Report 2/4/16

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Report 2/4/16

Post by subeditor » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:33 pm

In the estuaries, bream numbers have picked up noticeably as is usually the case when there is a bit of dirty water about. Best results have been achieved on the run up tide with both yabbies or mullet strips working well. Flathead numbers also remain solid from around Pelican Island, with soft plastics achieving the better results. Blackfish are also becoming more consistent from the break walls which is a good sign for the cooler months ahead. On the whiting front, Lake Cathie has been the place to be with terrific action being enjoyed throughout the lower section. As the upper reaches begin to progressively clear over the coming weeks, look for the action there to pick up as well. On the crabbing front, still plenty of blue swimmer and mud crabs in the Hastings, so I wouldn’t be packing the traps and witches hats away quite yet.

Off the beaches, tailor numbers have been solid, with around Lake Cathie and the beaches throughout the Camden Haven worth a visit. Whiting have picked up, particularly in front of the entrance at Lake Cathie, whilst increasing numbers of bream are showing up on most stretches of sand. On the mulloway front, school sized fish remain in good numbers with North Beach and around Lake Cathie fishing well. As usual, worms or whole squid are seeing good results on these smaller fish, although the moon and tides are excellent at present for throwing a bit of fresh tailor in search of a far superior specimen.

Off the rocks, tailor and bonito remain solid with Point Plomer to the north and Lighthouse locally continuing to be the pick of locations. Bream numbers too are picking up although the better catches have been taken during the morning sessions, as you would expect with the moon about. Blackfish remain terrific with good numbers taken from around Miners, Shelley’s and Plomer, with increasing numbers of drummer encounters thrown in to ensure a consistent turnover of terminal tackle. On the land based game front, there are still good numbers of both longtail tuna and spanish mackerel about, although results have been largely dependant upon water quality. Unfortunately his has been somewhat variable over recent weeks courtesy of both the onshore winds and subsequent heavy rainfall, so lets hope a few westerlies kick in shortly which should see optimum conditions return quickly.

On the offshore scene, Barries Bay has been a little spasmodic on the mackerel front over the past week, with again poor water quality contributing to this downturn. Having said this however, a few spanish and spotted mackerel have been encountered along with the odd cobia both in the bay, as well close in off Lake Cathie and Bonny Hills. Wider out, the FAD continues to produce a steady stream of mahi mahi, whilst trag rock has given up the a few teraglin and kingfish, predominately on live baits.

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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Re: Report 2/4/16

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