Weekly report 27/1/11

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Weekly report 27/1/11

Post by Tony Zann » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:05 am

On the beaches, whiting numbers are quite solid although there are plenty of throwbacks. Bream remain reasonable with the odd quality specimen but numbers are down a little on what we generally expect at this time of year. Tailor have been quiet. Numbers of school mulloway are down in comparison to recent weeks with the night time vermin being particularly ravenous over the recent full moon. The odd better fish about, with Matt Kallmier scoring a terrific 23kg fish off Lighthouse last weekend.
In the estuary, flathead numbers remain solid with plenty of fish to 2kg. Best baits prawns of yabbies, but lures achieving better results. Bream excellent around the Coal Wall and up Limeburners, with many of the fish a deep bronze, indicating they have recently moved downstream. Whiting activity on the rise, best locations been around Pelican Island and Big Bay with live worms and yabbies equally effective. Those fishing lightly weighted yabbies on size 6 hooks around the weed beds continue to score reasonable numbers of luderick as well as the whiting. Muddies again well and truly active in most parts. No real signs of blue swimmers.
Offshore action has been a little hit and miss, primarily as a result of swirling offshore currents seeing water temperature and colour vary considerably. Close in, the water has been an unattractive shade of green with a slight drain to the north near the bottom. Bottom bashers have not enjoyed the best of results although the odd good snapper and pearl perch has been encountered. Wider out, the pelagic season is in full swing with good numbers of marlin and mahi mahi. The NSW Fisheries FAD has been replaced, with GPS co-ordinates TBA. I have heard of at least one mahi mahi of 8.6kg off the FAD 3 days after being re deployed, so a trip out could be well worthwhile.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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