagged out on Whiting to 42cm from Pt King on Friday also taking some ripper Cuttlefish that Ian said will catch him 100 Whiting per fish.
Gars continue in large numbers with the biggest fish coming from the Symmonds Channel and The Bend.
The last few days have been reasonably quiet inside the bay with limited reports of fish of any size....
Small Whiting at around the 30 cm mark are coming from The Pinnace/Blairgowrie and Tootgarook with the odd good fish to 40cm being taken from the Bend.
Small Pinkies have moved in along The Fairway and down to the Hovell Pile although there have been some nice fish to 50cm being taken from Rosebud.
Toby and George from RIP CHARTERS found the fish for their customers the other morning off Dromana with plenty of fish to 4kgs being caught......Well done boys as the schools have been hard to locate.
Makos have been on the list of many anglers at the moment with quite a few being caught out from Flinders/Portsea and Barwon. Most fish are around the 25kg mark but there are some big ones to 300kg around as well.
Garfish continue in fantastic numbers off all Jetties along with plenty of Slimeys and Yellowtail Scad.
Calamari still good on the evening tide changes off Rye Blairgowrie and Portsea and excellent off the weed beds at West Rosebud and Tootgarook.
Bronze Whalers are at Rye Pier.
Snapper are still being caught at Bradford Rd 19mts
Whiting have moved back in to Tootgarook so get some before the netters return.
Squid ,Cuttlefish ,Gar & Salmon are being caught in 6mts of water between Rye & Toot.
Portsea Pier has been the best place for Squid of an evening,so get there about 7 pm for
Portsea Pier turned it on for anyone that wanted Calamari with great catches from 7 pm
Hovell Pile produced a nice 5 kg snapper yesterday morning caught by Rohan
Garfish Garfish everywhere with all Piers firing.Chinese Silverfish has been the best bait.
Simon Granata Bagged out in 20mts at Bradford Rd on Tuesday night using Silver Whiting
Calamari have been fantastic over the weed beds off Blairgowrie and Rye on the change of tide with darker prawn style jigs doing the best.
Garfish are thick around most of the jetties with some big nobbies to 48cm taking Silverfish,Prawn and Squid.
Still some good Snapper coming from the Dromana Mud and Rosebud Reef.
Whiting to 45cm from the Pinnace and West Rosebud/Tootgarook areas.
Whiting have really been on the go on the Southern end of the Bay with quite a few anglers bagging out on fish to 45cm from Sorrento, Blairgowrie and The Pinnace.
Pippies,Squid and a Ebb Tide have been the best combination.
Garfish are thick off Rye,Portsea and Blairgowrie Jetties.
Snapper to 3kgs from Rosebud in 10 to 12 mtrs.... early morning or Evening with a Flood tide best.
Gummies continue from the top of Symmonds Channel.
Pinkies to 40 cm from Rye Back Beach around the reef areas of an Evening.
The weather over the last couple of days has been very kind to the holidaying angler enabling them to enjoy some of the fantastic fishing that the Peninsula has provided this season
Luke caught his first Snapper, whilst fishing with Jamie this morning off Dromana, which weighed in at 4kgs....Well done mate!!
Dirk and Rob fished off Rye in 12mtrs yesterday and landed a couple of Gummies at around 8kgs on Eel Fillet.
Peter from Jaydo Constructions fished the same area and also caught a good Gummy which went 10kgs that took a Salted Salmon Fillet
Joe Farr and his Party landed a ripper Gummy yesterday morning off the top of the Symmonds Channel.
Whiting schools have been a little harder to locate with all the boating action but a few of anglers have been able to jag some nice fish....best areas have been around the moorings off Blairgowrie and Sorrento and the Weed Beds off West Rosebud.
Snapper have also gone a little quiet but reports of good Pinkies from Rosebud have been consistant.
Still plenty of Mackeral and Mullet off Rye and Portsea Jetties.
With the great forecast ahead i am imagening that the fantastic reports of quality fish will continue to flood in.
We have weighed some great Snapper and Gummies in over the last few days,with the bigger fish coming from the 21 to 22 mtr area West of the Fairway out from the top of the Pinnace and Dengate Channels.
Our Annual $1000 Whiting Comp is underway and Al Rose is our leader, just pipping his dad yesterday, with a nice fish taken from Portsea.
Gummies are in excellent numbers along the South Channel at the moment, taking Salted Salmon Fillet and Calamari in the early morning or evening.
Dom landed some big fish out from Rye the other morning and swears by the Salted Salmon.
Big Spawning Calamari being taken on the top of the Flood tide around Portsea and Queenscliff.
Snapper from the Hurricane Wreck to 5kgs along with some good Gummies to 15 kg....Evening on the Flood tide has proven the most productive.
Snapper reports this morning from the 22mt line west of the Fairway off Rye are fantastic with many Anglers getting their bag within the first hour of fishing.
Phil from Rip Charters had 30 Snapper by 8.30 this morning with the majority of his fish weighing around the 3 to 4 kg mark.
Big John McFayden took out Matt & Jamie Lowerson at 4am this morning to 22m wide at Mornington and was back at 8.30am with their bag limit.Biggest was 3kg and Seaford Bait Squid & Silver Whiting was used to catch the fish.
Ive had a few queries over the last few days about the legalities of Sabiki Rigs and contrary to some fishing reports on the Web.....'IT IS ILLEGAL TO BAIT A SABIKI'
Not even a little bit of bait....it effectively becomes a long line if baited and unless you hold a commercial fishing licence you are breaking the law!!!!
Snapper numbers are incredible at the moment around the Dromana Mud area with fish ranging in sizes from 1kg right up to the bigger fish around 8kg taking Squid,Devils,Gars and basically anything that is presented to them.
The morning, at around first light, has been the peak feed time during the last week.
Whiting are in excellent numbers from Sorrento,Rosebud and Tootgarook with fish to 45cm taking Pippie,Mussel and Squid.
Calamari fishing has been great also over the last week with fish to 1.5kg coming from Queenscliff,Portsea and Sorrento on Prawn and Baited Jigs around the top of the tide.
The Back Beaches are holding good size Salmon and a few reports of Pinkies to 40cm coming from Rye Back.
Good Flathead from Rye Jetty along with plenty of Garfish and Mullet.