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What fish are biting in Port Phillip Bay?

What fish are biting in Port Phillip Bay?

When it comes to fishing on Port Phillip Bay, the world’s your oyster. Some of Australia’s big names in seafood, including red snapper and King George whiting, lurk in these waters. There’s gummy shark, mulloway and garfish, flathead, trevally and bream, along with more squid than you can poke a jig at.

Where are the snapper biting in Port Phillip Bay?

The area around Mordialloc has the reputation as the premium Snapper location on Port Phillip Bay and Bluey’s is the only boat hire operation that provides access to the waters around the Famous Five reef systems. Just 5-15 minutes by boat and you are right in the middle of the action!

What fish are in season now Port Phillip Bay?

bread and butter species such as squid and flathead can be caught all year round. In Port Phillip bay you’re likely to come across Snapper ( pinkies ), flathead, whiting, salmon, squid, Gummy sharks, gurnard, snook, mulloway, bream, trevally, garfish, and leather jacket.

Are there sharks in Port Phillip Bay?

Port Phillip Bay is home to a variety of shark species: Gummy, Seven Gill, Port Jackson, Thresher … just to name a few. Bay Fish N Trips have been fortunate to catch several of these magnificent creatures.

What is the deepest part of Port Phillip Bay?

24 m
Port Phillip/Max depth

What’s the best time to fish for snapper?

Early morning and evening is the best time for snapper, since many fish feed at night and rely on low light for camouflage, especially in shallow water.

What’s the best time to catch snapper?

The best time of day to chase snapper is always a hotly debated topic, but the change of light periods of dawn & dusk will always be prime snapper fishing periods. Snapper are commonly found in the depths of between 15 to 25 metres in larger bays, however, they can be found anywhere from 5 to 120 metres.

Is Port Phillip Bay good for fishing?

Port Phillip Bay is a superb fishing destination, offering a great variety of fish species. Altona and the western seaboard are popular areas for recreational fishing. There are good spots less than 500 metres from the Altona Boat Ramp, which is possibly the finest large boating facility in Victoria.

When can I catch squid in Port Phillip Bay?

Fishing around the full moon period, when the tides are small, with around point four of a metre difference between high and low, you will often catch squid right throughout the whole tide cycle. First and last light are definitely the best times and generally most productive times for targeting squid.

What wind is best for fishing?

Wind from the west
“Wind from the west, fish bite the best. The winds from the south blows the bait in their mouth. The wind from the north does not go forth.” There is certainly some truth to that.

What sharks do you get in Port Phillip Bay?

Where do we fish in Port Phillip Bay?

This fishing report comes from Portarlington. We launch from Werribee boat ramp at 6.30am in glass-like waters and red skies. We shoot across Port Phillip Bay to Portarlington to target squid. We started fishing on first light and the action was frantic.

When is the weekly fishing report for Port Phillip?

Weekly fishing report for Western Port, Port Phillip Bay and beyond for June 24th 2021. Find out where the snapper, gummy shark, tuna, squid, whiting, mako sharks, cuttlefish, swordfish and more are hiding. Weekly fishing report for Western Port, Port Phillip Bay and beyond for June 17th 2021.

Where is the fishing pier in Portarlington Victoria?

Welcome to the Portarlington Pier Fishing Guide. Portarlington is a popular township 30 kilometres past Geelong roughly 80 kilometres or 70 minutes away from Melbourne. Its a very popular holiday destination with clean beaches, and a good mix of accommodation. The Portarlington Jetty is located off Pier street.

What’s the best thing to do in Portarlington?

Portarlington is a vibrant town full of cafes, bakeries, golf, and shops. Beach views and ferry rides overlooking the Bellarine Peninsula and entrance of Port Phillip Bay. Portarlington is the home to good local produce such as mussels and wine with many vineyards just beyond the town’s doorstep.