Report 20/07/14

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Report 20/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:32 pm

LAND BASED
There are still plenty of whiting around, and if you’re keen to take the time to go out at low tide and pump some yabbies, you’ll be in with a sure shot at bagging a few good whiting, great fun for the kids as well. With the calmer weather, the water has been cleaner along the beaches, and the smaller mackerels are around, it’s well worth floating a pilchard out on a set of gangs as well, either down the beaches or off the breakwater. The beaches and creek mouths have also been producing a lot of good sized flathead, and soft plastics have been the best way to target them. The old favourite would have to be the DOA shrimp, with a very natural action and great hook up rate. Always keeping the soft plastic close to the bottom is key and using a slow hoping action.

INSHORE
There have been plenty of small jacks getting around in the snags, great fun on spin gear and soft plastics. The bigger barras have been a bit quiet of late, but the smaller fish, up to 60cm have made a good account for themselves in the shallow water around the timber. During the cooler months barras tend to be more likely found schooling together, so when lure casting in and around the snags and you manage one fish, don’t be afraid to keep peppering the snag with casts as there will more than likely be a few more there as well.
There have been a few reports coming in of king salmon starting to make their presence known in the creeks, which is a good sign for those fishing the deeper water with hard and soft vibes.
For the bait fishos’ floating back live prawns into snags as always has been producing good number of big breams, smaller fingermark and the odd nice jack when a chunk of pilchard or mud herring was put out there.

OFFSHORE & BAY
For those that headed out to the reefs during last week’s brief window of beautiful weather, good numbers of fish were caught, from coral trouts and red throat emperor during the day and a bunch of nice big red emperor and large mouth nannygai at night time. This time of year is a great time to target these species in shallower water around the reefs up to 40m. When anchored up bottom fishing, it’s well worth having a floating pilchard out, with a good chance of a nice Spanish mackerel.
In the bay, the doggy mackerel have been a bit quiet in this last week, but with this weekend’s cold snap they will hopefully will fire up again, but those that have been finding the fish it’s been in closer to shore around the headlands and middle shipping pylons.

SUGGESTED SPOTS THIS WEEKEND
This weekend’s weather is looking that good, so the creeks will be the place to head if wanting to wet a line. There is still enough run in the tides to keep the fish active, it’s hard to go past live bait and there has been plenty of it getting around the creeks.

Have a great weekend
Danny, Renee & the Tackle World Team

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Nick Phelan landed this quality flathead on a hardbody lure.
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Re: Weekly Report 20/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:32 pm

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