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Report 22/1/16

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:18 pm
by Nicole Penfold
Estuary: Visiting tourists along with us locals are really having heaps of fun on the pristine Wallis Lake. The lake even with the recent bad weather still has an abundance of fish – Whiting on worm baits or popping the flats , heaps of Flatties taking plastics and even some good size Bream chomping on Hawkesbury Prawns is what’s on offer.

The lake is putting on a great show with warm water helping to make the fish active. Whiting are being caught on most sand flats using a popper like a Eccooda snoop dog or our ‘red’ beachworm trays are the biggest hit for baits this summer. These Beach worms are about as good as they get with the shop getting a daily delivery so you know they are fresh – and they work!. Flathead are “stacked” on the bottom with the drift along the Breckenridge Channel and the south side of Tern Island the best spots at the moment. Bream are still around in good numbers with a few reports of fish around the 40cm mark being caught on the top of the tide. A few locals threw a line in off thye breakwall during the week and got a few Jewfish, some legal but most fish were around the 55cm mark. Crabs are still on in good numbers throughout the lake.

Rock: I do not have much more to report this week other than the odd Bream and a few small Blackfish hanging around.

Offshore: Conditions outside are back to being favourable again with a few boats working the shallow reefs up north for a good box of small but legal reds. Two reports have come in of a few “thumpers’ amongst the smaller fish. I am told that soft plastics on a light jighead will work the best or for the bait guys a go to bait had to be the Lunds whole squid. The normal spots out the front will get results for those that are happy to bottom bounce for flathead. Out wide the water temp is quite high with it reaching 27 degrees so work the FAD for Dolphinfish.

Beach: In close gutters at high tide are loaded with Whiting. Shovel nose sharks are still a pest, as are the small Dart.

Brad & Lisa Andrew
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
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