Weekly Report 1/4/10

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Tony Zann
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Weekly Report 1/4/10

Post by Tony Zann » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:52 am

We are in the middle of the best season of Spanish and spotted mackerel we have seen for a good number of years. Grassy Heads Middle Ground seems to be the hot spot but it does pay to move around if need be. Most guys are setting baits at various depths using pilchards through a berley trail and coming up with the goods. The Spanish seem to be more productive around Scotts Head, taking trolled lures and live slimies if you can get them (they are tough to find at the moment). Reef fishing around the same area has been producing trag, the odd jewfish and snapper. There are still a few mahi mahi around the FAD eager to jump all over a bait. Bonito and mac tuna are still in good numbers and you won’t get better strip baits for the mackerel. Fish Rock has not fired for a few weeks with just the odd kingfish coming in. There are a few cobia about but not on the bite at the moment. Strong currents and warm water prevail.
School jew are in good numbers in the river, falling victim to soft plastics on a run-out tide. Keeper bream are along the walls taking worms, whitebait and mullet strips. Flathead are about the weed beds and drop-offs. Good whiting are being caught up river on live worms. Bass are in good numbers from Smithtown to Kempsey. We have megabass Sigletts in stock now, deadly on bass.
The beaches have been fishing well with Smoky producing plenty of whiting, bream and dart with tailor feeding morning and night. Gap Beach has whiting and tailor while Back and Main beaches have been fishing well for whiting. Tailor are in good numbers off the rocks.
Mark and Denise Bird and Paul and Michelle Martin
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