Report 28/10/16

Brad & Lisa Andrew
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 28/10/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:26 am

Estuary: The past week has seen a definite increase in activity within the Wallis Lake estuary system. There have been some good reports coming in from people chasing prawns and crabs and it only makes sense that the reports from the fishing front have been very positive as well. Flathead continue to dominate catches, again most being taken on small vibes and soft plastics. I have noticed a lot more fish in the 60cm+ range being caught over the last week and I am happy to say that most anglers are sensible enough these days to release these larger fish in the hope of securing stocks for future generations of fisherpeople. The Trumpeter Whiting are still fishing well and patches can be found throughout the system, those willing to search about a little seem to be reaping the rewards. Bream and Yellowfin/Sand Whiting have started to fire up a bit on the flats, the water is still a little cool but anglers throwing surface lures have had a bit of success over the past week.

Rock: The only reports I have had regarding the local rock ledges this week have come from a couple of spear fishermen. Spearing down south, they reported seeing some great numbers of good sized Kingfish and multiple schools of Mulloway. They were also lucky enough to catch a couple of nice sized Snapper and two tasty crayfish. It would seem that now that the bait schools have returned to the inshore areas the predators have followed.

Beaches: Strong winds and a bit of swell have made the local beaches a tough place to wet a line over the last week. Local gun Beau has been at it again this week, landing three Mulloway between 7-10kg. All were taken on fresh caught Beach Worms.

Offshore: Those lucky enough to be able to sneak outside for a fish this week have been rewarded with some great Snapper fishing. It seems most reefs are holding decent numbers of fish, Mullet strips seem to be the bait of choice. Micro-jigs and slow-pitch jigs are also snagging their fair share, its always rewarding when people try new techniques and find success! Some nice sized reds have been popping up as well, the biggest this week was a nice 84cm specimen. The Flathead grounds are still producing some nice fish as well, most fishermen have been easily reaching their bag limits with nice medium sized fish.

Enjoy your weekend

Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
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