Report 9/9/16

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 9/9/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:33 am

Estuary: The estuary has been the pick of the bunch this week as far as quality fishing goes. Flathead, Bream, Whiting, Flounder and Trevally have all been fishing good this week. Nice Flathead up to 65cm are becoming more and more prevalent, mostly being taken on soft plastics, soft vibes or whitebait fished around the weed edges and drop offs in the lower sections of the lake. The Bream fishing has been consistent for those throwing grub style soft plastics and burleying up around the oyster leases. The Luderick fishing has slowed somewhat over the last week, hopefully they come back for a few weeks before finishing up.

Rock: The local rocks have been producing a few nice Black Drummer with the little bit of swell that we have had. Expect to find a few nice Bream thrown in the mix. For those that are happy with an early start, Tailor can still be found just before and right on dawn though I have not heard of much size amongst them.

Beaches: The beach fishing has been fairly quiet of late, hence the lack of reports over the last few weeks. The biggest positive coming from the beaches is that there have been some nice Whiting taken along 9 Mile. 9 Mile is also holding good numbers of worms and pipis. There are still plenty of Bream along the beaches, however most fish are barely even of legal size. The Mulloway reports have also been quiet up until this morning, as I write this, word has come through from young local angler Robert that he and his mate were lucky enough to fool the fish of a lifetime last night. Fishing from their ‘favourite’ local beach the pair were fishing with a whole bonito as bait and scored a 153cm 33kg monster. Nice job fellas, nice to hear some good news coming from the beach finally!

Offshore: Offshore fishing has been a little slow over the last week. There are still Snapper around for those that put in the time and are happy to search for the fish. My suggestions would be to either fish in fairly shallow (under 30m) and burley up or move out a bit wider to 80+m in an attempt to get past the thick patches of Leatherjackets, unless you would like a feed of Jackets! One boat went wide looking for Bar Cod on Wednesday and failed to raise any cod, they did however pull some nice Pearl Perch, a couple of Kingfish and some Nannygai from about 140m. The always faithful Flathead grounds seem to be fishing well, one old local and his mate easily scored their bag limit on Tuesday.

Have a great weekend,

Happy Fishing!

Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
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