Total Tackle Fishing Report 20/06/2013
June 20, 2013
The salmon fest continues both inside the bay and on the back beaches. There is no doubt that this year has been running pretty hot on the Australian Salmon and plenty of anglers are enjoying bait fishing, spinning metals and throwing plastics for these lively fish.
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We have got a spot of nice, calm, clear weather over the next few days and I would highly recommend that anglers get down to the piers or beaches to have a spin or throw a plastic because the fishing for salmon is genuinely good at the moment.
Staff Dan Lee, John Cahill and Joe Farr had a fish in the wet and miserable conditions on Monday. Having said that the fishing was good, with the guys catching somewhere around 30 salmon and then bagging out on squid while fishing off Rye. The salmon were in good numbers although not exactly in a feeding frenzy with one or two fish being picked off every 5 – 10 minutes while trolling in front of Sorrento and Portsea.
Dan Lee with a couple of good size aussie salmon.
Salmon on a surface bait.
Staff Danno with a bubba squid.
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Ben Broomfield weighed in a couple of salmon in our Supa Salmon Comp. Ben had a good session catching a heap of salmon and tailor around Martha Cove.
This year a number of anglers have commented on the number of tailor being caught in this area, which is a little unexpected given the water temp is around 12 degrees and they are a fish known to enjoy warmer climes.
Ben with a couple of tailor.
A good end result, with plenty of tailor and a few extras taken from Martha Cove.
Ben’s entry in the Supa Salmon Comp…ok, so it really wasn’t that big…
Matt Luscombe with an entry in our Supa Salmon Comp.
Matt with a nice Silver trevally taken on a trolled hard body lure intended for a salmon!
Danny Patterson with his Salmon comp entry
Ben Hickox caught these salmon at Sorrento pier.
Scott Song with his entry in our comp - remember, all you have to do is bring them in for a weigh and measure and your in the running for wicked prizes!
Harry Hilal took this salmon also off Sorrento.
Joe Farr from Joe Farr Fishing Charters (0488 229 752) has also been all over the salmon schools that are hanging inside the bay, catching heaps for his customers all week.
Joe Farr has had a number of times this week where he has had two fish on one lure! Woo hoo!
Staff Jules and mate Trent hit the salmon for a quick twilight session getting stuck into a few good size fish out of Sorrento.
Trent with some decent size fish.
The boys took this screen shot of the salmon school at sorrento morings using structure scan. All the white ticks are fish. This proved to be a very easy way of finding the fish at a distance from the boat.
Staff Gavin has also been fishing sorrento pier getting onto the salmon using soft plastics.
James the chef, a man with a good recipe or two up his sleeve, sent us this image of his home smoked aussie salmon caught at Sorrento. Mmmm beautiful… if you haven’t tried it, you should – a good way to eat aussie salmon!
Home smoked salmon.
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The squid are still fishing exceptionally well. The fresh water in the bay has done nothing so far to deaden their numbers. Small squid right through to some pretty health 1.5kg caught with regularity.
Staff Jules Frank and mates got into a more solid bag of squid while fishing off Portsea and sorrento.
Jules with a good portsea calamari.
Some really good quality size cala in this bag.
There have also been some really good king George whiting in the area around the end of the pier which has been productive.
James the Chef and Gus Giampietro had a good session catching 17 squid on white, pink and red jigs this week. Not a bad haul.
James had another session fishing with the Ilongo brothers where Harimitsu jigs did the damage.
Good customer rocky braved last weekend’s elements to come home with a bag of squid the majority of which were taken at Portsea but he also found a few around the shallow weed beds at Rye. Rocky commented that the average size has definitely increased in the last month.
Matt Jacobi went for a quick squid (20 mins) off Mt Martha in the boat and got 8 squid and left them biting, he reported that they were in plague Numbers. The water was really clear and he got them all on black 2.5 szie jigs. Matt reported that he had to give them a good strike to set the barbs in deep because they weren't hitting the jig particularly hard.
Matt sent us this pic of a nice Snapper he took while fishing in WPB last week in 20m of water around the slack tide.
He also manged a few nice gummies to 6kg while fishing in the evening at WPB.
Ben Broomfield's dad with a nice pinkie from Rosebud.... deep fried whole, mmm delicious!
Customer Ian took these nice salmon at Portsea back beach. Ian caught one of a plastic which was at the bottom of his paternoster rig and one on bait.
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Out of Town, Black Magic rep Diego also sent us a couple of squiddly pics taken while down in Tasmania. The fish were, of course, taken on Black Magic jigs!
Diego with a ripper tassie calamari.
Caught on a Black Magic Charmeleon jig.
Ron Wiggins sent us this image from up north where Diane caught her first Barra off Maningrida Far East Arnhem Land on lures. It was 63 cm long.
This photo of a 109kg tuna caught at Portland was sent to us through the week, there are still a few barrels out there! What a fantastic season seeing all these big fish this late!
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Dan, Gavin, Paul, Jason, Jules, Riley & John.