Report 22/6/18

Brad & Lisa Andrew
Great Lakes Tackle
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 22/6/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:04 pm

Estuary: After what feels like an eternity of fairly average weather, we are finally set to see some sun shine over the coming weekend! These nice sunny, still conditions will be fantastic for getting out on the estuary and wetting a line. Bream remain the centre of attention for most anglers and for good reason. The rain that we have had seems to have moved a lot of extra fish down into the lower end of Wallis Lake which was already bustling with nice big ocean run fish. Luderick continue to school up along both break walls and can be caught at just about any time of the tide on either fresh weed or flies. If you have given the green weed flies a go and got ‘downs’ with no hook ups I would strongly suggest adding a scent of some sort to your fly (I like to use SAX Scent in Bloodworm flavour). The addition of a scent just seems to get the fish to bite a lot more willingly, fully taking in the fly rather than just playing with it. Leatherjacket are about in big numbers at the moment and seem to ruin your soft plastics no matter where you fish, the good news is that they are all big fat fish which are super tasty and easily caught with a small hook and piece of prawn!

Beach and Rock: The local beaches continue to fish really well for Tailor, Salmon and Bream. 7 Mile and Celito seem to be the two better options and good water can be found all along both beaches. The opening of Smiths Lake to the ocean has certainly fired things up on Celito with the opening holding some really big Bream and Tailor with the odd Mulloway thrown in to the mix as well. The local rock fishing scene is very active at the moment as people shift their focus from the Summer speedsters to the Winter brutes. Black Drummer have really come on well over the past two weeks and Bream and Luderick continue to fish well as they have done for the last couple of months. For those wishing to cast lures from the stones there is still a small chance that you may see the odd Tuna sneaking about however you are more likely to encounter Kingfish, Bonito and Tailor at this time of the year.

Offshore: Weather conditions have once again made it tough to venture out much over the past week. Those that managed to get out have reported some good catches of Snapper out of the shallow water on soft plastics and floated baits. There have also been some good mixed bags of Teraglin, Snapper and Pearl Perch coming in from the slightly deeper reefs out to 40m, however the sea has been a little too rough to venture much further than that until today (Friday). One crew fished wide today and managed to snag a good lot of Bar Cod to 12kg, with this weekends’ forecast looking very nice I would say they won’t be alone out there tomorrow!

Have a great weekend!

Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
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