Weekly Report 5/11/09

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
Ph: 02 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com
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Weekly Report 5/11/09

Post by Tony Zann » Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:45 pm

In the estuaries, flathead numbers remain excellent throughout the Hastings. Best results have been achieved around Rawdon Island and the Dennis Bridge, however the breakwalls have also produced a few solid fish. Whiting numbers are slowly picking up, with a few solid fish showing up downstream from Blackmans Point on yabbies and worms. Those fishing yabbies around the weed beds in the back channel or Big Bay continue to pick up plenty of blackfish, while those soaking weed continue to achieve only mixed results. Those throwing lures have been doing quite well in the waters further upstream, with the fish becoming more responsive to surface lures. Bait fishos have found the going a little harder and most likely will continue to do until after this full moon. Still plenty of juvenile mulloway right throughout the system.
We are now entering another dark and I have no doubt there will be a high participation rate at Lake Cathie by those keen for a feed of prawns. Hopefully the terrific results enjoyed last moon will continue. Crabbing enthusiasts have not enjoyed the best season, with only a sprinkling of muddies here and there and few signs of blue swimmers.
On the beaches, things remain relatively unspectacular. There is no doubt the constant floods and big seas in the early part of the year played a big part in this. Best bet would be Lighthouse at daylight for a few bream or whiting on live worms. If evenings are your preference, the same bait will most likely see you encounter mulloway from quite respectable down to about 40cm. Tailor results remain below par although there is plenty of bait around.
Off the rocks, a few tailor although catches are a spasmodic mixture of choppers and the occasional good fish. A few juvenile mulloway continue to haunt Plomer, while local ledges have been producing the odd bream and blackfish. With the warmer currents now beginning to move in, it would seem the best of what has been a poor drummer season is now well behind of us.
Offshore, this past week has seen some terrific snapper action from the close reefs with those fishing north and south scoring some top reds on plastics and baits. Wider out unfortunately, the current has been racing up to 4 knots, making thing difficult. Temps of 22°-24° not too far out.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jasned@ozemail.com.au

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