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Posted 10 March 2003 - 11:15 AM

will be going to Apollo Bay at easter ,any info on squidding in this region would be greatly appreciatedas I am relatively new to squid fishing .Thanks
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#2 glen

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Posted 11 March 2003 - 11:10 AM

"Lorne Pier under the first light " is what I have listed in the recommended fishing spots section on this website.

This is not too far from Apollo Bay.

Best of luck,

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#3 calamarieater

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 09:00 AM

Hi everyone heading down to apollo bay this weekend, just wondering if theres anything biting at this time of year?

Not sure if i can be bothered towing the boat! peoples thoughts on what fishn is like there.?



also my mate fishd flinders pier tuesday with no success! GRRRR


All the best Mark
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 10:20 AM

I was in A.B. on the w/e of 27/28 Aug and had a few mixed results. Caught a couple of small squid in harbour first evening, with several other very shy small ones about. Next morning tried for a couple of hours for KGW and sweep off rocks for no result. Hit the Surf late arvo for Salmon using squid and whitebait for only one med salmon. Heaps of people fishing the surf and only few small ones being taken.
Some great fishing the next day. Spinning off Wild dog using light outfit and 50g yellow and silver laser lure caught 8 salmon around 1kg and less, with one big one lost that broke me off. Great fishing with 6 fish caught with consecutive casts!
A tip if you are fishing Wild dog, try about 150 meters east of main carpack where the channel is turning out to sea.

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#5 glen

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 07:25 PM

hi snapperman,

is wild dog a beach or rock platform?

sounds great! :th
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Posted 23 November 2006 - 10:49 AM

Arrrgh, now that I am engaged maybe I can get me brine fix!

I was thinking of drifting for a night fish off Altona, and was wondering if anyone had any advice about what rigs to use and what I might expect to catch: squid, gummies, snapper..etc. and what bait.
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Posted 24 November 2006 - 09:43 AM

Hey Mike,
In my opinion, if you're going to do a night session, rather than drifting, I would sound up a channel or reef edge, anchor up and berley, berley, berley. Fish a few big baits out the back for a snapper or gummy (silver whiting, fish heads for snapper or squid heads/strips for gummies), and fish a smaller bait close to the berley source for whatever might wander up the trail (trevally, whiting, flathead). And pop out a squid jig if you have a spare rod......if you were able to catch a small squid then put it straight back out as a bait, you could catch anything :th
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Posted 27 November 2006 - 09:15 AM

Arrgh,
Me thanks Jazman.

I knew y'd have an idea or two. Also I checked out A-mart all sports Highpoint yesterday; very limited range.

I think your gear alone is 20 times what they had; pretty much a couple of tired old rods.

But BigW had an impressive range!
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Posted 27 November 2006 - 12:03 PM

I'm very suprised that the Amart you checked out at Knifepoint-I mean Highpoint didn't have a good range of fishing gear. The one on Nepean Highway in Mentone is absolutely chockers with all manner of fishing gear, including a very good range of soft plastics, particularly GULPs :lol

Big W is always good value but sometimes the range is very brand specific. If you're wanting a few hard-bodied minnows for trolling that dive to about 2.5-3m, BigW have Berkley Frenzy lures for around $5-6, that have been slaying them around the shallow reefy areas where we fish. Pinkies, snook, pike, salmon and flathead have all fallen for these great (and seriously cheap) lures in the past month. Very interesting when you consider that they have been catching many more fish than the $15-20 hard bodies we mostly use :woot:

It's still very hard to catch a fish mate, not sure what's going on lately. We spent about 5 hours off Ricketts again on Saturday for a very modest haul, although I did catch my first ever snotty trevalla on a SP, and a big garfish :) Maybe I need to start fishing at night :th

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 02:29 PM

you caught a garfish on a lure? wow!
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Posted 27 November 2006 - 04:03 PM

Hi Glen,
I think my wording was a bit misleading - I caught the snotty on SP, but I caught the garfish on bait. HOWEVER I do aim to catch a garfish on SP before I leave for Canberra - I recently bought some 1 inch nymph-imitation soft plastics and tiny jigheads which I think will work :woot:

Despite its name, the snotty was great to eat! :lol

And on an unrelated topic......I think it's really funny that one of the google ads that comes up at the top of this thread is for a product called 'Urine-off' - described as a urine odour and stain remover - no matter how old or how bad it smells....ewwww :th

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 04:24 PM

hey jaz, when you off to canberra

up for a flounder before then?
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Posted 27 November 2006 - 04:44 PM

yeah i see an advert for "pet urine remover". crazy stuff. now i have mentioned the phrase we will probably get more ads on that topic!
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Posted 27 November 2006 - 04:54 PM

Hey Steeny, I drive up on Dec 10th, but finish work this Thursday, so I have a bit over a week in which to get all the Melbourne fishing I can. Definately up for a floundering session if the weather plays fair :th
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Posted 27 November 2006 - 07:23 PM

i am keen for a flounder but probably not this weekend :th i am going for a surf on saturday..wish me luck that i don't drown! i haven't been in a long time :woot:
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 09:59 AM

I had no idea you were a surfer Glen :woot: I've never tried, looks way too hard. Can you do any tricks, like walking down to the nose of the board while balancing a girl on your shoulders? :lol The trick below also looks pretty hard :th

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 10:32 AM

Arrgh,

that ain't no trick I know a few guys who can do that on Dry land...hahaha.

Well done mate, so even a veteran angler like you can always find a challenge....

That's strange, according to all reports and what I have seen at the ramps, anglers at Altona have been doing well.

My schedule is packed solid until late december, but after that I would love to get back into it.

Drop me a line when you come back for the weekends.

Also thanks for all the tips, I will give those lures a try.
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#18 glen

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 01:14 PM

i actually do body boarding (not stand up surfing) but i just like saying surfing because its easier to explain :th ...hope my board still supports my weight!

cheers, glen
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 07:13 AM

If you are going to give a nightfish a go out from altona i'd suggest trying the reef edges between cardinal marker 2km straight out from ramp and the williamstown footy ground. sound the reef, anchor yourself accordingly and good luck :th



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Posted 29 November 2006 - 07:50 AM

Haaargh,
thanks lads, I'll keep ye posted.
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