Report 9/11/18

Brad & Lisa Andrew
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 9/11/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:41 pm

Forster/Tuncurry Fishing Report 9/11/2018.
Estuary: The local estuary fishing has been firing over the past week. With water temperatures within the lake sitting at about 22 degrees, the water is alive with Baitfish, Prawns and the predators that feed on them! Trumpeter Whiting continue to school up in fairly good numbers around ‘the Step’ and ‘the Duck Pond’ with the daily regatta of boats easily meeting their bag limits in short time.

Flathead remain in high numbers throughout the bottom of the system, there are a lot of small fish in the schools, but where the small ones are there’s usually a few larger models not too far away. Bream have now spread out to all areas of the Lake and can be a real blast using light gear and small hard bodied lures over the weed beds and sand flats. The same sand flats will also hold good numbers of large Sand Whiting and Flathead, both of which are absolute suckers for a well-presented surface lure. Seeing a big old Flatty launch itself out of the water as it hits your little stick bait is about as good as it gets in the Lake I reckon! As I alluded to earlier, the estuary is a hive of activity at the moment and along with the usual species you can also expect to run into big numbers of Tailor, the odd school of Silver Trevally, Kingfish and Squid!

Beach and Rock: The local beaches continue to fish well for your typical bread and butter species, as the water continues to warm the number of Whiting should only increase over the next few weeks. Unfortunately, the Mulloway have been very quiet for those that have put the time in chasing them, most baits have been taken by Sharks and Rays. The local rocks have been fairly quiet of late but they are still holding some nice Bream and the odd Drummer. Baitfish numbers continue to build, as does the water temperature so hopefully it won’t be too long until the local ledges see a bit more activity.

Offshore: The Snapper fishing offshore has been really good of late. It doesn’t seem to matter if your favourite reef sits in 15m or 80m, chances are that it will be holding some nice ‘reddies’ at the moment. While there have not been any huge fish caught, most fish are between 1.5 and 5kg. Those fishing in 30+ meters should also run into the odd Pearl Perch, Teraglin and Morwong. There is still some really nice warm water sitting out a little further and there has been the odd Mahi Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna seen passing over the cleaning tables this past week so it may well be worth a trip out wider on the better days.

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