Weekly Report 6/3/09

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
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jas.ned@bigpond.com
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Weekly Report 6/3/09

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:24 pm

n the estuary, bream numbers remain excellent although they are beginning to spread further upstream, as you would expect with a degree of clarity now returning to the system. Best results have been during evening with gut baits, mullet strips or yabbies. Blackfish numbers are reasonable, although the better results continue to come from the shallower weed beds on yabbies, rather than the traditional weed floating locations. Flathead are everywhere although you will find plenty of throwbacks among the better fish. Whitebait and lures have proven equally effective. Whiting are beginning to come back on the chew through the lower Hastings, with some good fish again on offer. If whiting are your favourite species, a trip to Lake Cathie would be well worth the effort, with terrific numbers of fish feeding throughout the system following the lake’s recent opening. Best results have been below the bridge on live worms but live prawns, yabbies or small soldier crabs will prove productive, particularly during evening sessions.
Off the beaches, bream numbers remain above average although will most likely quieten down over the next few weeks before picking up again late autumn as their annual run commences. Whiting remain reasonable, particularly around Lake Cathie, with worms the bait of choice. Good news on the mulloway front, with quite a few fish under 10 kilos on offer over the past couple of weeks. North Beach, Lake Cathie and Dunbogan have all produced, predominately on live worms. Ensure you have plenty on hand for an evening session, as the stingrays are everywhere and ravenous. Tailor numbers have been a little quiet.
Off the rocks, some good tailor are being taken from the ledges around Plomer and Diamond Head, along with a few bream and blackfish. No real news for those keen on pelagics but conditions are getting close to optimum for longtails, cobia and possibly Spanish. Water is warm, baitfish are in good supply, and all we need is for currents to move a tad closer
Outside reports have been reasonable without being spectacular. Bottom bashers have been scoring some nice pearl perch and a few solid kingfish off Plomer, while closer in a few reds to around 5 kilos have been taken on plastics and baits. If you are simply chasing a feed, flathead have been excellent straight out in around 46m. A few marlin and dolphin fish have been encountered, with slow trolled livies achieving results.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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