Report 24/8/2018

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Report 24/8/2018

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:42 pm

Estuary: Wallis lake continues to be a winter wonderland for anglers. Even though the water is super clear, the bottom of the system seems to be fishing a little better than further up. This may well be due to the amount of baitfish (Frogmouth Pilchards and Whitebait) that have been flooding the estuary with each incoming tide. With this in mind it should come as no surprise that Pilchards and Whitebait have been the standout baits for Bream and Flathead this week, while any 2-3” Baitfish profile soft plastic has been unbeatable for the lure fishermen among us (3” Keitech Easy Shiners are good!). In amongst the Bream there are also plenty of Silver Trevally which can be really fun on the light gear. Tailor and Salmon continue to sneak in and out of the system and are definitely worth looking for if you are near any deep water that is holding bait. There have been a few reports filtering in of Trumpeter Whiting and these fish should only school up more and more over the next couple of months. Luderick continue to fish well along the break walls, they are definitely better just as that tide begins to push back in. The same can be said for the mighty Kingfish that haunt our rock walls, these fish will barely bite all day but then once that tide slows and begins to turn hold on!!!

Beach and Rock: Once again, beach fishing reports have been very good this week. There have been a lot of reports coming in from anglers fishing the beaches for Bream saying that there are plenty of big Bream and the odd 30-35cm Whiting, their baits of choice being Beach Worms, Pipi’s or Chicken Breast. Tailor continue to be caught in good numbers to the south and those that have fished the same gutters into the night have managed to find the odd Mulloway to 12kg. Reports from the rocks have been a little slow this week, however I would say that the Drummer fishing has been fairly good after the little bit of swell we had earlier in the week. With a few days of persistent NE winds coming up there should be plenty of wash to hit this weekend!

Offshore: Offshore conditions have not been the best this week. There was a bit of swell earlier in the week as well as plenty of wind, this saw most boats grounded for much of the week. The few boats that managed to sneak out yesterday (Thursday) found a few nice Snapper in shallow along with some decent Flathead and the odd Pearl Perch from out wider.

Have a great weekend!
Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
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