Weekly Report 14/3/08

Brad & Lisa Andrew
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Weekly Report 14/3/08

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:18 am

Offshore: Perfect conditions continue and the offshore fishing is ripe for the picking. All inshore reefs are producing bonito, around which lots of cobia have been reported. Latitude Rock is one of these places, and is also holding some just legal kingfish, tailor and snapper. A small yellowfin tuna has also been reported. The wider reefs are fishing OK but given the right conditions, a visit to them after dark for trag could be the best option. Several small to medium black marlin have been reported with slow trolled live baits working well. The area between the Pinnacle sanctuary zone and the FAD seems to be holding a lot of bait and should provide a good starting place for marlin trolling. The FAD of course is loaded with mahi mahi, and as I've stated on numerous occasions, take live baits with you if you want the best results. It's obvious that a lot of people still don't know that size and bag limits now apply to mahi mahi. For those that are not up to speed, minimum size is now 60cm, with only one over 110cm allowed. The bag limit is 10.
Beaches: Calm mornings and an afternoon onshore wind make it feel just like summer and the beaches remain in good condition. All major beaches are fishing well for bream, tailor some whiting and the occasional mulloway. Fingers crossed for a great Easter.
Rocks: LBG action is in full swing with longtails now in good numbers as well as a few cobia and mac tuna. Reasonable schools of garfish are being sighted which is a good sign and will hopefully keep the tuna around. Traditional bream and tailor fishing from the rocks is producing plenty of good results. Don't forget the drummer.
Estuary: After a considerable quiet period, I've recently heard of two mulloway being caught from the breakwalls. Hopefully their numbers will return to normal when the mullet that are schooling in the lake move to sea and prove too difficult to resist. For something a bit different you could target the unusually large numbers of leatherjackets in the lake. A great feed and good fun for the kids. Lots of good bream stories coming in, particularly from the Tuncurry wall. Flathead of course are everywhere although a few people tell me the water at the bottom of the tide is a few degrees cooler than the run in and that this is turning the flathead off. Whiting are still happy to co-operate with the latest craze and are taking poppers from 35mm to 65mm.
Lloyd Campbell, Great Lakes Tackle 6554 9541

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