Weekly Report 13/3/09

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
Ph: 02 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com
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Weekly Report 13/3/09

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:00 pm

On the beaches, results continue to be relatively pleasing in comparison to recent months, despite the absence of any particularly exciting formation. Bream and whiting have been consistent from both North Beach and Lighthouse, predominately around the top of the tide. School mulloway reports continue to trickle in, with the odd fish being reported from North Beach and around Laurieton. Live worms have been bait of choice. The current full moon could well see the odd better specimen about off the beaches, as long as the sea conditions remain reasonable. Tailor have been a little quiet although should begin to improve noticeably now the water clarity has improved.
Off the rocks, tailor numbers are on the improve with Lighthouse and around Shelleys the pick. Bream numbers remain reasonable, particularly around Point Plomer, while Lighthouse, Shelleys and Miners have given up a few solid blackfish. With the water warm and plenty of baitfish about, it is now only a matter of time until the longtails and cobia turn up.
In the estuary, bream numbers remain above expectations with plenty of fish to around a kilo from the breakwalls and the lower portion of Limeburners. Flathead numbers also remain excellent, particularly around Rawdon Island and the Dennis Bridge, but whiting have been quite disappointing. Lake Cathie is the exception with excellent numbers around the entrance. For those keen on chasing a blackfish or two, best bet remains the weed beds on yabbies, with some top fish to a kilo.
Offshore results have been reasonable although the pelagic action is not really doing justice to the water temperature or quantity of baitfish. A few snapper, pearlies and the odd king have been scored off Plomer while wider out, a few jackets have shown up to make a pest of themselves. Water temperature and colour have both been excellent, with 24° to 26° cobalt water fairly close in now. Plenty of juvenile mahi mahi around the FAD and the odd billfish encounter, but yet to see and significant numbers of cobia, longtails or Spanish come in to Barries Bay.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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