Western Port locations: Part II
Last month we looked at three of the six top fishing locations in Western Port. This Last month we are exploring the rest of this massive waterway.
Corinella is one location that must be seen on a low tide before venturing out, especially if you have never fished in this location before. This tidal mud flat is home to many species including gummy sharks, elephant fish, snapper, whiting and mulloway. Australian salmon, trevally and barracouta can also be caught and often become a welcome by-catch when whiting fishing.
Whiting tend to be caught in the Coronet Bay region. Right along the edge of the bay in 5m of water is a good starting point. You will notice it is quite weedy and you'll need to locate the sand holes to find the whiting. A light berley trail is required which will also bring calamari into your fishing location.
Early in the snapper season, especially around September, the top end of Corinella around Lang Lang produces some quality fish. Providing you find fish with your fish finder, you'll be right on the money.
Each season is different but you will notice a bite trend in combination with the tides. This can either be two hours before or after a high or low tide change and it will be up to you to figure it out.
The entrance to Tenby channel is also productive during the early season. Just inside the mouth of the channel a small reef holds good numbers of fish right up until December.