Report 26/08/14

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Report 26/08/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:37 pm

Estuary
Blackfish remain consistent if not spectacular with most managing a feed on a regular basis. Greenweed remains the pick of the baits, although cabbage has been working well from the ocean ends of both break walls. Some reasonable bream have been on offer, with the better catches being taken at first light. The North wall and the coal wall have both fished well, however those with boats have also enjoyed success around the leases up Limeburners. Further upstream, flathead numbers continue to be solid for this time of the year, with lure enthusiasts in particular enjoying great success on both soft plastics and hard bodies. For those content to simply drift with bait, whitebait remains the morsel of choice. We have also had a couple of reports of some really nice whiting coming Lake Cathie over the past couple of weeks. By all reports the numbers are not great but the quality is there, with the area around where the dredge has been working during the day seeming to be productive after dark. Makes sense doesn’t it with plenty of sand being dislodged and feeding opportunity created.

Beaches

Both Lighthouse and North Beach have been producing a few really nice bream over the past week, or at least they were until the seas came up. Hopefully once things settle back down, a few fishable formations will remain and the bream will not have moved on. On the tailor front, Lighthouse and South Beach at Dunbogan have both produced a few reasonable choppers with the dawn session by far the more productive timeslot. Mulloway however have been a little quiet, although the deeper sections in front of Lake Cathie have given up a few reasonable fish to around a meter on both live worms and tailor fillets.

Rocks
A few drummer have started to show up on most local headlands much to the relief of those who cherish targeting this species. Hopefully this will only improve over the coming weeks as the latest big sea removes a little more sand from the more favoured locations. As usual, prawns, hermit crabs and cunjevoi will be the baits of choice for those targeting these tough brawlers. Also off the rocks, tailor remain consistent from both Lighthouse and Plomer as they have been pretty well all winter thus far, whilst those fishing the darker hours are still scoring a few nice bream and school mulloway. Lighthouse and Shelley’s are also holding some solid blackfish to around a kilo, so floating a bit of cabbage in the wash could well prove productive.

Offshore
Little to report as you would expect given the sea conditions over recent weeks with only the occasional small window of opportunity for the diehards to get out. This is particularly frustrating for the snapper enthusiasts, as now is arguably the best time of year. Fingers crossed conditions begin to settle in the not to distant future, so all boaties can get offshore in both safety and comfort.

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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jas.ned@bigpond.com

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Re: Report 26/08/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:38 pm

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