15/11/06 Weekly Report

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15/11/06 Weekly Report

Post by Tony Zann » Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:53 am

On the beaches, whiting numbers continue to improve with Lighthouse in particular giving up some quality fish, as long as you can avoid the moving masses of weed. Best bet is to fish the shallower sand bars on the rising tide with either worms or pipis, and avoid the deeper gutters unless you are keen to do battle with the few remaining salmon that are loitering behind on their journey back down the coast. Despite their culinary deficiencies, these salmon have at least provided some fantastic action over the past few months, with very few species capable of providing the type of challenge a salmon does on light gear. Also on the beaches, a few solid bream are around, with Dunbogan providing some nice kilo plus specimens. A few tailor are beginning to re appear now the salmon have thinned, with beaches to the south faring best. Night time mulloway chasers report plenty of assorted vermin in between limited successes.



In the estuaries, whiting numbers have been excellent, as has the quality. Brad Dick landed a cracker fish of over 700 grams, whilst there have been plenty of other above average fish pulled from the Maria, Limeburners and the back channel. Yabbies and live worms again have proven the morsels of choice. Plenty of flathead also on offer, with either lures or bait working well. The small fresh which came down the Hastings also saw increased numbers of bream in the lower reaches, with the break walls and coal wall fishing well. Mullet gut fished during the evening run in tide was particularly successful. This weekend also sees the Sundowner Bream classic again being staged. Good luck to all entrants and fingers crossed for great conditions and obliging fish.

On the beaches, whiting numbers continue to improve with Lighthouse giving up some quality fish, as long as you can avoid the moving masses of weed. Best bet is to fish the shallower sand bars on the rising tide with worms or pipis and avoid the deeper gutters unless you are keen to do battle with the few remaining salmon that are loitering behind. A few solid bream are around, with Dunbogan providing some kilo-plus specimens. A few tailor are beginning to reappear now the salmon have thinned, with beaches to the south faring best. Night mulloway-chasers report plenty of assorted vermin in between limited successes.
In the estuaries, whiting numbers have been excellent, as has the quality. Brad Dick landed a cracker fish of over 700g and there have been plenty of other above average fish pulled from the Maria, Limeburners and the Back Channel on yabbies and live worms. Plenty of flathead on offer with lures or bait working well. The small fresh which came down the Hastings also saw increased numbers of bream in the lower reaches, with the breakwalls and Coal Wall fishing well. Mullet gut fished during the evening run-in tide was particularly successful. This weekend the second Sundowner Bream will be staged. Good luck to all entrants and fingers crossed for great conditions and obliging fish.
Offshore action was quite unusual last weekend, with boats putting to sea on both days, something of a rarity in recent months. There were mixed results, with snapper reasonable in close on baits and plastics. The wider reefs also produced a few reasonable reds along with plenty of mixed reef species, while the flattie drifts were productive for those simply chasing a feed. A few small black and striped marlin have been sighted in quite close, so dragging a skirt or livie behind should now be a viable option. The FAD is reported to be holding increased numbers of mahi mahi.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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