Gummies Correct Rig (Western Port or Port Phillip): 6 to 14oz Bomb sinker attached to 20lb dropper approx 15 inches in length attached to ‘sliding’ Easy Rig clip – trace threaded through easy rig and attached to a good quality ball bearing swivel, 60lb main leader attached to swivel approx 1.5 Mt in length with either a 1 or 2 hook rig.
Hang Bait (Such as Squid Head) – 1 x 7/0 hook rig used re- bait hanged on hook (i.e. Hook passed through bait only once with barb fully exposed.)
Strip/Fillet Bait – 2 x hook rig uses 1 x 7/0 (Bottom Hook – attached via Uni Knot) and 1 x 5/0 (Top Hook – Snood tied)   Distance between top and bottom hook depends upon size of bait (Important top hook used as the TOW hook.)

Recommended Type of Hook: Gamakatsu ‘Octopus’

Recommended Dropper & Trace Monofilament: JinkaiBait Spread – Due to tide flow it is difficult to spread your baits therefore use rig with an 8oz sinker cast further out behide the boat (It shall drift further away until settles) and the other rig use a 14 to 16oz sinker cast directly behide the boat.

Best Bait: Fresh Squid, Couta, Salmon, Eel, fillets/strips.  Ensure bait does not spin in the current, position 2 hook rig to ensure this – Cut small section on top of Squid hood ‘Tube’ to allow water to pass through tube (Less tide flow resistance)  Fillets and Squid strips cut into strips approx 30 to 40 mm in width and approx 200mm in length. – Remember to position/balance your bait each side of the hook centre line as to prevent bait spin. If using Squid tube ‘Strips’ remove skin.

Best Times to Fish: Gummies are a permanent resident in Western Port.During the winter period being April to July large (20 Kilo’s plus) females visit the Port to spawn – Peak month is May.  Early morning, dusk or evening  1 week each side of the full moon phase   90 minutes each side of Ebb or Full Tide – preference being full tide slack water and first 90 minutes of run out tide.   Pick the tides with minimal difference between High & Low to ensure minimal tide/water flow. Turn off sounder as transmission pulse can frighten fish.   Where to Fish Western Port: The most productive areas are channel drop offs. – Position boat on the bottom of the channel where drop flattens out.  Once anchored with baits set, it’s a sit and wait game – Gummies will detect your bait by their excellent sense of smell.

Western Port – Gummy GPS Marks

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Mark As Identified on Chart GPS Coordinates General Other

G-1* Cat Bay S38 29.034 E145 08.189
Gummies 90 Minutes each side of tide change (Early May) Preference being run out tide. If after no action head further out to the next Mark (G-2) and fish the end of the run out (Less tidal flow)

G-2* The Tags S38 30.170 E145 03.590
Gummies 60 Minutes each side of tide change – Preference run out tide.

G-3* Lysaghts S38 17.088 E145 13.966
Gummies 90 Minutes each side of tide change (Early May/June) Preference being run out tide.

G-4 Western Entrance S38 30.827 E145 04.585
Gummies & Snapper. Early/Late Season 90 Minutes each side of tide change (Early May/June) Preference being run out tide.

G-5 Buoy 2 S38 29.317 E145 05.971
Gummies, Snapper & Seven Gilled Shark. 90 Minutes each side of tide change (Early May/June) Preference being run out tide.

G-6 Buoy 5 S38 28.594 E145 08.309
Gummies, Snapper & Seven Gilled Shark. 90 Minutes each side of tide change (Early May/June) Preference being run out tide.

G-7 Buoy 5 S38 28.606 E145 08.853
Gummies. 90 Minutes each side of tide change (Early May/June) Preference being run out tide.

G-8 Cat Bay S38 29.062 E145 08.125
Gummies & Snapper. Good year round – Best on run out tide.

G-9 Buoy 7 S38 27.267 E145 10.158 Gummies & Snapper. 90 Minutes each side of tide change (Early May/June) Preference being run out tide.

G-10 Balnarring S38 24.852 E145 08.204 Gummies Good year round

G-11 Buoy 12 S38 26.321 E145 11.589 Gummies & Squid 90 Minutes each side of tide change – Preference run out tide

G-12 Buoy 14 S38 25.613 E145 13.056
Gummies 90 Minutes each side of tide change – Preference run out tide.

G-13 Buoy 14
S38 25.477 E145 13.286
Gummies 90 Minutes each side of tide change – Preference run out tide.

