Report 02/05/14

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 02/05/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri May 02, 2014 3:20 pm

We’re starting to see catches of summer species dwindle as the winter species take their place. We’re seeing big shows of snapper and tailor, and a pretty early start on the salmon. There are still a few macks around (the water temps are still up around that 20-21 degree mark) but they’re starting to slow now.

There are plenty of tuna about, in a wide range of species, but they’re not always easy to catch. Sometimes you’ll find them feeding on bait that’s no more than an inch long, and in that situation they’ll often ignore bigger presentations. Throwing little 5-10g metals isn’t always easy but it can make all the difference. On a recent trip I did really well on 10g slugs.

The snapper are starting to slowly come into the closer grounds to start their spawning, which is great. Mulloway are also starting to slowly turn on again. They’re mostly ranging from 40cm up to 110cm.

Flathead are starting to get to that point where they’re harder to find (ditto the whiting), as they spread out to find warmer water. Shallower banks should give you the best chance of catching one.

Bream are really coming thick all along the beaches, with big specimens to 1.5kg mixed in.

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