Tackle World Cranbourne & Mornington Weekly Fishing Report - 15th January
Well done to Bob Hee on this week’s Catch of the Week. Beautiful big gummy sharks like this one are prevalent at the moment whether you are fishing the top end of Western Port or down near the western entrance like Bob did to land this fish.
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The Worstelings have enjoyed a holiday with no film crew for the first time in a while. They visited the Cook Islands and while fishing wasn’t their main priority, they did enjoy some amazing bone fishing as a family. Cristy and Paul hooked and landed a few while Jet Reef managed to hook a couple but didn’t quite manage to land any, although he got a huge buzz out of holding and releasing these amazing fish.
Young Mitch caught his pb whiting of 41cm while fishing the Tooradin Channel this week. The crew finished with 15 whiting and also landed 3 squid on the Tyabb Bank using Shimano Sephia 14T jigs.
Staff members Neil Drummond and Kallan Braid-Ball fished with Greg Duncan out of Yarringa chasing King George Whiting. It didn’t take them long to find fish. Between the group of customers on board they managed to land 90 fish.
Jovan Pageot and mates fished the Middle Spit during the week and landed some thumping King George Whiting to 45cm. The guys report fresh squid and pipis were the best baits on the day.
Shaun Furtiere and the clients of Think Big Charters have enjoyed some fantastic whiting fishing in Western Port again this week. Shaun has found a few patches where he has even been able to sound them they are that thick.
Kyle Tapscott caught this cracking flathead on Saturday. It was caught on a half pilchard bait and measured 72cm.
Josh Delaney caught this 90cm gummy shark on a pilchard while fishing off Rhyll. He caught 7 during the middle of the day and all were released.
Bob Hee ventured to the Western Entrance again on Saturday and landed this gummy shark which weighed in at just under 10kg. It was caught near buoy 5 and took a fresh couta fillet which was just caught.
PORT PHILLIP BAY
Plenty of quality sized southern calamari are coming in from right down the Mornington Peninsula including land based. Squid to 1kg are coming from Portsea pier and Matt Cini and crew are finding good numbers from Mornington to Sorrento.
Apart from some patches of heavy rain, Matt Cini and crew from Reel Time Charters have found some very nice whiting in southern Port Phillip Bay this week. Pipi, mussel and squid have been stand out baits.
Daniel picked up his first gummy on Browns Reef off Tootgarook on Wednesday. It took a strip of octopus.
Will Antypas caught this 3kg snapper fishing structure in the bay. It was caught just before low tide and took a whole pilchard.
9 year old William landed this 43cm flathead while fishing out from Mornington during the week.
Peter Ritchie got amongst some very nice Australian Salmon in his kayak around Mornington using unweighted soft plastics. Some of the salmon caught were over 50cm.
Mornington Pier is fishing well for pinkies and squid and as more of it becomes accessible for anglers, the fishing should improve even further. Using small 1.8 and 2.0 sized squid jigs have been the preferred method for anglers targeting calamari as the shallow weed and rocky beds hold good numbers.
Trent Woods caught this 5.5kg Gummy Shark while fishing in 14m of water off Werribee South.
10 year old Athan Illiopoulos with his biggest ever snapper. He landed a 6kg and a 5kg snapper fishing deep off Indented Heads.
James McGrath fished off St Leonards during the week and landed a 4kg snapper on the run in tide. This fish took a squid head.
AROUND THE STATE
Dave Standing and friends have been getting stuck into some magnificent Yellowtail Kingfish all week on a variety of methods. Topwater, jigging and live baiting have all worked a treat for the crew. Shimano Orca and Head Dip stick baits worked well.
Customers Jamie and Milena Kermici have also been amongst good sized kingfish offshore this week. Slimeys, yakkas and squid are the pick of the live baits and most lure techniques are working well also.
Brendan Wing has had plenty of Shimano Orca stick baits inhaled by hungry kingfish this week while they have been fishing in Bass Strait.
12 year old Jacob Johnson and his mate Jack Edebohls with a 63cm flathead and 44cm whiting they caught while fishing in Jacobs dads boat this week at Corner Inlet.
Staff member Chris Halstead has enjoyed a fantastic holiday with his family in Mallacoota. Chris and his crew have fished the lakes as well as offshore and managed some great fishing. From flathead to mako shark, the fishing has been great!
Michael Cincotta caught a couple of lovely whiting to 43cm while fishing Inverloch this week. Mussel was the bait of choice.
Paul DeLisle and son Rex spent a few days fishing the Murray River near Yarrawonga and had some great success catching Murray Cod and over 40 Yellowbelly for the trip. Yabbies did most of the damage while paddle tail soft plastics also accounted for plenty of fish.
Michael Cincotta fished at Lake Eildon during the week and landed this very nice Yellowbelly using a Jackall TN50. Casting up on to the edges then slowly rolling it down is a great method for catching big yellas.
Andy McCarthy and his mate Cameron Webb have been fishing Lake Eildon over the past week and report good cod fishing. While out last Friday, they helped another angler land this cracker 110cm Cod. A fish of a lifetime for the lucky angler!
Mark Jackson caught nice sized Murray Cod to 60cm at Picnic Point using grubs and lures.
AROUND THE COUNTRY
SOUTH COAST, NSW
Estuary fishing guide and gun, Stuart Hindson has been landing some very nice Bream as per usual this week. Stu has been fishing the flats with surface and sub surface lures and been doing very well.
PORT STEPHENS, NSW
Sam from Port Stephens caught this 50cm dusky flathead in Nelson Bay on a Z Man 2” Grub in Motor Oil.
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