G-14 Horseshoe Channel
S38 16.700 E145 25.180 Gummies 90 Minutes each side of tide change – Preference run out tide.

G-15 Boulten Channel S38 16.433  E145 27.407
Gummies & Snapper 90 Minutes each side of tide change – Preference run out tide.

G-16 Bouchier Channel
S38 14.740 E145 27.020
Gummies & Snapper 90 Minutes each side of tide change – Preference run out tide.

G-17* Lower Western Port
S38 26.833 E145 10.310
Gummies 90 Minutes each side of tide change – Preference run out tide

G-18* Upper Western Port
S38 16.380 E145 21.517
Gummies 90 Minutes each side of tide change – Preference run out tide

G-19 Buoy 17
S38 24.469 E145 15.195
Gummies & Snapper 90 Minutes each side of tide change – Preference run out tide

G-20 East Arm S38 25.758 E145 15.207
Gummies, Snapper & School Shark 90 Minutes each side of tide change – Preference run out tide

G-21 East Arm Cowes S38 26.327 E145 16.885
Gummies, Snapper & School Shark 90 Minutes each side of tide change – Preference run out tide

G-22 Sandy Point
S38 24.509 E145 14.303
Gummies, Snapper & Whiting Gummies-Year Round. Snapper Sept-Dec Whiting Dec-April

G-23 Gardner’s Channel  East Entrance
S38 25.556 E145 19.560
Gummies, Snapper & Elephants Elephants March to May

G-24 Ram Island
S38 25.898 E145 20.936
Gummies, Snapper & Elephants Elephants March to May

G-25 Cowes
S38 26.153 E145 13.072
Gummies & Snapper Approx 30 Mt’s

G-26 East Arm Cowes S38 26.177 E145 16.792
Gummies & Snapper Gummies-Year Round Snapper – Sept to Dec

G-27 Tortoise Head Bank
S38 25.703 E145 19.147
Gummies & School Shark Start of incoming tide best fished

G-28 Tortoise Head Bank
S38 25.689 E145 17.995
Gummies & School Shark Start of incoming tide best fished

G-29 East Arm
S38 26.325 E145 18.352
Gummies & Snapper Spring & Summer – Approx 9Mt’s

G-30 Bagge Harbour S38 15.811 E145 17.489
Gummies

G-31 Buoy 29
S38 18.712 E145 14.302
Gummies & Snapper

G-32 Tooradin Channel Entrance
S38 16.091 E145 19.703
Gummies & Snapper Last 2 hours of Ebb tide – First 1 hour flood tide – Approx 8Mt’s

G-33 Boulton Channel
S38 16.201 E145 25.924
Gummies & Snapper Last 2 hours of Ebb tide – First 1 hour flood tide

G-34 S38 17.091 E145 21.121
Gummies, Snapper, Whalers & Seven Gilled Last 2 hours of Ebb tide – First 1 hour flood tide

G-35 Joes Island
S38 16.807 E145 20.850
Gummies Last 2 hours of Ebb tide – First 1 hour flood tide  May- July

G-36 Bouchier Channel
S38 15.227 E145 25.798
Gummies & School Shark Best on first 2 hours of Ebb tide  May- July

G-37 Freemans Point S38 22.438 E145 28.458
Gummies & Shark Last 2 hours of Ebb tide – First 1 hour flood tide

G-38 Red Cliffs
S38 24.769 E145 16.512
Gummies, Snapper & Elephants Last 2 hours of Ebb tide – First 1 hour flood tide

G-39 Cowes
S38 26.037 E145 14.039
Gummies, Last 2 hours of Ebb tide – First 1 hour flood tide

G-40 West Entrance
S38 29.400 E145 04.986
Gummies & Snapper Last 2 hours of Ebb tide – First 1 hour flood tide

G-41 Flinders
S38 28.342 E145 05.152
Gummies  Last 2 hours of Ebb tide – First 1 hour flood tide

G-42 West Entrance S38 29.215 E145 04.700
Gummies  Last 2 hours of Ebb tide – First 1 hour flood tide

G-43 Boultons & Boucher
S38 16.450 E145 23.501
Gummies  Last 2 hours of Ebb tide – First 1 hour flood tide

G-44* Eastern Channel
S38 19.285 E145 16.606
Gummies  Last 2 hours of Ebb tide – First 1 hour flood tide  Late May

G-45* Tyabb Bank
S38 16.635 E145 14.325
Gummies  Last hour of Ebb tide – First 1 hour flood tide  Late June

G-46 Buoy 4
S38 23.310 E145 24.755