Report 28/6/18

Brad & Lisa Andrew
Great Lakes Tackle
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 28/6/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:55 pm

Estuary: Winter estuary fishing can be a real delight when the fish co-operate! This week has definitely been a productive one in the beautiful Wallis Lake. Bream numbers remain high and the fish seem to be spread fairly evenly throughout the system now, while I didn’t hear of any really big fish caught during the week, a lot of the fish are nice fat little 30-35cm ones. Flathead continue to fish well with a few dedicated fishermen choosing to chase them this Winter. A good sounder definitely helps with finding the fish during the cooler months, simply sound around the deeper areas and once you find the bait schools start dropping plastics over the same ground. The local Kingfish population has really fired up over the past week which has been great for those wishing to chase them in the estuary, but very frustrating for Bream fishermen fishing with light lines!!! Luderick remain plentiful along the break walls and seem to be there and active at any stage of the tide.

Beach and Rock: The big schools of Tailor seem to have really thinned out along our beaches now. Most fishermen are managing to get one or two in a session, however the dedicated Tailor chasers are still managing to get their bag most mornings. Australian Salmon schools have definitely moved in this year and can be caught off just about any beach as well as the break walls. Mulloway have been a little on the quiet side, however I have had a few good reports coming in from the beaches to the south of town as well as one big fish of 29kg coming off the sand at Old Bar. The local stones have been fairly active over the past week with plenty of fishermen getting out there to chase Drummer, Bream, Luderick and Squid. Most spots that have been safe to fish with the lingering swell have fished well and should only get better as we move on through winter.

Offshore: Conditions have been fairly good over the past week for venturing offshore. Earlier in the week reports were coming in thick and fast of some very productive sessions on the Snapper, Teraglin and Pearl Perch. Snapper have been spread fairly well across most inshore reefs from 7m all the way out to 65m, the best fish reported for the week came out of about 12m and went 7kg. With the moon hitting its peak today however things will have gone a little quiet except for those willing to fish into the dark.

Luke Austin

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