Weekly Report 11/05/07

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Tony Zann
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Weekly Report 11/05/07

Post by Tony Zann » Fri May 11, 2007 12:01 pm

Offshore: Last weekend saw glorious conditions for offshore fishing. I know of two marlin caught by anglers targeting something a little smaller. One was a black of 60-70kg caught on a live bait being used to target mahi mahi, and the other a striped marlin that took a Christmas Tree lure trolled at high speed for tuna. The snapper and trag fishing has also been great, and a few days back several cobia were caught around Snapper Rock. A few big mac tuna have been reported along with increased numbers of bonito. The forecast for the coming weekend at this stage is for only 5 to 15 knot winds, so another weekend out to sea could be on the cards
Beaches: The almost perfect weather of the last week hasn't been good for beach fishing through the day with crystal-clear water and no wave action providing little inducement for the fish to be there. After dark is a different matter, with some big tailor and sharks working in close. No doubt the sharks have been attracted by the schools of migrating mullet moving up the coast. The southerly change that moved through yesterday might stir the beaches up a bit and improve the day time action.
Rock: Cobia were caught by land based game anglers over the past week, particularly on rock ledges south of town. A couple of divers have told me there are big numbers of mulloway along the rocky stretches of coast, once again these predators are benefiting from the mullet run. Traditional bream, blackfish and drummer fishing is hotting up.
Estuary: Last weekend saw a major bream catch and release competition held on Wallis Lake with some quality fish weighed in. The water in the lake remains warm so flathead are still active and are a common by-catch of those targeting bream. Blackfish are not yet in big numbers but a bit of effort will see you get a feed. Some very large sharks have been reported in the main channel after dark causing those targeting mulloway a few problems.
Lloyd Campbell, Great Lakes Tackle 6554 9541

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