Fishing Report – May 23rd, 2018

Whats Hot

The fish are being caught in decent numbers at the moment and most groups are being very responsible and keeping a few for the dinner plate and releasing all the rest. The most common catches are flathead and juvenile pinky snapper.

The months of May-Aug will see cooler weather and the colder water usually means the fishing gets a bit slower. Throughout the year we still see fish being caught and the Winter months will see pinky snapper, flathead, whiting and salmon all eager to take a bait or two.  No tricks or magic, just be on the water (mornings are best), have high quality bait and wear a jumper.

A lot of pinky sized snapper (ideal pan size for eating) are being caught along with high numbers of flathead. Whiting are starting to be landed with a 50cm+ giant being bagged this week. The rockets of the sea (Australian Salmon) are also taking baits and silver surface lures … hang on when they bite as they take off with incredible speed and power.

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 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 September 30th – Open Every Weekend and Selected Days Mid-Week (Hire kiosk opens weather depending)

*** CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY, OPEN ALL OTHER PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ***

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
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