Weekly Report 20/12/08

Brad & Lisa Andrew
Great Lakes Tackle
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Weekly Report 20/12/08

Post by Tony Zann » Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:55 am

Offshore: Cobalt-blue 26° water out wide is yet to produce any real action, although mahi mahi are traditionally caught at the FAD by Christmas. Some deep-water fishing has produced some quality bar cod, snapper and pearl perch. In closer, Tony's Reef fished well after dark for a few trag and a couple of snapper in excess of 7kg. At this time of the year we also expect big schools of bonito to move into the area. This is yet to happen, but the bait schools on which they prey are already here. Kingfish remain common.
Beaches: More of the same, with barely legal whiting being reported along with some bream. Better morning tides early in the coming week will hopefully bring in some of the tailor we experienced a fortnight ago. Salmon are still be caught in areas to our south.
Rocks: Those that have been for a dive along the coast tell me that the rocks are loaded with fish. Having said that, there don't seem to many people taking advantage of this situation.
Estuary: Big mulloway continue to be hooked and sometimes landed by those on the breakwalls. The next few days will see the prawns running which of course really livens up the fishing after dark. The whiting and flathead remains strong and an increase in the number of big bream off the breakwalls has been a welcome development. Mullet and leatherjackets are also on offer although they don't seem to be targeted all that much these days. If you’re coming to this area on holidays and you fish from a kayak or canoe, throw in the bass gear as there is some excellent fishing within an hour’s drive.
Lloyd Campbell, Great Lakes Tackle 6554 9541

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