Report 16/9/16

Brad & Lisa Andrew
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 16/9/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:51 am

Estuary: Wallis Lake continues to be the best fishing location within the local area. It is fishing great. Bream are still fishing really well and some great fish have started to show up in the bigger parts of the lake over the flats and weed beds. The deeper stretches of water like the channel that runs along the eastern side of Wallis Island are also holding good numbers of fish down deep. Flathead has been the standout species for the week once again. Visiting anglers from as far away as Darwin have had a ball chasing lizards on soft plastics, Gulp Nemesis and Boom Bait Rattlesnakes seem to be doing their fair share of catching! The Luderick continue to be a bit hit and miss. Local gun John fished on Tuesday and scored a bucket load but then fished on Wednesday for none! A scattering of reports of whiting beginning to show themselves continue to filter through too, it’s definitely time to get those Summer tackle boxes sorted!

Rock: There have been very few reports coming from the rocks over the last week. There are still Tailor about to the south off the rocks and still some nice Bream to be found.

Beaches: Like the rocks, reports from the beaches have been few and far between. Unfortunately, most reports have consisted of small Bream and undesirable by-catch species such as shovel nose and fiddler rays. One local angler fished Tuncurry beach with live Yellowtail and had a great little session on small school sharks and monster Tailor up to 80cm long.

Offshore: The Offshore scene has been a tough gig over the last couple of weeks. The water is down to about 16 degrees and fairly dirty which makes for tough fishing. There is still plenty of fish to be caught for those happy to search around for them. One boat fished to the north earlier in the week targeting Snapper on soft plastics and while they struggled to get many fish they managed to get some good sized fish up to 87cm. Local charter business ‘Forster Sport and Game’ fished on Tuesday and managed to get a good box full for their clients consisting of pan sized Snapper, Pearl Perch, Pigfish, Leatherjackets and a Barracouta or ‘Snake Mackerel’. The Lakes and Oceans Fishing Club kicks off their season tonight so it will be good to see how they fish over the weekend, good luck to all involved.

Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
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