Tag: snapper


Port Phillip Bay
August 22, 2015

Port Phillip Bay

We put our new boat into the salt water for the first time last weekend. We went to Clifton Springs and put in at the boat ramp there. The bay was very calm – probably too calm, in fact. We were targeting squid/calamari and hoping for some early season pink snapper. Southern calamari are a year round prospect in Port Phillip Bay and have become a very popular target amongst many fishermen. Calamari inhabit shallow weed beds and reef structure as well as piers that attract baitfish. The popularity of squid fishing......

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Bream, Flathead and Snapper

Bream Bream are likely to be found almost anywhere in an estuary or bay, but prefer areas offering a structure and shelter. The three main speciesĀ are black bream, yellowfin bream and pikey bream. Unlike most other species, bream stay in the estuary over winter and, rather than migrating offshore, they move up the estuary to where fresh water meets salt and spawn there. Flathead Flathead come in more than a dozen forms, but three commonly encountered species are sand flathead, a widespread inshore species; dusky flathead, the most common species in temperate......

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