Weekly Report 10/10/07

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
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Weekly Report 10/10/07

Post by Tony Zann » Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:42 am

In the estuary, flathead remain the star attraction with quality fish on offer from most parts. Good catches are now coming from areas further upstream, with the Maria and around Rawdon Island fishing quite well, although the lower reaches are still producing plenty of big lizards. A few bream are still on offer around Limeburners and the coal wall and with the waters clearing and warming, look for the action to pick up further upstream. Increasing numbers of whiting are also beginning to show in the Hastings with Limeburners and up the Maria producing quality fish. Live worms or yabbies are the pick baits. Lake Cathie has been fishing well for whiting. Blackfish are starting to slow but a few solid fish to a kilo are hanging around Limeburners and the breakwalls for those putting in the time. Mud crab numbers are picking up almost daily so now is definitely time to dust off the traps and dillies if you haven’t already done so.
Off the beaches, some solid bream remain. Good numbers of whiting are about, with their earlier presence no doubt due to the salmon not being as prolific as in recent seasons. While there are still plenty about, at least this season has seen somewhat of a balance return. Mulloway and tailor remain elusive and a few specks of red weed have begun to show up.
Off the rocks, still a few drummer but the action has now begun to slow but it is not unusual to see a cold strip of water hug the coast at this time of year and if this happens, look for another brief burst of activity. Tailor have improved a little with some quality fish to a kilo from most headlands with Lighthouse the pick. A few bream are also on offer although the average size and condition has begun to diminish. Blackfish remain reasonable, while the odd groper is still on offer, especially around Diamond Head and Point Perpendicular.
Outside reports have been encouraging with snapper numbers solid from the closer reefs, a few kingfish and samson fish wider off Point Plomer and still a few yellowfin on the shelf. Those making the trek out also report a few mahi mahi hanging around buoys and the like. The FAD should be back in place very soon. Paul and Carol from Aquatic Blue Charters have also been treating their customers to some great whale watching, with whale numbers excellent.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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