Weekly Report 12/4/13

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
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jas.ned@bigpond.com
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Weekly Report 12/4/13

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:56 pm

In the estuary, a few reasonable bream have been on offer with the lower reaches around the Coal Wall and Limeburners producing results on gut baits, mullet strips and yabbies. Those fishing yabbies after dark are also scoring a few nice tarwhine. Mullet numbers continue to swell in the lower reaches in anticipation of their annual exodus in another couple of weeks. Hopefully the mulloway will continue to play the game as they have spasmodically over the past couple of weeks. Plenty of solid blackfish being taken from the lower reaches. Looks like it could be an excellent season ahead. Lake Cathie continues to produce whiting, with live worms fished after dark achieving best. We have also heard a few whispers of mud crabs around Rawdon Island and up Limeburners, so it may be worth deploying the traps and witches hats.
Off the beaches, school mulloway remain pretty well everywhere with good numbers despite continued access problems courtesy of the rough weather a few weeks ago. Give the bottom end of Lighthouse a go in the lead up to the next full moon for a better fish. Leave the worms behind and throw tailor fillets or tailor heads instead. This can be difficult when those around you are picking up schoolies but you can bet there are better fish there. The key is to throw a bait large enough for the little tackers to avoid long enough for a better fish to home in. Patience of course is the other key. Bream numbers are reasonable, as are whiting, with Mick Obrien picking up a cracking 840g model from North Beach last week. Tailor numbers are slowly improving.
Off the rocks, tailor remain solid, with Plomer and surrounds fishing well. Bream and school mulloway are also on offer, especially of an evening. Drummer and blackfish numbers are excellent for so early in the season, with Diamond Head fishing quite well. Longtail tuna remain viable targets with Point Perpendicular well patronised on most days.
Offshore, at last the current has slowed for bottom bouncing. Trag Rock has produced some reasonable kingfish and teraglin along with the odd samson fish. Closer in off Plommer and Lighthouse, snapper and pearl perch have been reasonably consistent. Barries Bay continues to produce a few Spanish mackerel, spotted mackerel and cobia, although results are a little inconsistent despite the water in the bay remaining around 23°.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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