Fishing Report – November 17th, 2017


The BIG RED SNAPPER have arrived at last! Spring Season weather has now finally arrived which means the water will rapidly warm up and the fish will become more aggressive for food. Fish are being caught with pinky snapper, flathead, salmon and garfish taking baits. Snapper Season is upon us and the Hungry Red Beasts have started to be landed … every year we see a 10kg+ monster … get out there!

Mornington Boat Hire     snapper1

Best baits are squid cut into strips, pilchards and pippies. We currently open at 6.30am with last boats in by 6.30pm … mornings are always best as the water is calmer and the fish are on the bite. Fish are being caught throughout the day.

Our Famous Five Hotspots are still keeping everybody busy with Pinnacles and Old Faithful continuing to get the best results. When the weather is calm a slow drift without using the anchor is a great tactic to fish a large area … you might lose a few hooks and sinkers on snags though. At Bluey’s we have super fresh bait and all the tackle you need to catch your dream fish and we will give you tips and advice on where they are biting and what bait is working best.

click here for the Famous Five Hotspot map

Click this link to see our new GOT THE LOT Package (You Save $50!) which includes our best Extreme boat, 4 premium hire rods rigged and ready, 1kg pilchards bait, 400gm of squid bait … and you also get to keep the 41 piece tackle pack (25 chemically sharpened hooks, sinkers and swivels). All our hires also include all the fuel, safety equipment hire, inflatable life jacket hire and bucket and net hire.

Our opening hours are:

Oct 1st to April 30th – Open All Days (Hire kiosk opens doors at 6.30am, weather depending)


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! We see 5kg+ snapper on our hire boats every year with the occassional 10kg monster being landed. The photos and smiles are always awesome.

A Dusky Flathead (Platycephalus fuscus). Fairy Bower, Manly, NSW
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