6/4/06 Weekly Report

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6/4/06 Weekly Report

Post by Tony Zann » Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:44 pm

Offshore: Last week I commented on the sea surface temp and that a trip out wide could be productive. Two boats did just that last Friday and had a great day on blue marlin. Dreamcatcher had five shots and tagged four fish. Causin Trouble had a double hook-up on two big fish and managed to boat the smaller one which came in at 170kg. Dreamcatcher again fished on Tuesday with seven fish up, two tagged and one bust-off. On the strength of this type of action a fleet of four headed out on Wednesday, Dreamcatcher, Causin Trouble, Blue Mist and Rivenge. All boats encountered big fish with varying degrees of success in staying hooked up. In closer, more cobia have been reported, along with big mac tuna and the biggest schools of Watson’s leaping bonito ever seen by the locals. Tailor are plentiful around most headlands as well as a few just legal kings. An evening fish for jew or trag is worth the effort. A couple of locals are still talking about their encounter with a 15-metre whale shark just off Latitude Rock. Latitude has also been the scene of some quality snapper fishing early morning.
Beaches: Offshore winds see the beaches flat. Some salmon are already in the area as are tailor, the latter of which might be better targeted off the rocks while the water stays flat and very clean.
Rocks: Yes, the longtails are here as are the macs, small kings, bonito, tailor and even salmon. Dave Seaman must be getting old because he's been out chasing the blackfish near Blackhead, with a fair degree of success. Earlier in the week several big cobia were caught at Seal Rocks just on dark using live tailor. Snapper have also been taken. Sharks after dark are a major problem, unless you a specifically targeting them.
Estuary: A good run of crabs is under way. Very mixed reports on flathead with most anglers finding big fish elusive. Some big tailor are moving throughout the system particularly around The Step. Bream action continues to improve with bait fishing after dark very productive. Those after mulloway seem to be mainly catching the smaller variety, with sharks also a problem in the main channel after dark.
Lloyd Campbell, Great Lakes Tackle 6554 9541

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