Weekly Report 13/11/09

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Weekly Report 13/11/09

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:36 am

Offshore conditions are much improved although run-off from the recent rain has dirtied the waters in close. After dark the trag are again on the chew. Most reefs are providing a good feed of snapper with a lot of these fish pan-size. There is a fish trap buoy at Five Mile Reef which is holding kingfish and you would expect this to also be the case at the Fisheries FAD. Live bait will get the best results. Obviously, bottom fishing around trap buoys is also worth trying. The sea surface temperature chart shows excellent water out wide and may contain some early season mahi mahi or marlin.
Plenty of people are having a go on the beaches the last few afternoons with a few tailor and bream the result. Fishing the early morning high tide this coming weekend should be productive.
Young Dan nailed a nice mulloway on a 9" soft plastic Thursday afternoon while fishing the breakwall. It took him two casts before hooking up.
The lake and channel remain very dirty on the run-out tide, but the fish activity is excellent. The sand flats just up from the bridge are being fished every morning by a fleet of tinnies all chasing trumpeter whiting. Further up, the Breckinridge Channel is proving the place to be for some quality bream and flathead. Prawns are running after dark and are in part responsible for the improved fishing. Sand whiting are being sighted in numbers but are yet to aggressively chase a popper. I wouldn't go too far up the rivers as the salinity levels would be low from the rain. Setting a trap for mud crabs can be productive in the lower parts of the rivers as the crabs often come down with the 'fresh'.
Lloyd Campbell,
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