Weekly Report 10/05/07

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
Ph: 02 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com
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Weekly Report 10/05/07

Post by Tony Zann » Thu May 10, 2007 8:57 am

Off the beaches, whitebait schools have been common, although to date not quite as prolific as last season. Tailor action has been consistent although some days fish better than others. The quality is certainly up, with fish over a kilo now common. Lighthouse has been fishing exceptionally well, although North Beach and the beaches around Laurieton have also yielded good results. A few quality bream are about, although their winter run has really yet to commence. Quite often the period following the first full moon in May sees a significant improvement and I would be surprised if this is not the case again this year. School jew remain elusive although there is a sprinkling of better quality fish for those prepared to put in the time, and put up with the hordes of sharks and eagle rays following the tailor and mullet schools.
Off the rocks, tailor numbers are solid and bags have generally included a better class of fish than off the beaches. Bream numbers have improved although the calm seas mean more finesse is required. Point Plomer and surrounds have been the pick location. Drummer and blackfish numbers are slowly improving but many ledges remain significantly sandy with a real big southerly needed to scour out these traditional locations and kick-start the season. The calm seas sparked some early groper action with the ledges around Diamond Head giving up some nice fish. For land based game enthusiasts, there are still a few longtail tuna and cobia about, with Point Perpendicular and Hat Head well worth the trek.
In the estuary, flathead remain. Increased numbers of quality bream have begun to reside in the lower reaches, with night sessions improving each week. Blackfish remain a little sporadic although the breakwalls and the Maria have yielded the odd reasonable bag. Still a few muddies around to keep the keen crabbers interested but blue swimmers remain disappointing.
Offshore conditions have been ideal with last weekend seeing small tinnies cross the bar as if it was not there. Bottom-bouncers report there are still good numbers of kingfish and samson fish off Point Plomer, along with better than average numbers of pearl perch. Those drifting the flattie grounds advise it is almost impossible to drop the bottom and not get fish. Still a few cobia and longtails in Barries Bay, although the numbers are not as solid as in recent weeks.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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