Weekly Report 15/11/12

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Weekly Report 15/11/12

Post by Tony Zann » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:39 am

On the beaches, things are beginning to improve after a somewhat disappointing period. North Beach and Lighthouse have produced some nice whiting and a few better than average late season bream. Those fishing the evening sessions continue to find school mulloway, with pretty well all beaches holding schoolies. Live worms have been achieving results on school fish but don’t be afraid to use a fresh tailor slab or head if you are seeking better quality. Tailor numbers remain a little inconsistent, although if you can find the baitfish and the terns that shadow them, tailor will not be far away.
In the estuary, flathead are again the best bet with numbers and quality improving each week as the waters slowly warm. Some nice school mulloway have been snared above the Dennis Bridge and up the Maria, while increasing numbers of whiting have been taken from around the Back Channel, Blackmans Point and Big Bay. The ocean end of Lake Cathie has also been producing an outstanding run of whiting despite the system being closed, with the occasional bit of ocean water which washes over the sand berm seeming to create increased activity. Best baits for the whiting are live prawns, worms or yabbies, although they are becoming more and more inclined to chase surface poppers. Blackfish remain patchy although the odd good fish is on offer for those willing to put in the time. At Lake Cathie the recent dark produced encouraging prawn numbers and a slight size improvement. I expect a significant increase in the participation level next dark, and hopefully a reasonable reward for effort.
Outside reports have been only average, largely been due to poor sea conditions and a strong current from the north. Based on limited reports, best results have come from around Trag Rock for a few teraglin, kingfish and snapper, while the FAD has been holding plenty of juvenile kingfish.
Off the rocks, things have been a little quiet but those chasing blackfish on cabbage report some nice bronzies and the odd pig. Bream numbers have been reasonable, primarily after dark with bream and mullet fillets working well. Diamond Head and Big Hill have both been worth a look for tailor but they have been only choppers.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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