Report 11/5/18

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Report 11/5/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon May 14, 2018 9:17 am

Estuary: Up until today we have been spoilt with fantastic weather here in the Great Lakes. The fishing has been just as good with plenty of Bream, Flathead and Luderick getting about. Bream continue to get better and better as the bigger ocean run models start to enter the system. Fishing small grub or flick bait style soft plastics in and around the bridge pylons and oyster leases should result in a few hook ups; as will floating unweighted baits through the same areas or down a burley trail. Soft plastics and vibes continue to do the damage on the Flathead. They are nowhere near as prominent now as they were a month ago, however if you fish around and find where they are holding up you should be able to catch more than a few! Luderick have well and truly entered the system now and can be seen throughout the leases and along the rockwalls in the lower sections of the estuary. Another autumn favourite that makes its way into our lake is the Tailor. A lot of small ‘chopper’ Tailor are in the system now, however if you fish through the smaller models there are plenty of 35-40cm ones hanging under them, particularly of an evening under the bridge.

Beach and Rock: Once again we have been blessed with some great weather for beach fishing. Tailor have been the talk of the town of late and they continue to be in fairly good numbers off most beaches. Bream have also been about and are of a fairly good size, however it would seem that the Whiting and Dart have all but finished up for the year. The local rock platforms have been a hive of activity over the past week with perfect conditions for land-based game fishing. Once again, most anglers have had no problem in finding a few Mack Tuna with the odd nice Long tail Tuna and Cobia in between. With the possibility of a bit of swell and South-Westerly winds over the next couple of days, its looking like the Drummer, Bream and Luderick fishing could be good over Monday and Tuesday next week.

Offshore: Almost as if to repeat last weeks’ report, things offshore have been a little hit and miss. Interestingly most morning trips have been tough with only the odd Snapper, Trag and Pearl Perch being caught. Those fishermen that have concentrated on fishing tide changes (as well as the moon ‘setting’) seem to have had much better luck. By the time we can all get back out to sea after the weather settles things should have returned to ‘normal’ and those peak bite periods should once again be early or late in the day, however it is interesting to note that there are definitely

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