Report 15/5/15

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Report 15/5/15

Post by subeditor » Fri May 15, 2015 1:42 pm

In the estuaries, whilst the upper reaches are still quite discoloured, the lower section has really come alive this week. Each day has seen plenty of activity around the break walls, with big schools of frigate mackerel, tailor and bonito following the baitfish in on the run up tide. Those throwing small metals or plastics have been having a ball on the frigates, whilst those using larger lures or pilchards have been scoring terrific tailor to around 2 kilos. For those keen on chasing a trophy sized mulloway, you can bet all this activity has not gone unnoticed. There are also a few school mulloway on offer from the north wall, as well as around the Dennis bridge despite the lack of water clarity. Also in the estuary, bream have been solid with mullet gut working particularly well as is usually the case when there is colour in the water. Blackfish have also been terrific, with either cabbage or artificial weed fished on the run up tide achieving the better results. We have also had a few reports of blackfish from Lake Cathie which is pleasing to see. The lakes entrance is also still worth a look for nice sized whiting on either beach worms or yabbies. No real news on the crabbing front of late, although the previous freshes have had no adverse impact on their activity so I can’t see why they wont still be about.

Off the beaches, there have been some terrific bream on offer however the recent arrival of large swells has pretty well ruled out all bar the more protected corners. Locally, the northern corner of Lighthouse has held some nice fish, whilst after dark the often overlooked Town Beach will also be worth a look. To the south, Sharky’s at Bonny Hills will also be worth investigating, as to washouse beach at Dunbogan especially with the bigger high tides in the coming evenings. On the tailor front, pretty well all beaches were producing fish in varying degrees, however a bit of searching may be required to find any remaining close in gutters after this swell subsides. Ditto the above for mulloway enthusiasts as well.

Off the rocks, tailor numbers and quality are both excellent, with Big Hill and Hat Head both holding good fish, as to the Lighthouse here at Port. Point Plomer and surrounds have also begun to produce some nice bream, and this should further improve over coming weeks. We are also hearing increasing stories on the drummer front, with quite a few fish being encountered both locally as well as south of Port. Hopefully this is a sign for a great season ahead. Plenty of blackfish off the rocks as well at the moment, with around Shelley’s and Lighthouse both worth a look.

On the offshore front, before the latest dose of wind and swell a few reasonable snapper were on offer both off Plomer as well in front of Port. Those bottom fishing off Plomer have also been finding a few terrific pearl perch, as well as reasonable teraglin and the odd kingfish. No real action on the mackerel front, however once the waters fully clear again, some solid late season models could well be found in Barries Bay. Quite often the best fish of the year don’t show up till around June, so persevering could prove rewarding if mackerel is your scene.

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

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Re: Report 15/5/15

Post by subeditor » Fri May 15, 2015 1:43 pm

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