Weekly Report 24/10/09

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
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Tony Zann
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Weekly Report 24/10/09

Post by Tony Zann » Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:40 am

In the estuary, flathead remain the star attraction with some quality fish from most parts, although better catches come from upstream, with the Maria and around Rawdon Island fishing quite well. Lower down, whiting numbers are slowly but surely picking up, with the Back Channel, Big Bay and Blackmans Point producing the odd better fish. Luderick remain patchy with yabbies, not green weed, yielding more consistent results. This weekend the BREAM Classic is on again. In the absence of any decent rainfall lately and salinity levels high way up-river, the fish could anywhere from the breakwalls to beyond Wauchope.
Lake Cathie has once again produced an excellent run of school prawns. Those using the larger drag nets are naturally achieving better results, but with the water relatively low and the clarity quite good, scoop netters are also getting a feed. If last month is any guide, don’t be surprised if the prawns remain active until the next full moon begins to build. No real signs of blue swimmer crabs yet, although there are few solid muddies on offer throughout the Hastings. With the water warming a little over the past week or so, don’t be surprised if they become a little more active still.
Off the beaches, salmon remain the most viable target although they are not in the numbers of. Whether this due to a lack of baitfish and increase in predators or some other reason, it would seem mother nature has played her part in restoring a degree of balance in regards to this species. Apart from salmon, the odd bream and whiting is on offer during the day, while after dark plenty of school mulloway are cruising the waves.
Off the rocks, still a few drummer but the action has begun to slow as the water warms. Bream numbers remain reasonable, as do school mulloway, with Point Plomer and Big Hill producing better results. Tailor remain fickle, although you should manage a few choppers from most locations at dawn.
Outside reports have been limited, with the seas only beginning to calm down at the start of this week. We are finally beginning to see an improvement to the water colour and temperature with that cold, green 16° stuff being replaced with warmer, blue water. Hopefully the winds will stop blowing and boaties will get a chance to find out soon.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jasned@ozemail.com.au

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Re: Weekly Report 24/10/09

Post by bobtoms » Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:11 pm

Thanks for the great report.

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