Weekly Report 16/05/07

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Weekly Report 16/05/07

Post by Tony Zann » Wed May 16, 2007 10:17 am

Off the beaches, mullet schools have been a common sight as they travel up they coast on their annual spawning run. This has certainly not been missed by the shark population, which has been having a field day on the helpless schools and creating havoc for those chasing mulloway after dark. There are some quality fish about but the rubbish will test the patience and bait resources in the meantime. Bream quality is certainly up, with North Beach consistently producing fish kilo-plus fish, although the better numbers usually do not kick in until after the mullet have travelled. Best catches have been early morning, although the tides at present should see evening sessions improve considerably for those wise enough to fish the shallower sand spits. Tailor remain consistent and of excellent quality although the numbers have not been as we would hope for. If the baitfish schools begin to hug the coast as they did last season rather than travel wide, look for a big improvement.
Off the rocks, tailor remain your best bet with dawn or dusk sessions from most ledges likely to produce a feed. Point Plomer and surrounds have also begun to produce some nice bream, with lunar and tide conditions this weekend excellent for those willing for fish after dark. Drummer remain a little quiet although a few reasonable pigs have begun to show around Point Perpendicular and Lewises at Laurieton. Good numbers of blackfish remain a great alternative. Longtail tuna and cobia are still a viable proposition although the numbers have thinned a little.
In the estuaries, bream numbers and quality remain quite good indicating most fish have yet to leave for their winter trip. Best reports have been from around Limeburners and the coal wall with lures and baits doing well. Flathead numbers remain excellent throughout most of the system and show no real signs of slowing. Reasonable blackfish, with catches consistent if not spectacular. The upper reaches on the Maria and Limeburners reported to contain stacks of fish, so the season ahead looks promising. Good numbers of garfish remain around Pelican Island. Muddies remain most active and are very well conditioned.
Offshore reports remain excellent, with some top snapper about, highlighted by a terrific 8.9kg model scored by Tony Jones off Nobbys. Further north, samson fish and kingfish remain common, while those fishing in around 70m have reported excellent numbers of pearl perch. Those tossing soft plastics in deeper water have been reporting excellent results on pearlies and course snapper, with the quality-to-rubbish ratio far superior to conventional tactics.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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