Weekly Report 15/2/08

Brad & Lisa Andrew
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Tony Zann
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Weekly Report 15/2/08

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:46 am

Offshore: The fickle conditions have again limited most fishing to within a few kilometres of the coast. The water temperature remains a solid 23° to 24° and therefore mahi mahi, small black marlin and cobia are all target species. The FAD remains worth a look, but once again the juveniles will be hard to get past. The conditions at Latitude Rock have been described by more than one angler as like an aquarium, with baitfish, bream and snapper mixed with bonito and small kingfish. This is the place to target cobia if the sea conditions are poor. Snapper Rock to our north is also producing cobia, but it's three times the distance to get to.
Beaches: The general opinion is that both Nine Mile and Seven Mile beaches are well formed up and with some better dawn and dusk high tides over the next few days, the fishing should be great. Tailor, bream and whiting are the target species.
Rocks: A few LBG anglers are checking out the live-baiting platforms in anticipation of some tuna action in the not too distant future. Small kings and the occasional cobia have been reported, but the bonito have been making bait catching difficult.
Estuary: This must be the longest period that I can remember that mulloway have been hard to catch off the breakwalls. The local theorists believe that these fish are all sitting along the coast taking advantage of all the baitfish out there. While the water is still muddied out the run-out tide due to the ongoing wet weather, the estuary continues to fish well for flathead and bream, and after dark for the biggest of the whiting. The crabs were really active a week or so ago but seem to have slowed somewhat in the last few days.
Lloyd Campbell, Great Lakes Tackle 6554 9541

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