Fishing Report – May 2022

Whats Hot

May is the last month of the Autumn fishing period. A typical morning boat hire group will catch 5-10 fish in a session with pinky snapper, flathead, salmon and garfish being the most active. Historically, very few fish if any are caught after late morning. We recommend 10kg+ line, have chemically sharpened large hooks, well maintained drags on your reel, be extremely careful with your knots and always have a net ready with a person concentrating on getting the fish into the net with one smooth action.  If you have never experienced Autumn Season Fishing you do not know what you are missing.

Mornington Boat Hire     snapper1

KingGeorgeWhiting    Salmon

Best baits are squid cut into strips, pilchards and pippies. Mornings are always best as the water is calmer and the bigger fish are on the bite. Smaller fish will still be 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

During Autumn up until Easter, we are open 7 days a week with boating subject to safe weather conditions.

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
Fish in Bucket
Mornington Boat Hire