Report 08/07/14

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Report 08/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:04 pm

Estuary
Blackfish numbers remain solid however their bite times have been a little erratic of late. A few hours of nothing followed by a frenzied half hour or so has been a common report. The south wall as often is the case, is fishing as well as anywhere. Bream numbers and quality remain excellent, particularly for those willing to brave the cooler temperatures and fish after dark. As far as bait is concerned, pretty well anything will catch fish in varying numbers, however gut baits or yabbies fished with minimal lead will prove a deadly combination. Both break walls, the coal wall and Limeburners have all been fishing well. Still plenty of flathead also in the river, with the sand flats and weed beds in the lower part of the Maria fishing well. It seems the run up tide has been the most productive of late. On the mulloway front, the tides and moon at present are again excellent for chasing the larger models within the lower reaches of our estuary. As usual, live mullet and the change of tide should be your focus however don’t discount throwing large hard bodied lures after dark, particularly those with a decent rattle in them. And despite the temperature and calendar, crab numbers remain solid, with both muddies and blue swimmers still well worth chasing.

Rocks
Tailor remain consistent with most headlands proving productive. Locally, Lighthouse and the front of Shelley’s are both worth a look. On the drummer scene, reports remain subdued however those putting the time have been picking up the odd fish from most locations, including the north wall at Port. Hermit crab tails have been the bait of choice. Also in the washes, bream and blackfish number have been solid, with Nobby’s locally fishing particularly well for the latter.

Beaches
Bream have been consistent with both Lighthouse and North beach well worth a look. Pipis and mullet strips have both been working well. On the tailor front, Lighthouse and the beaches around the Camden Haven have been quite productive, with the evening session leading up to this full moon likely to produce some terrific greenbacks. Best method attack would be to fish either tailor or bonito slabs, both of which double as prime mulloway baits. Alternately, whole garfish will also attract a better grade of fish. There are also plenty of salmon beginning to show up which is great news for the sport fishing enthusiasts, however for those chasing table fish, taking a little extra bait may prove a good idea as the appetite of our Australian salmon is second to none when they are around in big numbers.

Offshore
Our winter snapper season has really fired up over the past week with terrific numbers of fish on offer from the reefs both north and south of Port. Best results have been enjoyed by those throwing soft plastics, with plenty of fish in the 2 to 6 kilo bracket. Those using live baits have also been scoring some nice reds, as have those content to simply fish the bottom. Best results seem to be coming from around the 40 to 50 metre depth bracket. Also on offer have been some nice pearl perch, teraglin and a few mulloway, whilst wider out, leather jackets to around 60cm have started to show in big numbers. Time to make sure you have plenty of wire on board if you plan fishing deeper than around 50 metres.

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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jas.ned@bigpond.com

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Re: Weekly Report 08/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:05 pm

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