Weekly Report 05/04/14

Brett Hyde
Ballina Bait & Tackle,
Ballina West Shopping Centre
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Nicole Penfold
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Weekly Report 05/04/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:18 pm

It's looking like a really nice weekend around Ballina. Sea conditions are good and should allow most boats to get out. The close reefs are still producing a few mackerel as well as the odd snapper. The current is very strong on the 32's but is a lot less the wider you go. Snapper, pearl perch, kingfish and amberjack have all been taken on the wider grounds.

Yellowfin tuna and mackerel have been trolled up off Brunswick Heads and some mackerel and cobia have been haunting Evans Head if you want to chase something different.

The beaches have been a little quiet with just a few bream and the odd whiting and flathead too. Will still be worth a throw for a chopper tailor in the afternoon using pilchards or cut baits, especially from Seven Mile Beach. With the recent fresh that has come down the river fishing the run up tide will be a better option if possible.

There are still a few whiting and flathead hanging around the sand flats and the bream are hugging the walls. Try using smelly or oily baits on the run out tide. Chicken or mullet gut and pilchards or mullet are all good options. The crabs have been a little quiet but the emigrant and north creek will be worth a look. Be cautious on the run out tide when boating as there is still some debris floating down the river.

Tight lines - Brett.

Brett Hyde, Ballina Bait and Tackle
Ballina West Shopping Centre
02 6686 2527

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