Report 14/08/14

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Report 14/08/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:30 pm

LAND BASED
With the rough weather recently the beaches have been a little harder to fish, however the mornings have been the best time to head down with plenty of whiting and flathead still getting around. If you’re up for a challenge whiting are great fun to catch on smaller poppers, the Strada Chaos 45 poppers is the perfect size and comes in a great range of colours. Flathead are always keen to take a lure, especially soft plastics, particularly prawn imitations like the DOA shrimps. A favourite bait for these two species would have to be live yabbies but if you’re unable to get these then peeled prawns will be the next best option. This weekend will be a good opportunity to give this a crack.
There have been a couple of reports coming in of a few smaller barras being caught around the weirs, especially Aplins, so as it continues to warm up, it will be worth heading down with some bigger lures.

INSHORE
With the bigger tides this past weekend, there was plenty of bait moving through the creeks, and with that came plenty of queenfish getting around. Small poppers and metal slices such as the bumper bars, worked quickly are sure to get a reaction out of a feeding school of queenfish, great fun.
There will be little run in the tides this weekend, and the mangrove jacks are bound to be hanging in the snags, if lure fishing use a small profile lure like the koolabung razorback prawn, and you’ll be in with a chance to get a bite out of a smaller barra hanging in the area as well. When bait fishing for jacks, choose an oily bait like pilchards, mullet or herring and they won’t be able to refuse.

OFFSHORE & BAY
The weather hasn’t been that favourable for heading out either in the bay or offshore towards the reefs. But coming in the next few days, hopefully there looks to be a little reprieve from the wind. When the boats have been able to get out to the reef, there have been plenty of trouts finding their way aboard.
This year so far has also been a good one for the billfish, with good numbers of juvenile black marlin getting around the shoals. Small skirted lures are an effective way to cover ground when looking for the fish and bait.

SUGGESTED SPOTS THIS WEEKEND
Well, with the gap in the weather there may be an opportunity to get out into the bay and maybe a little further to the shoals in chase of a few of those mackerels that have been getting around before it warms up a little too much. But remember to check the updated forecast before heading too far.

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

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Re: Report 14/08/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:31 pm

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