Report 11/1/19

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 11/1/19

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:19 pm

In close at the moment we're seeing some cold water around 19-20 degrees, but when you head out past 40m the temp rises to 22-23 degrees. That means mackerel! There have been some good mackerel caught out in that deeper stuff, but in close the smaller boats are struggling.

Some good dolphinfish have been coming from the FAD. We're also seeing a fairly decent run of small blacks to around 80kg.

In that 30-40m mark anglers are catching trag, pearl perch, snapper and tuskfish. One customer bagged out yesterday on trag and snapper in three hours. It can be a bit hit-and-miss though.

In 10-15m of water you can still catch the odd snapper, but most fish are coming from that 30-40m depth range.

In the washes there have been some solid kings getting caught, to around 15kg plus. We've been hearing some good stories in recent weeks of them getting caught on stickbaits and livies.

Around the headlands over the last week there have been some good kingfish betting around. They're not big ones off the stones, with most ranging from 50-90cm, but there are plenty of them. The LBG blokes doing pretty well.

Good bream and whiting are also getting caught off most of the ledges/beaches. The odd jew getting around as well, but they're not a common catch.

In the rivers we've been enjoying hot sessions on flathead. They like to seek out deeper holes as the water warms. Recently we've been plagued by northeasters which bring in that dirty green water and drop the temperatures, so hopefully things will improve.

There are some quality whiting in the rivers, and we're starting to see a lot of them taken off the top on stickbaits and poppers. You can also catch the odd bream off the surface.

There are plenty of cicadas so the bass are fired up.

Kane Fairchild

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