Report 4/12/15

Brad & Lisa Andrew
Great Lakes Tackle
Shop 1, 1-9 Manning St (Cnr Kent St)
Tuncurry 2428
Ph 6554 9541
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 4/12/15

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:16 pm

Estuary: This week the capture rate for Whiting has declined a little each morning however with most mornings this week being ‘slack’ water on dawn could have had some effect on this. However, early morning anglers have had a bit of luck working the surface with walk the dog and fizzer style lures down on the weed flats. Bream Hunters have reported a influx in fish over the last week although most fish are being caught using bait such as whitebait or a gut bait. They don’t seem to be chasing lures! The Lake is still firing well with flathead with soft plastics in both the Squidgy Fish range plus Gulp 4” Minnows have been the best summer sellers so far. Gulp Worms are still selling well for Whiting. Sharks in the Breckenridge channel have been sighted cruising around with one shark grabbing onto a soft plastic on the surface whilst being retrieved. I have seen photos of a Mako in 3ft water in the Channel about 1 metre from the side of a boat so keep a lookout if swimming. The breakwall is a bit quite although a few undersize Jewfish have been caught along with the odd good size legal bream on the end fishing towards the sea.

For those of you that are visiting our area over the next month or so be prepared for the crowds and delays at boat ramps at all times of the day and night. Those that may only hook the boat up once a year for your annual holiday please remember protocol at the ramps and remember to prepare your boat and trailer before you hit the ramp to launch. Every year is the same whereby we witness plenty of chaos at the ramps by persons that decide to unpack the car into the boat, untie the trailing straps, and take off the lights etc once they are down the ramp with trailer wheels in the water. So if this is what you may commonly do at your hometown ramp please adjust your routine for the busy holiday time. Think about allocating set duties to each crew member so when you arrive at the ramp everyone knows what's expected of them. Tuncurry ramp at times last year had over 100 trailers and cars parked – it does get busy! We have two good ramps, Forster Boat Harbour is the easiest ramp to use, particularly for those with larger glass boats. Tuncurry ramp has recently been upgraded, but is not recommended for heavier boats due to strong crosswinds and tidal flow.

Rock: Very quiet with not much to report other than a few reports trickling in about small kings and the start of the odd Bonito.

Offshore: Offshore is still working well with plenty of Flathead around plus the reefs also have plenty of smallish legal reds, pigfish, and I hear Mowong up north off Old Bar.

Beach: Plenty of Whiting, Bream and dart in the gutters. Late afternoon into the evening seems to work a bit better than daytime. Beachworms are by far the best of the baits with our ‘marinated’ worms selling out most days.

Brad & Lisa Andrew
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
Ph: 6554 9541
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