Report 7/10/16

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Report 7/10/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:34 pm

Estuary: The estuary fishing has changed very little since last weeks’ report. Once again the wind has been annoying for the majority of it bar yesterday and today (hopefully). Flathead continue to dominate catches. Local Bream fisho Shane has seen some monsters while throwing plastics for Bream in the oyster leases. Soft plastics have again been far more productive than baits when fished nice and slow over likely looking areas. The advantage of lures is that the fisherman is able to actively find the fish and cover much more ground, rather than drifting baits and waiting for the fish to come to them. Bream are still in good numbers, the largest reported for the week was well into the 40’s and was caught on a live yellowtail being fished as a live bait for a Mulloway. The bait schools seem to be fairly healthy once again in the estuary which is a sure sign that things are about to fire up….. Bring on the mighty silver ghosts of the estuary that are the Mulloway!

Rock: I have had very few reports from the local stones over the last week. The days have been dominated by winds containing a bit of westerly and the swell has been non-existent. These conditions are far from favourable for local rock hoppers who are left with only a few options- Squid, Grouper or bream on plastics…..

Beaches: The local beach scene has been very patchy this week. One day anglers will fish a gutter and get great numbers of Tailor and Salmon, only to return the following day for nought! The weather conditions have been perfect for the local land-based game enthusiasts who have been happy to while away the nights soaking baits targeting the local shark population. A visitor to the area reported that they found plenty of worms on 9 Mile beach and converted them into a nice feed of Bream and Whiting which is a great sign of things to come.

Offshore: Once again I am happy to report that the fishing offshore has been fantastic for those picking the gaps in the wind! There are great numbers of Snapper and Flathead about at the moment as well as Pearl Perch, Kingfish and Squid. One boat headed north targeting Snapper and had a fairly average morning, thinking they would stop off at the Flathead grounds to fill the esky on the way hope they were amazed to find a patch of Bar Cod. Fishing in just 60m, over sand/rubble they managed to fill their esky with not only Flatties but their quota of Bar Cod as well! There has also been reports of good numbers of Tuna working out wide of Crowdy which seems to have got the local game guys excited and crossing fingers for an early start to the season!
Enjoy the weekend.
Happy Fishing!

Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
Ph: 02 6554 9541
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