Report 18/11/16

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Report 18/11/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:25 pm

Estuary: Wallis lake has to be one of the best places to fish on the planet! The gin clear estuary has been fishing really good over the past week. Similar to last week, the Trumpeter Whiting have well and truly thickened u, their numbers almost seem limitless when you see how many pass over the cleaning tables each day! The other big thing at the moment is Flathead on soft plastics. The plastic of choice seems to be the Z-Man 3” Minnowz in ‘Green Lantern’ and ‘Red Shad’. Sand Whiting are fairly active as well and can be targeted using beach worms, yabbies, small worm profile soft plastics and surface lures. This time of year you can sometimes find some stonker Whiting schooled up around the bridge. Surprisingly, a few Luderick are still being caught, not in big numbers but they are definitely still hanging about. There have been quite a few Silver Trevally, Big Eye Trevally and Yellowtail Kingfish patrolling the lower sections of the estuary which make for a bit of excitement when you are only fishing for Whiting and Bream!

Beaches: I can finally report that the fishing from the local beaches and rocks is beginning to fire up! Some nice Whiting have started to show up along the beaches, the Northern end of 9 Mile Beach sounds like its fishing particularly well. The mighty Mulloway has also begun to show itself again over the last week, one angler was lucky enough to finally find one off the breakwall only to have to hook pull before he could land it. Another local beach fisherman caught a nice 9kg fish off 9 mile on Tuesday night.

Rocks: The local ledges are fishing really well. Yellowtail Kingfish, Black Drummer, Blue Grouper, Luderick and Bream have all featured this past week. Local legend Brett was stoked to finally land a big Blue which went just over 10kg, he reported seeing another fish not far from where he hooked this one that was another 5+kg. The warm water is creeping in as well so from now on floating a live bait out from the rocks could result in the catch of a lifetime in the form of an XL Kingfish, early season Tuna or even a Marlin!

Offshore: We were lucky enough to experience a few nice days this week where offshore fishing was an option. Unfortunately, the fish haven’t been too cooperative. The Snapper fishing has been fairly slow and the fish caught have only been small. Big Teragalin and a few nice Pearl Perch have been the standout species this week. As mentioned above, the warm currents are well and truly sneaking south and they have begun to really change the local fishery. There have been a few sightings of Marlin over the last week and there have been a few schools of Mahi Mahi cruising about as well which will be music to the ears of the local game fishing crew.

Have a great weekend.

Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
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