15/02/06 Weekly Report

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
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Tony Zann
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15/02/06 Weekly Report

Post by Tony Zann » Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:10 am

Off the beaches there are more good formations around than I have seen in quite some. If anything, there is simply too much good water to choose from. Some solid bream have been snared, along with quite a few tailor, whiting and the odd school mulloway. Stingrays and shovels remain thick during night sessions but will quieten down over the next few weeks. Red weed remains an issue particularly on Lighthouse Beach although on most days you can locate a section where the weed is not too bad if you are prepared to hunt about. If you can locate clean water when a fair bit of red weed is around, you will generally find fish.
In the estuary, blackfish numbers and quality are improving and the shallower weed beds are holding more fish than many of the shore-based locations we have grown accustomed to. If you are prepared to fish such areas, the fish are there to catch using weed or cabbage, or as many are now adopting, lightly weighted yabbies. With yabbies you catch blackfish, bream, whiting and flatties. Some good flathead and bream are on offer from around the canals and lower reaches. Whiting numbers have been down a little with well up the Maria and Limeburners the pick of locations.
Off the rocks, tailor have been excellent due primarily to large schools of baitfish. Bream and blackfish are on offer for those willing to put in the time, with areas north around Point Plomer and Hat Head fishing reasonably. Surface and game fishing has been a little quiet, with few reports of LBG action. With Spanish mackerel and cobia close offshore in excellent numbers, don’t be surprised if the stones produce a few hot sessions over the coming weeks.
Outside reports have been sensational from a pelagic perspective, with just about every desirable species on offer. Plenty of small black marlin have been on the chew out wide and in to around 20 metres, with water close to 28° in places. Best results have come from north around Hat Head with slow trolled live slimies. Mark Rudduck managed a top sailfish of around 50 kilos and is still sporting the blisters. Good numbers of cobia are also still about while the odd Spanish mackerel has also turned up. The spotties have been a little slow and for mahi mahi the FAD is yet to produce as consistently as in past years, although the quality is certainly there, with plenty of fish above 8kg.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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