Report 19/08/14

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Report 19/08/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:35 pm

Estuary
Blackfish numbers remain terrific, with the break walls and Limeburners in particular fishing quite well. Good to see a bit of quality about with quite a number of fish around and just above a kilo. Greenweed once again has been the bait of choice. Some nice flathead to around 2 kilos have continued to be caught over the past week, with whitebait and mullet strips achieving the better results on the bait front. Lure enthusiasts are also doing well on the lizards, with those throwing the larger soft plastics or hard bodies also encountering the odd school mulloway from around the Dennis Bridge and Rawdon Island. The lower stretch of the Maria also seems to be well worth checking out. On the bream scene, Limeburners has been quite productive particularly for those fishing the evening session. Yabbies, mullet strips and gut baits have all been working well. And finally, there are still a few blue swimmer and mud crabs on offer for the diehard crabbing enthusiasts. No doubt 2014 will go on record as one of the best crabbing seasons many can recall.

Rocks
We have finally had a couple of reports on the drummer front, with Point Plommer and surrounds rumoured to be worth a look. Hermit crabs, prawns and cunjevoi have all been successful. Hopefully the latest dose of larger swells will continue removing a bit more sand and the season will fire up all along the local coastline. On the tailor front, Lighthouse remains consistent, with the dawn session producing the better results. Miners and Shelley’s have also been producing a few blackfish, whilst a few bream have been taken from the Lighthouse area after dark, with tailor strips working well.

Beach
Conditions have been challenging however the seas are finally beginning to settle into a more fishable level. Best bet would be to either head to Lighthouse where tailor numbers have been consistent, or North Beach which has been producing some really nice bream, oddly enough around the bottom of the tide. On the mulloway front, whilst things have been quiet over the past week due to poor conditions and tides, this weekend looks far more promising. Best bet would to use fresh tailor slabs and target the better quality models. Still no real signs of the annual salmon inundation, however it’s worth noting many other species have shown up late this year, so the salmon just may indeed be following suit.

Offshore
The consistent winds and swells have been keeping most boats ashore nearly all week. At the time of writing, the conditions for the weekend do however look encouraging, and as so I expect most offshore fisho’s will be keen to get out. No doubt snapper will be a primary target, as this part of the season often provides the best action of the year. Soft plastics will no doubt be the method of choice for many, however those content to utilise conventional bottom fishing techniques should also fare well.

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Re: Report 19/08/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:35 pm

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