Fishing Report Melbourne Gummy Sharks South Channel Port Phillip Bay

Fishing Report Melbourne Gummy Sharks South Channel Port Phillip Bay

Gummy Sharks – Launching out Rye on Sunday afternoon about 3 pm we had a high tide at around 8:30 pm The goal was to target Gummy Sharks and the key to Gummy sharks is fresh Bait, we struggled to find Salmon, so we Shot down to Sorrento Squid Grounds and got about dozen fresh squid.

The Rigs We Fished Tied.. Like in Video Below

 Update We Caught Another Gummy Last time

squid gps mark, squid port phillip baySquid Is Really easy to catch in the Southern end of Port Phillip Bay.  Just look for weed banks & broken ground. in Map on the right is where we got our fresh squid, there are lots of moored Small boats around, flick your jigs around and it should not take long to get a few, there is also some good whiting ground in there too, Simply look for the sand holes.

To Rig Up For Whiting This How we Did it  Video


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10kg Gummy Shark Caught Reedy’s Dominator 9/0 Hooks

South Channel

Fishing The Run out tide ,  With a western port rig and a Size 8/0 Dominator circle hook , it was really simple to catch a gummy shark .

Key Factors

  • Fresh Bait Such as Salmon , Trevally , Squid baccuda , Fresh Blood Bait
  • Fishing Channel Edge
  • Bait a Chunk / Lip hook Head / Squid Rig the goal is to make sure baits don’t spin.
  • Good Sharp Hook

We Used 9/0 Reedy’s Dominator Circle Hooks From Here


Diagram of Gummy Shark Rig

A Close look at a running rig for gummie sharks click to enlarge

We Had to fish 20 once Lead to hold bottom and work though catching rubbish fish such as banjo shark ,7 gillers & Ray’s.

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Reedy's Rigs Fishing Tackle

Fishing Adventures