4/5/06 Weekly Report

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
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jas.ned@bigpond.com
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4/5/06 Weekly Report

Post by Tony Zann » Thu May 04, 2006 9:23 am

On the beaches, tailor remain a consistently viable proposition, with most local beaches producing during dawn or dusk sessions, a refreshing change from last year’s dismal performance. Bream numbers have picked up, with best baits mullet strips, which makes sense with the mullet running. But do not overlook pipis. A few good whiting remain on offer, while a few better than average mulloway have been encountered by those putting in the time, with fresh tailor the bait of choice.
Off the rocks tailor have been consistent and the average size has been encouraging. Bream have been quite good and drummer continue to improve, with the odd reasonable pig extracted from Big Hill, Point Plomer and around Shelley Headland. Lure-tossers continue to encounter the occasional longtail tuna and plenty of mackerel tuna from 3-7kg.
The past week has seen an exodus of mullet from the Hastings with these fish beginning their annual northward migration pretty well right on cue. Bream numbers remain solid and should improve further now the conditions are their best. Blackfish too have been reasonable with the South Wall continuing to provide a limited degree of action, while Limeburners too has also picked up after a quiet period. Some nice lizards have been taken from the Maria and around Rawdon Island, while there are still a few garfish around the lower reaches. Still a few muddies around although blue swimmers remain a non-event.
Offshore news has been a little better although the westerly winds continue to see the wider reefs a little uncomfortable. Bottom-bashers have been scoring reasonable catches, with areas off Plomer having a few nice snapper and pearl perch, along with increasing numbers of kingfish from 3-8kg. The flattie drifts are also reported to be red hot, with bag-limit catches common on better-than-average fish. still a few mahi mahi out around the FAD, while close in off Plomer large schools of mackerel tuna have been busting through baitfish on most days.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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