Weekly Report 17/2/12

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 17/2/12

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:51 am

Estuary: The Lake water is still murky on the run-out tide but the estuary continues to fish well for flathead and bream. Last Saturday I fished the easterly shore of Regatta Island for five fat bream around 800g–1kg on the run-up tide using chicken gut as bait. Reports of whiting on the flats taking poppers while The Paddock has some nice flathead for those that want to drift the channels. The crabs at Forster Keys and Pipers Bay have been active over the last week or so. Tonight is the first of the prawn dark and should continue through to the new moon on February 22, so get those prawn scoops out and try your luck. Remember, success in the lake requires a cotton net; do not be fooled with a nylon net – the prawns will slip right through!
Rock: LBG guys have been in and reported that a few small rat kings are around along with one cobia. Bonito are everywhere so this is hindering catching bait. The next few weeks should see some rock action with the passing through of hopefully some tuna.
Offshore: The CSIRO website shows that the water is hanging around 22°-23° so out at the FAD should see some action with mahi mahi. Cobia, kingfish and even the odd small marlin are all targets. Anglers say Latitude Rock is like a fish pond with bonito boiling the surface (10-fish bag limits in 20 minutes!) a few small/medium snapper and bream mixed in. A few trag have been caught a few miles straight off Old Bar, while closer to home the rock cod have caused a few problems (and injuries).
Beach: The consensus is that both local beaches (Nine Mile and Seven Mile) are working well with high tides early in the morning and at dusk. Plenty of reports of good whiting and bream with the start of a few good tailor on Nine Mile. Whiting are along Blackhead Beach on sunrise chewing on beachworms.
For those interested in knowing a bit more on lure fishing in the Lake, Tuncurry Community College will start a course next Tuesday night. Enrolments are still open so contact the college for more info.
Brad & Lisa Andrew,
Great Lakes Tackle
Shop 23, 29 Manning Street (Bi-Lo Plaza)
Phone/Fax: 02 6554 9541

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