Weekly Report 25/05/07

Brad & Lisa Andrew
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Weekly Report 25/05/07

Post by Tony Zann » Fri May 25, 2007 3:52 pm

Offshore: The glorious daytime weather hasn't been matched by the fishing, which is generally considered to be a little on the slow side. With a bit of effort you should be able to find a few snapper around Latitude Rock and Blackhead. An ever-increasing number of people are using soft plastics to target snapper in relatively shallow water and in most cases are out-fishing those using baits. I've had reports of bonito and tailor around headlands as well as trag on wider reefs after dark. Last weekend saw some locals do battle with some big kingfish on reefs wide of Old Bar. In most cases the kingfish won.
Beaches: The season seems to be running a little late and we are still seeing schools of mullet moving up the coast. With these come bream so these should be targeted if beach fishing. The best reports on tailor have come from areas to our north around Old Bar and Manning Point.
Rocks: There are some quality blackfish and bream along the rocky shores as are drummer. Once again the calm conditions can make these fish a bit flighty and several rockhoppers have told me that a lot of their favourite holes are sanded up and consequently not fishable. A few days of rough seas may move that sand but that's not likely to occur based on the current forecast.
Estuary: Lots of people have been out on the lakes having a go for bream, blackfish and leatherjackets. The water temp remains a bit above average for this time of year and therefore flathead are still active and a regular by-catch of those chasing bream. There are still some reasonable numbers of big mullet in the lake and with some patience these can be targeted. Those chasing bream on lures have reported mixed results. There are plenty of migrating bream just outside the heads. A bit of a blow might encourage them to enter the lake and join the resident fish. We rarely mention it, but little old Smiths Lake has been fishing really well and has benefited no end from the extended period that it has been open to the sea.
Lloyd Campbell, Great Lakes Tackle 6554 9541

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