Report 15/6/18

Brad & Lisa Andrew
Great Lakes Tackle
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 15/6/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:12 pm

Estuary: We have been fairly lucky with the weather over the past week here in the Great Lakes. While the mornings have been a bit chilly, most days have been fairly mild with light winds. Bream continue to be a lot of fun for land-based anglers in the bottom section of the estuary as they remain in huge numbers along the rock walls and jetties all the way to the bridge. By far the best time to target these fish seems to be right on the top of the tide, just as it starts to trickle out. Flathead continue to feature in a lot of reports coming from the estuary, most being caught by anglers chasing Bream with vibes and soft plastics. Luderick are about in good numbers along the break walls and in certain Oyster Leases and they should only continue to thicken up now over the next few weeks. A sure sign that there is a good amount of Luderick about is how many of our artificial weed flies we seem to be selling/tying, I still find it amazing that even the humble old Luderick can’t escape the clutches of the mighty artificial bait!!!! Nice Tailor and the odd Salmon have now made their way into the system as well which makes for awesome fun on the light gear, to target these fish all you need to do is troll a nice shiny hard bodied or even metal lure about in the deeper sections of the estuary.

Beach and Rock: Since the last lot of bad weather has settled the beaches have been a little hit and miss. The big Tailor that had been prominent along all of our beaches are definitely still about but seem to be a little patchier than they had been. 7 Mile Beach is out fishing all others and Australian Salmon seem to have filled in the gaps everywhere else, so there is still action a plenty! The local rocks have been a little quieter this week with very calm sea conditions. The water temperature has dropped back a little now which has slowed up any remaining Land Based Game action. The few spots about the place that have been holding a bit of wash are producing nice Black Drummer and Bream, and the Spear fishermen are reporting some nice Crayfish and Abalone off Burgess Beach.

Offshore: Offshore fishing has been fantastic this week. Snapper are in really good numbers right up and down the coast and can be caught at just about any depth. Obviously early and late are peak bite times, however by using your depth sounder and deploying some decent burly you can get a nice feed of reds out of the 15-25m water quite easily. There have also been some really nice Pearl Perch up to 60cm being caught on the deeper inshore reefs (45-65m) along with big Teraglin and quite a few nice Pigfish. It’s an absolutely awesome time of the year to be out on the ocean fishing, get out there and make the most of it!

Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
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