Peninsula Total Tackle Fishing Report 06/05/2012
May 7, 2012
While there are still plenty of fishing options out there, the last two weeks and spell of wet weather has certainly got a lot of our customers thinking about their favourite winter option and for many that is surf fishing.
And let me say boys we are into a roaring season. Interestingly, this year has been the best year in a few, as far as schools of salmon at the Port Phillip heads goes. Whether this early run is due the water temp dropping, the schools dispersing and moving up the coast, only the fishy gods know… whatever the case there seem to be a great number on our local back beaches at the moment.
Better still they are of a pretty reasonable size with plenty between 800g and 1.1kg as well as the occasional hefty fish between 1.5kg and 2kg.
Staff Jules Franks with a bumper salmon taken at Gunna.
Staff Dan Lee caught these guys on the trusty old Gold Lazer lure in 35g weight.
One rod, one reel and a box of lures something like this is all you need to catch a few Salmon!
Jules and Luke McCredden pose with the catch. All the fish caught were taken on lures... around 15 fish. a hot little session.
In another session Dan Lee and Lee Rayner fished at Gunnamatta. The boys were lucky enough to pick a day with beautiful conditions. It was so calm the guys were able to throw surface lures and sub surface lures catching a fish a cast for the best part of 45 minutes. The Rapala sub walk 09 in pilchard pattern and absolute stand out!
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In other news, the squid have gone a bit patchy on a lot of the inshore grounds in the last two weeks. It is probably due to the amount of mixed fresh water, the moment there is a let up in the rain , you will probably see the squid fire up again. Given that we are approaching the June spawn period for squid we should see some good sizes over the next 6 weeks.
Jay Furniss with a dirty arrow squid taken off the sisters.
A better type of squid. The southern calamari.
Andrew Walter fished with mate Simon Godfrey for ‘one last crack on the reds’ for the season. The guys fished about 1km inside of Ansetts and managed three fish… the biggest going 4.5kg and a couple of pinks to supplement!
Simon with a possibly the boys' last fish til next season!
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Gawaine Blake of Big Time Fishing Charters took his daughter, Asher, for a family spin off the peninsula this week. The guys fished the gutter off the Sisters landing a nice bag of thick whiting. Asher showing her dad how it’s done…. Go girl!
Next Gen fishing guru! Asher Blake with two quality king george taken while fishing with her dad.
Asher and Blakey with a lovely Sorrento bag.
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Chris Varvarigos fished a similar area to land a massive mixed bag including a bunch of squid, whiting, red mullet, flathead and leather jacket. All fish were taken on pippi. This was a seafood basket of epic proportions! If only there were a few king prawns getting about on the peninsula…
Anyone for a sea food basket?
Some nice trevvas taken at Point Nepean.
Finally, guys in the few brief moments there have been to get out in the boat some of our customers have still been out chasing gummies and getting really good results. Matty G and Shaun Kysters fished for the 2nd
week in a row off the wreck at Rye taking another three gummies at 3kg, 5kg and a ripper at 16kg. All fish took squid while fishing for two and a half hours either side of the slack tide. Job boys!
Matt G and Shaun.
Ben Broomfield and mate Dale also caught a nice gummy measuring somewhere around 16kg. The boys were fishing the eastern end of the South Channel.
Dale with a very healthy May Gummy shark.
Customer Andrew caught this gummy over at the western entrance in WPB. (Sorry Andrew forgot to include this last week!).
Out of town, Larry Fallon has been fishing at Kow Swamp taking some very healthy yellow belly. All the fish have been taken on spinnerbaits and Rapala Clackin Raps! Larry said it has been a good season with plenty taken…..
Larry has been getting plenty of these!
For more information feel free to drop in and see the boys at Peninsula Total Tackle, 11 Boneo Rd in Rosebud.
Dan, Gavin, Paul, Jason, Jules & John.
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