Report 16/12/15

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Report 16/12/15

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:29 am

In the estuary, flathead and whiting have both been excellent, as you would expect at this time of year. Best results on the lizards are coming from between Rawdon Island and Pelican Island, with whitebait, prawns and lures of all types each proving successful. For the whiting, Limeburners and the Back Channel have been consistent, with beach worms and yabbies the pick of the baits, however surface lures have also accounted for some quality fish. Elsewhere in the estuary, a few bream have been taken from around the walls after dark with mullet strips working as well as any bait. Mulloway numbers also remain first class, with plenty of fish throughout the system. Best results have been achieved by those throwing live baits, however soft plastics in the 6 to 7 inch size have also been working well on fish to around 8 kilos or so. For squidding enthusiasts, the good run of last week has slowed however no doubt there are still plenty throughout the system. I reckon it’s just a matter of dialling in on time and time, as well as looking for the whitebait schools, in order to crack their pattern. On the prawning front, Lake Cathie has been a little hit and miss this moon, with some nights seeing great results, whilst others have been quite barren. Given we are now approaching another full moon, which happens to occur Xmas night, I expect most will wait till around the end of the year or early 2016 before trying again in earnest.

On the beaches, whiting numbers continue to improve, with Lighthouse in particular fishing well on the run up tide. In with the whiting are reasonable numbers of bream, with beach worms accounting for the better catches. A few school mulloway have also been snared after dark, with the beaches around Lake Cathie fishing exceptionally well for fish to around 10 kilos. A few tailor have also begun to re appear, with Lighthouse and the beaches at Laurieton well worth a look. Whitebait has been particularly successful.

Off the rocks, tailor have been reasonable with Lighthouse and Blueface locally producing the odd good catch. Dawn sessions have been the go, although late afternoons during the lead up the Xmas full moon could also be worth prospecting. Night time anglers have also been scoring a few reasonable bream and school mulloway from around Plomer, whilst those floating a bit of cabbage during the day from the same location report the odd blackfish is still about.

When conditions allow, offshore reports have been a little more encouraging as far as bottom bouncing is concerned, with the odd snapper to five kilos coming from the close in reefs off Port and Plomer. Wider off Plomer, a few kingfish and Sampson fish are still active along with a sprinkling morwong and other reef species. Those fishing the bottom deeper than about 60 meters also report some excellent pearl perch are still on offer if you can find them. On the pelagic front, we are beginning to see some nice warm water on occasions but unfortunately this is being regularly disrupted by the odd cold green current. If you are after marlin, heading wide is the go at the moment, however closer in, and particularly around the FAD, mahi mahi have been prolific with a few fish approaching 10 kilos taken and plenty not that much smaller.

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

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