Weekly Report 18/2/11

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Weekly Report 18/2/11

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:10 pm

Off the beaches, school mulloway remain common as they have been for well over 12 months now. These fish are being taken on any stage of the tide, with the last of the run out producing the best. With increased numbers, competition for food increases and the need to feed at any stage of the tide becomes a necessity. Also on the beaches are improving numbers of tailor, with Lighthouse producing a consistent run of fish. Bream have been a little quiet and will most likely remain so until the moon begins to wane.
In the estuary, blackfish numbers and quality are improving The shallower weed beds seem to be holding more fish than many of the shore-based locations. The fish are there to catch using weed, cabbage or lightly weighted yabbies. The yabbies are increasingly popular and will also catch bream, whiting and flatties. Some good flathead are on offer from around Rawdon Island and the Maria, while bream are improving marginally, mainly upstream. Whiting numbers are solid, with the Maria fishing particularly well. The Hastings continues to hold plenty on school mulloway but don’t discount encountering a larger model from the breakwalls on live bait or large lures.
Off the rocks, a few above-average tailor have begun to show up. Lighthouse and Blueface have been consistent and we have heard of a few larger greenbacks from around Hat Head. On the land-based game scene, cobia have been the most frequent participants with Hat Head and Point Plomer producing regularly. Hat Head has also produced the odd Spanish mackerel although the longtail tuna have yet to re appear in numbers after their early showing last month.
Offshore, bottom bashers have been doing well with good numbers of snapper, pearl perch, teraglin and mulloway. Mahi mahi numbers remain excellent with the FAD holding increasing numbers of juveniles. Barries Bay now has warmed to around 23° and I expect a high level of interest from those keen on chasing cobia or Spanish mackerel.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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