Weekly Report 16/12/11

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 16/12/11

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:52 pm

Estuary: A great week in the lake with whiting in big numbers. Fishing with a surface popper will reward anglers. Try a Stiffy FRV, Sugapen 70 or Atomic Pop 50 for best results. Anglers using 2” Gulp Sandworms are getting equally as good results working these soft plastics along the bottom. The best spots are at the back of the sailing club or under the wires near The Step. Flathead numbers are still up despite the dirty runoff water. Drifting with whitebait or mullet strips will work a treat, as will soft plastics. Tuncurry and Forster breakwalls have started to work well with quite a few reports of good sized mulloway up to 14kg. Live baits (if you can catch some) work the best or swimming a soft plastic will work as well. Bream are in good numbers along the washboards in the Paddock. Floating down a small Squidgy Wriggler with a good sized trace will land them. Be quick as the bigger fish are smart and will retreat back into the leases fast. Garfish are everywhere along Hells Gate with reports of their beaks sticking out of the water en masse. A small long-shank hook, bobber float and prawn will get the bag limit in no time. Reports that crabs have started well and with the prawn dark on this weekend and early next week, netting the odd blue swimmer should not be hard. Remember with the prawn dark that you are equipped with a cotton prawn scoop or your night will be a waste!
Rock: A little quiet along the rocks due to the inclement weather over the last week, although a few good reports of kingfish taking metals along The Tanks. Bream are at Janies Corner plus two second hand reports of groper down off Boomerang.
Offshore: The southerly winds have kept most anglers tucked up in bed over the last week with sea conditions far from comfortable. Those few boats that did venture out found a few plate-size reds up north along with the standard reef rubbish in among some large nannygai.
Beach: Nine Mile, up near Tuncurry Tip, has fished OK this week with some good reports of tailor just on sunrise. Plenty of dart along Seven Mile with a few guys chasing them on small metals – great fun with light tackle catching these fish as they are fast and furious when they get on. Odd whiting have been caught along Blueys Beach.
Brad & Lisa Andrew,
Great Lakes Tackle
Shop 23, 29 Manning Street (Bi-Lo Plaza)
Phone/Fax: 02 6554 9541

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