Report 30/11/18

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Report 30/11/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:02 pm

Estuary: I am very happy to report that even with the wild week of weather we have had the fishing is still really good! The estuary scene is still very much centred about the good old Flathead and should be for the next few months. For the lure fishermen, soft plastics are still by far the most effective means of targeting these fish. As far as what type of soft plastic goes the options are so varied. As long as the lure is between 2 and 10 inches long and resembles a baitfish, Prawn, Worm or Crab you are in with a good chance! For the bait fisher-people out there, there have been some really nice fish caught using live or freshly caught Herring. Herring begin to school up from about now for the next 3 months or so and can be easily caught using a bait jig, if kept alive they are very good bait for Flathead, Kingfish and Mulloway. The Trumpeter Whiting are still very abundant throughout the system which is great news for those wishing to get a quick, tasty feed. Breckenridge Channel is holding the odd nice Luderick, however by now most fishermen have well and truly moved on to targeting different species. The breakwalls are still fishing pretty good for both Mulloway and Kingfish, however you will have to put in the hours if you want to find the better-quality fish.

Beach and Rock: This week has been tough as far as beach fishing goes. Windy conditions and a fairly solid swell has made things a little difficult! Those anglers that hit the sand earlier in the week reported that there were still some nice Bream about and plenty of legal sized Whiting. One visiting angler had a good session casting plastics off the Tuncurry breakwall along the beach for Flathead, he said that while the fish were all 50cm or under it was nearly a fish each cast! A few brave souls ventured out onto the local rocks during the rough weather we have had this week and they were rewarded with some very nice sized Black Drummer as well as the odd Bream and Luderick.

Offshore: Prior to the arrival of the rough weather, the offshore fishing was fairly good. Those that fished in 60-80m reported reaching there Teraglin bag limit in no time at all and most topped it off with a few nice Snapper and the odd Pearl Perch. The shallower grounds continue to be a frustration for most, there are definitely some quality Snapper about in close but there’s a fair few casts in between them.

Have a great weekend!
Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
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