Report 6/9/19

Brad & Lisa Andrew
Great Lakes Tackle
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 6/9/19

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:28 pm

Estuary: What a beautiful week to kick off spring! The days have been beautiful and warm with fairly light winds; perfect fishing weather! The estuary hasn’t been too bad this week, most anglers’ have managed to get a few nice fish each trip. Flathead are definitely worth mentioning as they are about in very good numbers and are smashing small soft plastics and surface lures with gusto. Glenn from ‘Yep I’m On Fishing’ hit the flats earlier in the week searching for big Flatties and had a cracking session landing plenty of solid fish including a 96cm beast which had him stretched and diving under Oyster Leases to land it!

There have been some large schools of big Tailor cruising the lake for the last couple of weeks and plenty of anglers have been having fun chasing them on light gear, trolling hardbodies or metal lures through the area of water to the north-west of Wallis Island is a good place to start looking. Luderick remain very prolific up around Wallis Island also with the eastern channel being the pick of the spots. The easiest way to find the schools of Luderick is to use the clear water as a means of spotting them before you start fishing for them. Bream have well and truly spread out now and can be caught just about anywhere within the system. The Wallamba and Coolongolook Rivers have both been fishing fairly good for them with small soft plastics doing most of the damage.

Beach and Rock: Reports form the sand have been very promising this week. Most anglers have reported good numbers of solid Bream with the odd nice early season Whiting thrown into the mix. Tailor continue to frustrate anglers as they seem to be cruising about in small very spread out schools, what fish have been caught have been nice fish of 1kg or more but most anglers haven’t managed to get more than one or two fish in a session. There’s been a few nice Mulloway caught this week which is great news as it’s been a fair while between reports of good fish, the big positive for me is that the best fish of the lot was actually caught on 9 Mile Beach which has been very quiet lately!

The rocks have been fishing great for the typical bread and butter specials; Black Drummer, Bream and Luderick. Drummer in particular have been very good over the past week with some very nice fish coming from the stones very close to town!

Offshore: Offshore fishing has been fairly good this week. Snapper in particular have been on fire in the 20-40m zone with big numbers of 40-80cm fish about. The shallow grounds have been unusually quiet this week for some reason, we fished them nice and early two days in a row for only a couple of small fish before moving to deeper water where it was nearly a fish a cast! The wider grounds are still fishing pretty good for Snapper, Trag and Pearlies with manageable current and low numbers of Leatherjacket and Barracouta about. Offshore efforts might be halted over the next few days as there is a fair bit of wind and swell forecast, with a bit of luck the meteorologists might be wrong (like they usually are!) and we might be able to sneak out to fish the inshore stuff.

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