Weekly Report 16/1/08

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Tony Zann
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Weekly Report 16/1/08

Post by Tony Zann » Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:24 am

In the estuaries flathead and whiting remain excellent and bream numbers above average, no doubt as a result of the good rain. Blackmans Point and the Maria are fishing quite well for whiting while Limeburners continues to yield some bumper fish. Flathead have been pretty well everywhere although the reports from upstream of the Dennis bridge have been the most consistent. The best of the bream action has been around the breakwalls and from Limeburners, although Rawdon Island and surrounds have been fishing quite well with lures. A few blackfish have also been on offer from the coal wall on cabbage, while those fishing yabbies at night have also been scoring some nice fish. Blue swimmers have been a little quiet with some dirty water about but further upstream in the Hastings and the Maria some excellent muddies are well and truly back on the chew.
On the beaches, some interesting structure has begun to reform after the battering a few weeks ago. Lighthouse and North beaches have produced solid numbers of bream and whiting, although North Beach has consistently better quality fish. Beach worms and mullet strips are the baits of choice. Tailor have been disappointing.
Off the rocks, tailor fishos are faring a little better although the bite has been brief and primarily during the morning session. Those venturing north to Hat Head and Point Plomer report some nice drummer, especially around the more washed-out ledges. Blackfish are also a viable proposition. No real action on the land based game scene as yet, however this past week has seen a significant improvement in water temperatures close in, indicating the season could begin soon.
Offshore action over the past week has been excellent with bottom bouncers and game fishos enjoying success. The Golden Lure saw some excellent captures, mainly out fairly wide, with blue marlin, yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi and wahoo the main species. If the warmer currents continue to drift closer to shore, look for the smaller black marlin numbers to significantly pick up in the coming weeks. For bottom bouncers, snapper numbers have been excellent as have kingfish but there have been plenty of rats mixed in with the quality fish. Those drifting the sand also continue to report flattie numbers and quality are as good as in memory.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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