Report 29/4/16

Brad & Lisa Andrew
Great Lakes Tackle
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 29/4/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:57 pm

Estuary: After a pretty poor weekend last week the weather gods look like they will behave this weekend. Anglers looking for a feed should head out and chase bream that have really started to school up among the racks and the shallow cockle beds. Reports received in the shop this week us that there is plenty of quality fish to take. Lure fishos have had luck using the small Ecooda mini crank lures working them fairly erratically along the oyster trays. Bait guys have had luck using the old faithful Whitebait or a pipi bait. A few reports still coming in of good Flathead in the Lake on the run out tide while under the bridge at night plenty of Chopper Tailor taking a cubed pilly or a small metal lure. Mullet are thick up under the racks at the back of the paddock.
Mulloway on the breakwall are back with some good catches over the last seven days. Live bait is the pick however two good fish in the 90cm range were taken on a 9” paddle tail plastic. Sharks are also hanging around the wall causing gear break offs.
Blackfish are still plentiful up in the lake however no feedback as yet to them hanging around the wall.

Rock: Mullet have started to run up the coast in the tonnes with commercial guys netting the beaches early in the week. Larger fish species will be following the Mullet for they warm water chase up north. You should really start to get amongst some good quality tailor and bream as we move towards the winter months. Southern rock fishing areas have started to produce some nice Drummer, however the longtail Tuna are still few and far between with only a sprinkle of reports. Flick a few metal lures around the Tanks at Forster and you may get into a few Tailor.

Offshore: Still reports each day of Mackeral everywhere. Pro Fishos are still nailing the Spotted Macks with a few Spanish mixed into the bag. Heaps of nice Flathead on the gravel with reports of Trag at night. Mack Tuna are around in big numbers in close along the headlands and in the bay.
Starting to get a few reports of Cobia around with two fish caught this week. Small reds are there for taking on most shallow reefs.

Beach: Most beaches are fishing OK with plenty of Tailor reports. Not many fish but what is being caught is quality and of good size. Shovelnose Sharks are back in numbers - Keep these if you catch one the tails make a good chew!

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