Weekly Report 13/3/09

Brad & Lisa Andrew
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Tony Zann
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Weekly Report 13/3/09

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:59 pm

Offshore: Strong onshore winds from the cyclone up north, combined with some average seas, have kept most boats in port this week. Last weekend saw local game boats find some big striped marlin wide of Port Stephens. Water quality in close remains good and several pro boats have been successfully chasing bonito around Latitude Rock. These crews report lots of cobia cruising around as well as the occasional longtail tuna. If you can get to the FAD, mahi mahi would be guaranteed.
Beaches: Last weekend provided a good run of bream, small tailor and some whiting. Smiths Lake remains open to the sea and the fishing off Celito Beach as a result has been excellent. Several anglers have reported small mulloway in big numbers.
Rocks: The longtail tuna usually arrive around the full moon in March, and right on cue this occurs. The previously mentioned cobia are also able to be targeted from LBG platforms.
Estuary: Mulloway continue to be caught from the breakwalls on soft plastics. An ever-increasing number of bream are also being reported, again along the walls. While the water remains warm, several people have commented that the flathead seem to be quiet at the moment. The whiting that have been caught have all been monsters, with surface lures of all varieties proving successful. Both blue swimmer and mud crabs have been in good numbers.
Lloyd Campbell, Great Lakes Tackle 6554 9541

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