Weekly Report 29/1/09

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Tony Zann
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Weekly Report 29/1/09

Post by Tony Zann » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:45 am

Off the beaches, tailor rare becoming increasingly common. Let’s hope a few mulloway travel with the tailor. For daytime anglers, whiting and bream on beach worms remain best bets but make sure you have plenty on hand as the pesky little dart are everywhere.
In the estuary, flathead and whiting numbers remain solid. Best flattie bait is whitebait, with worms or yabbies doing the trick for whiting. Lures will achieve great results with both. Also in the river are plenty of garfish, both river and sea, with peeled prawns or bread working well. The estuaries are full of blackfish, with terrific numbers inhabiting the weed beds throughout the lower reaches. Weed is working quite well with better results on yabbies fished light around the weed beds where the fish are congregating. Lake Cathie is still producing some nice prawns, although the better action has been around midnight. Muddies are again becoming active in the Hastings, with enthusiasts reporting far better results over the past week or so.
Off the stones, tailor numbers remain above expectations, with the odd better greenback on offer. Blackfish are well worth chasing by floating a bit of cabbage, which is also likely to attract the occasional drummer. For land-based game enthusiasts, a few whispers regarding longtail tuna and cobia but realistically, any encounters are likely to be isolated, with the best of season still a few weeks away.
Offshore, the swirling currents have seen the water temperature vary considerably from a cool 18° one day to an attractive 24° and more the next. There is some very warm water rapidly moving down the coast and with luck, we should see this close in over the next week or so. If this occurs, Barries Bay will draw a significant amount of attention for those seeking cobia, longtails and possibly mackerel, with mahi mahi and billfish a little wider. When the current is reasonable, bottom results have been quite good with snapper and pearl perch featuring with a few big kings. The odd better red is also about, with Brian Watt scoring a fish of 9.3 kilos cleaned close in off Point Plomer on a live pike.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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