Weekly Report 24/2/12

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Tony Zann
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Weekly Report 24/2/12

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:27 pm

Conditions here are getting better each day offshore with the water at 25° to 26° and blue water starting to appear in closer. There have been good reports of blue marlin at the shelf with some over 200kg, mostly taking dark skirts. Mahi mahi are starting to move in around the FAD, taking lures and bait. Remember to keep your boat out of the down-current wash of the FAD because this spooks the fish. Down south, Hat Head has had the pick of the surface action with Spanish and cobia. Fish Rock has a few kings and sporadic schools of yellowfin and mack tuna. Up north the water is still a bit green for a consistent surface bite but the bottom fish are starting to play the game with snapper, pearlies and teraglin.
The river still has school jew around the mouth but there are some big stingrays and shovelnose sharks mixed in with them. As the water clears the bigger flathead have started to come back and so have the bream. The last of the run in and the first of the run out is the best tide to fish at the moment.
The beach fishos have had their most success on Smoky Beach with whiting, bream, dart and the odd tailor early in the morning. The rockhoppers are getting a few tailor and bream off the ledges here while there have been good reports of cobia and tuna off Hat Head and Hungry Head.
Mark and Denise Bird and Paul and Michelle Martin
Rocks Marine Bait and Tackle
02 6566 6726
rocksmarine@tsn.cc

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