23/6/06 Weekly Report

Brad & Lisa Andrew
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Tony Zann
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23/6/06 Weekly Report

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:01 pm

Offshore: A lot of small craft are working the coastline south of town trolling up some big tailor and small bonito. A few salmon have come as by-catch. The reefs have settled into winter mode with a steady supply of small to medium snapper and some pearl perch on offer. You may as well target chinaman leatherjackets while you’re out there because they will be targeting you. The loss of gear to bite-offs from these dumb-looking things is amazing. No action from out wide, but a trip to deep water should produce bar cod.
Beaches: Every few days I get my hopes up as a few reports of fish come from the beaches. Within days they are back to their boring self, with little structure and no reason for the fish to dwell there. Reports of mulloway after dark north of Red Head are worth following up. The occasional salmon is being reported.
Rocks: Probably the pick of the fishing with pretty much everything on offer. The best of the bream and tailor will be had here rather then the beaches. Drummer fishing is on fire with plenty of blackfish for something different again. Cape Hawke has been a standout, but closer to town Bennetts Head and the rocks at the southern end of One Mile Beach have all produced.
Estuary: More leatherjackets, but of the other variety, are everywhere and make short work of soft plastics. A steady if not spectacular supply of mulloway is coming from the breakwall but on bait rather than lures. Lots of small pike can be caught for bait if required. The Tuncurry side of the bridge is loaded with blackfish but get there early if you want a spot. Still lots of big tailor cruising the system. The Step on the last of the run up tide is a sure bet. Big bream have come from the foreshores after dark on bait, but the rivers are still the easiest place to lure fish during the middle of the day. Bass are now in the salty stuff to spawn.
Lloyd Campbell, Great Lakes Tackle 6554 9541

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