Weekly Report 28/10/11

Brad & Lisa Andrew
Great Lakes Tackle
Shop 1, 1-9 Manning St (Cnr Kent St)
Tuncurry 2428
Ph 6554 9541
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Tony Zann
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Weekly Report 28/10/11

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:09 pm

Estuary: I've lost count of the number of large flathead that are being caught in the lake. It seems every second customer has a photo to show me. Along with the ‘big girls’ there are plenty of good-sized males very close by. Try a pilchard on the drift along the flats or a soft plastic will always work. As always the run-out tide is the pick but try and get into areas with little tidal flow as this makes life a little easier. Up the lake further under The Wires the trumpeter whiting massacre continues every day with our local retired folk all but blocking the channel with their tinnies. Larger sand whiting have started and are being caught on bait and poppers. The pick of the baits is of course a fresh (or frozen) beach worm. 2” Gulp Worms will work as well and for those that want to chase these prized fish on the surface try a Bassday Sugapen or a Pop Dog stickbait. The trick is to thrash these lures fast on the surface and watch the whiting chase them. Reports of big bream are mainly coming from the washboards along the racks and a few reports of good bream in the Wallamaba River. Mud crabs have started along the muddy shorelines and within a week or so we should start to see the blue swimmers flock to the weedy sandy bottoms. So now is the time to get those traps sorted out.
Rocks: Plenty of fish around Janies Corner with a mix of tailor, salmon and bream common. Boomerang shoreline is firing with groper and blackfish as well as large tarwhine.
Offshore: Deep jigging for kingfish has taken place off Crowdy Head with some success. Out wide a few guys have had some luck on the bar cod. In closer there are still plenty of snapper on the reefs, trag after dark and flathead on the gravel at The Barge for those that are happy to drift.
Beach: Plenty of dart along most beaches are making it hard to get to the whiting. However, if you can get onto the whiting you will be surprised at the size and quality of these fish. Salmon are still being reported up and down the coast. Tailor are there, but scarce. Most gutters are holding a few quality bream.
Brad & Lisa Andrew,
Great Lakes Tackle
Shop 23, 29 Manning Street (Bi-Lo Plaza)
Phone/Fax: 02 6554 9541

garry dowd
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Re: Weekly Report 28/10/11crab traps

Post by garry dowd » Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:35 am

crab traps would work better if certain sharecroppers would just leave the traps after taking their share.
we all know who they are, just need to catch them!

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