To all you fishing enthusiasts out there , with one month to go until the opening of the fishing season in October, it’s time to haul out the gear and hopefully in turn, haul out some great Snapper in our wonderful Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne.
Snapper being a much sought after fish in Port Phillip Bay challenges fisherman with its vigorous fighting ability thus creating a bit of sporting fun. as well as being a popular culinary meal.
Snapper colour varies from pink to reddish brown with pink fins. Younger Snapper called Squire have bright blue spots over upper body. Max size can be 130 cm to 19kg but generally average size is 7 kg.
Western Port Bay and Port Phillip Bay are prolific Snapper sources but are considerably different waterways mainly due to tidal scours and mud flat variations. Port Phillip Bay has a shallow basin with an average depth of 13 metres compared to Western Port Inlet which has shallow mud flats but deep tidal scours .
Snapper move in shore to feed and spawn when the water temperature increases.
So with the facts aside what better way to start the thrill of it all by hopping onto one of our Fishing Charter boats leaving from Carrum Boat ramp at Launching Way Carrum every Friday to Monday or by request.
Scnapper charters leave only when conditions perfect ,generally Oct – Dec annually optimising chances of a good catch.
Click here to go to Bagout Fishing Charter and Tours Melbourne are owned and skippered by Steve and Danny offering not only a great day but the added advantage of their 30 years of experience . Care is taken to ensure all safety gear is well maintained and in top condition whist only the highest grade tackle is used. Rods and bait are supplied . All you bring is warm jacket, Fishing Licence, drinks , food, esky for cooling your supplies and of course your big catch of Snapper ! For more information check out the BAGOUT Fishing Charters Website.
. From the time the first fish arrive in the bay they are are widespread but adhere to their schools . They are slow to feed due to temperature having not reached peak conditions which can be frustrating to the fisherman.
As water temperature rises , however, usually November, the need to feed rises (due to increased metabolism), which in turn draws the Snapper to the Angler’s hook , creating a far more successful fishing trip.
SNAPPER a.k.a. squire, red bream
Snapper are a sought-after saltwater fish with a savage bite and strong fighting ability. Anglers love the challenge of snapper fishing with the added bonus of snapper being a prized table fish.
Physical Description: Younger snapper (squire) have bright blue spots over their upper bodies, and with age these spots disappear, the snout bulges and a hump forms over the nape. Colouration varies from rosy pink to red brown with pinkish fins