Report 6/1/17

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Report 6/1/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:17 pm

Estuary: Happy New Year! We have a cracking start to the year on the estuary fishing front. The Flathead fishing has been really good. Visiting anglers have been delighted by the flathead numbers and their willingness to fall for almost and 3”-4” soft plastic. By far the standout lures have been the Samaki Soft Vibes. Whiting are also fishing really well, particularly in the lower reaches of the lake. Small worm profile soft plastics fished deep down around the bridge or off the Co-op wharf seem to be doing the trick, as are baits of worm or nippers. There have been good numbers of Mulloway being caught on both Forster and Tuncurry breakwalls. Live baits and soft plastics are doing the damage and a number of fish have been caught well inside the estuary.

Beaches: The local beaches have been fishing fairly well. There have been no reports of anything huge but there have been consistent reports of Whiting and Bream along with a solid spattering of Flathead.

Rocks: The rock ledges had been fairly quiet up until yesterday. The water in close has been fairly cold and dirty for most of the week but a nice warm current made its way down yesterday and the results have been immediate. Along with the seemingly ever present small Kingfish, there have been some good reports of Mack Tuna, Bonito and plenty of bait which means the big guys won’t be too far behind!

Offshore: The offshore fishing scene was fairly tough during the early part of the week. The water dropped to about 17 degrees and this put things into shut down mode. Those that fished hard managed to scrape up a few Snapper, the odd Pearl Perch and some Flathead. The last couple of days has seen a nice patch of 23 degree water hit our region and it has brought with it good numbers od Mahi Mahi, Tuna and even a couple of Marlin have been spotted. Shane from Forster Sport and Game put his clients onto some beautiful Mahi Mahi yesterday, one big bull must have been 18kg or so.
All the best for 2017 from all of us here at Great Lakes Tackle.

Happy Fishing.
Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
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2013, 2014 and 2015 AFTA Finalists - Australia’s Best Bait & Tackle Store

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