Report 2/12/16

Brad & Lisa Andrew
Great Lakes Tackle
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Tuncurry 2428
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Report 2/12/16

Post by subeditor » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:48 pm

The estuary continues to fish fairly well as we welcome in the summer season. The prawns are well and truly running and this seems to be firing up the entire system. Local kayak enthusiast Chris had the best surface lure session he has ever had earlier in the week, fishing using Bassday Sugapen’s, he and a mate stopped counting the Whiting at 26 along with 7 flathead and a heap of Bream. Bream are also being taken using shallow diving hard bodies in ‘shrimp’ colours, the easiest method being to simply cast out as far as possible over the weed beds or sand flats and slowly roll the lure back to the boat. Lures can also be twitched erratically with plenty of pauses in between winds. A big secret when luring for bream is that if you see a fish following the lure or if you get a hit but don’t hook up, just stop the lure dead in its tracks. Often giving the fish a chance to think about things will leave it unable to resist your offering!
The local beaches have been fishing fairly well. Some great Mulloway have been caught over the last week with the biggest weighing in at a touch over 14kg. By far the most productive bait has been local beach worms. Using beach worms will also produce some great results on lighter gear for those wishing to target a few Bream and Whiting.

There have been very few reports coming from the local rock fishermen this week. The winds have made conditions tough and the strong North Easterly winds from last week have left the inshore water fairly cool and dirty again with a lot of red weed along the coastline. There has been some awesome Mulloway taken from the break walls at the entrance to Wallis Lake, the biggest for the week hitting 18kg. The fish have fallen for a mixture of live baits and lures.

For those lucky enough to sneak offshore for a fish the results have varied. Most boats have returned with a decent feed consisting of Snapper, Teragalin, Pigfish, Large Nannygai, Pearl Perch and Flathead. Boats that ventured wide had no luck on the Kingfish, Tuna or Marlin, they did however score a few nice Bar Cod which makes the trip well worth it!
Have a great weekend.
Happy Fishing!

Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
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