Report 12/8/16

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Report 12/8/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:31 pm

Estuary: Since the last bout of foul weather disappeared it’s been feeling an awful lot like spring! The lack of a proper winter period this year seems to have had somewhat of an impact on the estuary fishing. The typical winter species have been very hot and cold. Bream have been the standout species with some huge fish caught over the last couple of months. However while they have been of a good size, the numbers just haven’t showed up like they normally would. The same goes for the sea run Luderick that usually would enter the estuary. In a normal winter this time of year would typically see masses of big bronze fish hanging about the break walls and lower reaches of the lake. This year however there has only been a spattering of fish, still really good sized fish but just not the usual numbers. On the flip side, the Flathead and Whiting have been fishing really well throughout the cooler period. The middle of winter would normally see these species all but shut down, instead I have heard of great catches being taken which is a delight for people visiting the area. What does this all mean for the local fisherman though? Well I guess it means we can all head out for a day on the Lake knowing that we have boundless options! Have a throw about the Oyster racks for the big blue nosed Bream and if they don’t want to play, pop on a bigger plastic and head for the weed edges and drop offs in search of a Flathead!

Rock: Drummer continue to bite well off the local rocks. There has been plenty of people in over the last week chasing the good old Mustad 542’s or the new popular pattern, Eagle Claw’s ‘Live Bait’ hooks in the 1/0 and 2/0 sizes. Fishing the washes for these brutes using fresh cunjevoi, green or cooked prawn or even bread is, for me, the epitome of ‘bread and butter’ fishing. Along with Black and Silver Drummer you are also likely to pick up a great mix of Bream and Luderick. Tailor continue to be caught from the rocks as well, however, like the typical estuarine targets mentioned above, they seem to be very patchy.

Offshore: Snapper continue to lure plenty of boats out to sea, catches this week have been fairly poor though. There seems to be plenty of small fish about but no real keepers. The only boat that caught fish this week said that they had seen no snapper at all after an hour of burleying up and then the fish moved in. So it’s possible that the fish are there to be caught for the patient angler!

We have Samaki Zing rods on special at the moment too, The entire Zing range is just $99.00! The usual RRP on these guys ranges fron $149.90-169.90!!!!
This weekend looks like it’s going to be a cracker, get out there and enjoy every bit of these magical ‘winter’ days!

Happy Fishing!
Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
Ph: 02 6554 9541
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Re: Report 12/8/16

Post by skullatinny » Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:33 pm

No beach report ?

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Re: Report 12/8/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:30 pm

Hello Skullatinny, looks like they've omitted the beach report this week. If it's not in the next report I'll give them a call.

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