Report 27/06/14

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Report 27/06/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:38 pm

The whiting must be more of a challenge than expected with less photos than last months challenge sent in so far if you can catch a whiting and send in the photo your chances of winning the $250 Tackle World Pack will be high.

LAND BASED
Winter is a great time of year to be fishing the beaches and with the calmer weather in recent days the water has cleaned up nicely. There have still been good reports coming in of good sized whiting and plenty of flathead. The golden trevally have moved into the shallows as well in chase of bait and will put up a strong fight on heavy tackle let alone the light beach outfit, awesome fun. Peeled prawns and sand worms make great bait for whiting, but if the tides are right and the low tide exposes the yabby beds, then taking the yabby pump will be well worth the extra effort, it’s very hard to beat live bait.

Small soft plastics will also work, keeping the jighead light will give the plastic the best natural action.

Heading down to the breakwaters in the afternoon is also a good option this time of year, the fish will hold close to the rocks after being warm up in the sun, there is always a chance of running into a barra or mangrove jack in the area. Once again live prawns are a top bait.

INSHORE
With the recent cold snap the creeks have been a bit quiet lately. The creek mouths however have been firing with plenty of bait hanging around, plenty of grunter and blue salmons have been getting caught.

The doggy mackerel are in the bay and in massive numbers, find the bait find the fish. Smaller trolled lures are a very good option. Another way to target these fish is to anchor around weedy bottom, burley with chunks of pilchards and have a small pilchard floating on a set of smaller gang hooks, bring the fish to you.

For a bit of fun game, there have plenty of decent sized trevallies hanging around structure and bait, like the shipping pylons. They put up a great fight on spin gear and can be targeted successfully with the small soft vibes and metal slugs.

OFFSHORE & BAY
Finally there was a reprieve in the weather this week and there were plenty of keen anglers heading out to the reef and shoals with good success. The reefs produced plenty of quality fish, with red throats and coral trouts a common catch. There were also plenty of nice Spanish mackerel taking floating baits and lures on the troll around the reef edges. The shoals also turned on with the weather for those who didn’t want to travel as far, there were good numbers of mackerel, both Spanish and the odd spotted, the juvenile marlin were also around in positive numbers hanging with the bait schools.

To target the bigger Spanish mackerel, trolling a rigged wolf herring will surely entice the 15kg+ models. A great alternative to the real thing are the plastic Dog Tooth brand of Wolf Herrings, they can be rigged up as you would an actual wolfie, swim just as good, can be trolled all day and don’t need to be kept on ice.

SUGGESTED SPOTS THIS WEEKEND
This Saturday is looking like a top day to head back out to the shoals and inner reefs, look for good showings of bait and there a bound to be some good fish lurking around. The weather is turning on Sunday and Monday and the wind will be right up so the creeks and bay may be the only option for the remainder of the long weekend. There will be plenty of big bream getting around the creeks, so it’s a good time to get out and sink dead prawns back into snags, and a good chance of a nice jack or smaller fingermark as well.

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Have a great weekend
Danny, Renee & the Tackle World Team
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Re: Weekly Report 27/06/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:39 pm

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