The summertime gummy fishing has been excellent in Westernport Bay. Many anglers have been making the most of the good fishing, with large gummies on offer
around most parts of the port. Customer Zoran has caught a couple of nice sharks in the 12kg mark fishing the western entrance of the port. Chunk baits
of freshly caught slimey mackerel and salmon have been the most productive.
Customer Justin has also been catching some solid gummies while out on the port. Justin had a session on the whiting lately and managed to collect some
fresh bait in the form of trevally, so he sat for a gummy in the western channel. He landed a nice fish around the 13kg mark on fresh trevally. The
last hour of the run out tide was the productive time for the gummy, with the fish coming from a secondary channel ledge.
Further back up the port customer George had a successful session out for gummies. George fished out from Rhyll and sat along a 10m ledge, and landed a
nice gummy around 8kg. The successful bait was fresh squid head, fished on a circle hook paternoster rig. Customer Izzy has also been successfully
landing some nice gummies fishing similar style 'reedy's rigs'. 6/0 circle hooks on these rigs have made for easy jaw hookups and easy to remove on
Up along the eastern side of the port there have been plenty of gummies between 65 - 90cm roaming around the feeder channels, and these have been plenty
eager enough to scoff baits of banana prawn, squid or flesh baits. These fish are best targeted around the top of the tide, as they race up the channels
and feed over the mudflats. As they race back off the flats they can be intersected along these same channel ledges. There have also been reports of
some bronze whalers in the same area, with the hot 'zone' between Reef Island, Elizabeth Island and Spit Point. Customer Brendan fished from Tenby
Point last week chasing gummies, and landed a small bronzie of a couple kilos.
This Fishing Report was submitted on 1/19/2020 3:41:31 PM by Seamus.
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