Weekly Report 17/9/08

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Tony Zann
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Weekly Report 17/9/08

Post by Tony Zann » Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:17 am

In the estuary, following the recent fresh, flathead have begun to improve with reasonable numbers beginning to show up from most locations in the lower reaches. Good fish taken from Limeburners, around Pelican Island and the breakwalls. Look for a sharp improvement further upstream with the water now beginning to clear and warm up. The dirty water saw some excellent bream action from Limeburners and around the Co-op last week, with yabbies in particular faring well. The full moon saw the action slow down a degree or two but with that now past us, coming weeks could prove quite productive. The dirty water slowed the whiting action significantly but there are positive signs for a good season ahead. A similar story from the blackfish scene, although this week has seen a few solid fish return to the walls and Limeburners. Many keen pundits are tipping an extended season well into spring.
On the beaches, at least it has been a pleasant surprise to see not all formations were destroyed by the latest big swells. Lighthouse has been fishing well, with nice bream to around a kilo although generally not in big numbers, together with a continued run of salmon and the odd good whiting. Tailor remain quiet although the odd good fish has been extracted during evening sessions. Mulloway remain disappointing, as they have all year, but we have had reports of juvenile fish around 30cm turning up in solid numbers around Miners. I can’t recall the last time so many juvenile fish were encountered from such a variety of locations in this area. Lets just hope a fair proportion of them survive to become significant future captures.
Off the rocks, things are starting to look up after the big seas a week or two ago, with a few solid drummer from around Point Plomer and Diamond Head. Bream numbers remain solid and should improve with the passing of the full moon. Tailor have been a little disappointing.
Outside, as has been the case for months now, conditions have not been conducive on most days due to winds and swell. When conditions allow, nice snapper continue to be on offer from the close reefs, with plenty of anglers targeting these areas with plastics and lightly weighted baits. Many see this as a logical choice these days, given the weather, the numbers of jackets out wide, and the ever spiralling cost of fuel. Don’t become too set on just the closer reefs, as the wider waters still have plenty to offer, with kingfish, pearl perch and good flathead on offer.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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