Report 17/6/16

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Report 17/6/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:03 am

Estuary: The great weather we have experienced over the past week has seen a good number of people wetting a line in Wallis Lake. Bream remain the focus of most with good numbers being caught in the lower reaches of the estuary. For bait fisherman, the baits of choice have been mullet strips, prawns and blue bait. The lure fanatics have been getting good fish on just about all techniques, my personal favorite is fishing the tops of oyster leases at high tide. Finding large, feeding Bream and landing surface lures nearby is almost certain to see some great hook ups. Lures worth trying include Lucky Craft Sammy’s, Atomic K-9’s and Bassday Sugapen’s.. There have been suprisingly good catches of Bigeye trevally in the estuary also which put up a great fight on light gear. Flathead are still being taken, so much so that people have actually been targeting them during the week. Good numbers of Tailor are being caught around the bridge, particularly in the evening, with a mix of undersized, legal and 40+cm fish bound to keep you guessing! Luderick have really started to come on now with fish between 35 and 40cm becoming more common, particularly from the breakwalls, One fisherman has reported some great catches using synthetic weed flies as an alternative to bait.

Rock: It's a great time of the year to fish the local rocks. Drummer have been thick since the east coast low that we experienced a fortnight ago, Jaineys Corner, North One Mile and Charlottes head have all produced some great fish up to 3.5kg. As well as Drummer, fisherman have also scored some huge Bream and Luderick in their catches. Tailor are also quite prominent around most of the rocky headlands and are being caught on Pilchards as well as artificial lures such as the Samaki Torpedo’s, of which the sizes up to 40g seem to be doing the most damage.

Offshore: Outside the fishing has been very hot and cold. Some have reported memorable catches of Snapper from the grounds to the north. The most successful seem to be using soft plastics fished in fairly shallow water. One angler had a great session using Squidgy’s Mongrel soft plastsc in the drop bear colour, accounting for 19 snapper up to 5.8kg. The kingfish have been good as well with fish being caught both in close and out at the shelf. Teragalin have been sporadic at best, those fishing the nights or early mornings have had the most success.

Beach: Beaches have finally settled down since the big swells we experienced recently. Reports of big Bream and Tailor have trickled through during the week as well as a few Mulloway being taken on 9 Mile Beach.

Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
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