Report 13/7/18

Brad & Lisa Andrew
Great Lakes Tackle
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 13/7/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:11 pm

Estuary: Wallis Lake continues to be a hive of fishing activity as we move on into the second week of school holidays and why shouldn’t it be with beautiful sunny skies and plenty of fish to catch! The number of fish species you can target during the winter months truly is mind blowing; Bream, Luderick, Tailor, Australian Salmon, Flathead, Leatherjacket, Trevally, Mullet and Kingfish are all worth chasing right now! Flathead continue to fish very well considering the time of the year, lures are a must with soft vibes and soft plastics outperforming other methods of targeting them. Bream continue to hang on the break walls in big numbers and most are very healthy and big, I had a quick little fish this morning and of seven hook ups I landed one! The Luderick are slowly thickening up more and more each day, as are the numbers of people targeting them. Again, the break walls are holding the greatest number of fish. Mulloway and Kingfish have been very active over the past week around the mouth of the estuary, most fish are 15-20kg or so but there are also some monstrous Kingfish that I highly doubt will ever be stopped there on conventional tackle!

Beach and Rock: The local beaches have been fishing very consistently over the past week. While the Australian Salmon are in big numbers this year and have been making a nuisance of themselves, there are still very good numbers of Tailor and Bream about in between them. The beaches to the south are holding the better formations at the moment so it’s no surprise that these beaches are producing the better catches along with the odd school Mulloway. The rocks have also been worth fishing of late. Black Drummer, Bream, Luderick and Groper (and the odd Snapper) have all been in good numbers and very keen to bite.

Offshore: Offshore fishing remains very good despite the presence of the pesky (but tasty) rig stealing Leatherjackets! The shallow reefs have been a little patchy for the soft plastic throwers, the reefs a fair way to the north have definitely been outperforming those reefs closer to home. There have been a lot of big fish being caught in 20-25m of water, the biggest fish weighing a bit over 10kg, if you are lucky to land one of these big breeders please look after them and try to let them go! Those reefs in 40-80m have been much more consistent and have been producing a lot of Teraglin, Snapper, Pearl Perch and of course Leather Jackets. The deep drop scene continues to fire with boats heading wide almost on a daily basis and always returning with a handful of tasty Bar Cod and other deep water ooglies!

Have a great weekend

Luke Austin
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
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