Report 22/7/16

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Report 22/7/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:14 pm

Estuary: Wallis Lake continues to fish well for Luderick, Bream, Flathead and Tailor. The Bream have continued to make for a lot of happy anglers, lure fishing has become somewhat tougher but for those that put in the time and effort the rewards are definitely still there. Fishing tight into the local oyster racks with 2” plastics on lightly weighted jig heads seems to be the go-to technique, flicking the ever popular Cranka Crab into the same areas will produce similar results! Some huge fish continue to be caught on bait, any structure within the lake seems to be holding fish which are easily caught using an unweighted bait of mullet fillet or mullet gut. Large Flathead continue to be caught further up the estuary, major tributaries such as the Wallamba have been producing fish over 80cm constantly. Prawn baits or 4” soft plastics have been proving themselves.

Rock: Drummer continue to dominate the rock fishing scene. Bait fishing in all of the likely spots will also land you with some quality Bream and Luderick as ‘bycatch’! Squid are showing up in good numbers on the rocky reefs that jut out from the local headlands. Southern Calamari and Arrow Squid are great eating and the heads make fantastic baits for predatory fish like Snapper and Kingfish. Tailor continue to be caught off the rocks in good numbers with fish of 50-60cm being common, those that fish early or late in the day definitely seem to be finding more fish than those that don’t.

Offshore: Snapper! Snapper! Snapper! Is all I have heard all week. Big Snapper in good numbers have been caught by nearly every boat that has ventured out over the last week. The fish have been tough to find on soft plastics, but fishing in 20-30m with baits floated down a berley trail seems to be doing the trick. Fish up to 10kg have been caught and plenty of 5-8kg also. Good numbers of Teragalin can also be found for those wishing to fish late into the night or early in the morning.

Beach: Once again reports from the beach have been few and far between. From the reports I have heard it would seem the beaches to the south are fishing the best, Celito Beach has been producing good numbers of Tailor, Bream and Mulloway for a few weeks now. To the north, the beaches around Crowdy Head have been producing good Tailor also.

With the School Holidays coming to an end, the Great Lakes has returned to its sleepy, quiet, wintery self. I’m sure the local fish populations are breathing a sigh of relief! With Beautiful weather forecast for the next couple of days, it’s the perfect time to sneak out for a fish.

Enjoy the weekend, Happy Fishing!

Luke Austin
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
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