Let’s start with how to find Southern Blue Fin Tuna. When the going is good, you can see birds diving into water where there are large bait schools. So, the first clue in how to catch tuna is to keep a lookout for diving birds, which is the most obvious giveaway.
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Hang on to the rod and reel, these fish scream the line off the reel! Kingfish will try to take you down to the bottom to find any structure they can to bust the line off, they will give you your money’s worth with line screaming runs and good head shakes throughout the fight. They possess immense power and I would say these are one of the hardest fighting fish to catch in Melbourne.
These sharks are one of our favourite fish to target and can be caught all year round. They put up a great fight with good line, screaming runs and lots of head shakes and they fight to the very end. They are a great eating table fish and once cleaned and filleted, they provide you with beautiful large fillets.
They are found in most patches of weed and reef throughout both bays and throughout the year. you can catch some big calamari from September to December
Without doubt one of my favourite species to catch as a Charter Boat Operator. They are fun to catch, taste great and we normally catch a good bag of them. Probably one of the best eating fish we have, bar flathead of course, but that’s my opinion.
September is when we really begin catching Snapper. Early season snapper inside Western Port and Port Phillip Bays begins in September. The key is to know where and why they are there. A lot of people have trouble finding these early season fish which are usually of a larger size than the snapper you find through October to December.