Weekly Report 15/3/12

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
Ph: 02 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com
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Weekly Report 15/3/12

Post by Tony Zann » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:56 pm

On the beaches, in line with improved water clarity, tailor numbers are improving with plenty of choppers for those fishing dawn or dusk, with Lighthouse and beaches further south enjoying better results. This action should further improve over the next couple of months, especially if the bait schools hang around. Bird activity, most notably terns, is the key indicator of the presence of baitfish. If you are keen to enjoy a good tailor session, look for the diving birds. Throw lures, pillies or whitebait and you generally won’t miss out. A few nice whiting have been off the top end of Lighthouse, while night sessions on the lower end of North Beach have produced a showing of bream. Mulloway have slowed a little but once we get a high tide just on or after dark, look for numbers to pick up.
Off the rocks, tailor numbers are on the improve with Lighthouse and around Blueface the pick. ream numbers remain reasonable, particularly around Point Plomer, while Lighthouse, Shelley and Miners have a few exceptionally well conditioned blackfish. A few nice mulloway around Point Plomer, with whole arrow squid working well. Little to report from a surface fishing perspective but with baitfish beginning to move up the coast, look for the action soon.
In the estuary, school mulloway remain terrific from most parts of the system. Look for a few more of the larger models to become active over coming weeks as the mullet begin to congregate in the lower reaches. Flathead numbers remain excellent, particularly around Rawdon Island and the Dennis Bridge, but whiting numbers have been disappointing. A few bream around the walls at night. Plenty of muddies for those keen enough to hang around and guard their traps or dillies for a few hours after dark.
Offshore results remain mixed, as do the ocean currents. Most days the current has been strong up north but quite fishable south of the lighthouse. Those throwing lures have been achieving reasonable results on snapper, with a few nice fish to around 5kg. Up north, teraglin numbers have been solid with nice fish among them. Barries Bay has been a little mixed, with only a few Spanish mackerel although cobia numbers have been up and should make the trip worth the effort.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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