Report 20/1/17

Brad & Lisa Andrew
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 20/1/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:14 pm

Estuary: Flathead continue to make up the majority of catches coming out of Wallis Lake at the moment. Even with the high fishing pressure the estuary has seen over the last month the fish are definitely still there. Soft plastics continue to account for the majority of fish but good numbers are still being taken on Hawksbury Prawns, Whitebait and the humble old Pilchard. The Trumpeter Whiting have become a little scarce over the last week, the dedicated fishermen are still nearing their bag limits easy enough once they track down the fish. The Sand Whiting on the other hand are really beginning to thicken up in the lower end of the Lake, a bit of Beach Worm or freshly pumped Nipper fished on a simple running sinker rig is sure to get results!

Beaches: Local beaches continue to fish really well for your bread and butter species. Whiting, Bream, Flathead, Dart and Flounder have all been fairly prolific over the past week. This has been the first week in a long time that the sharks have given the local beach fishermen a break. I haven’t heard of a single shark hook up all week, hopefully a good sign of things to come for the local Mulloway enthusiasts!

Rocks: The next three months are an amazingly fun time to fish from the local rock platforms. Absolutely anything is possible on any given day. Even though it is still early in this years’ season there has already been reports of good Kingfish, masses of Bonito and Mack Tuna, loads of Sharks and even a couple of Black Marlin hooked. The technique is fairly straight forward: pick a fishing spot, catch some live baits (Yellowtail, Bonito, Tailor, Slimey Mackeral, Squid….anything really!), send them out suspended under a float or balloon and hold on!

Offshore: Once again the weather has been a bit of a challenge for the local offshore fishing brigade. The fishing has been relatively slow on the reefs with only meagre catches of Snapper, Teragalin, Pig Fish and the odd Pearl Perch. The schools of small Bonito and Mack Tuna have well and truly shown up along with masses of bait fish. Not surprisingly there have been quite a few Black Marlin spotted and hooked. Hopefully a good sign of things to come.

Have a great weekend, Sunday is shaping up to be a nice day so why not grab your gear and get out fishing with the family.
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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Re: Report 20/1/17

Post by thebootlbg » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:32 pm

heres my detailed report of the lbg situation
Charlotte head!(where many leave more kilos of rubbish on rocks than fish caught)is producing rat kings unclipped tyrnos thieves are on at the moment too!
a few bonito being feed to the local sharks. why in january are you promoting our local ledges when traditionally its locals time to get a few sneaky fish befote the highway men arrive.
good for business i can understand that sure but dont post up here later in the season going on about crowds! constant pressure! take ya rubbish home Jerry's

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thebootlbg report

Post by skullatinny » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:01 pm

Your lack of CAPITAL letters leaves a lot to be desired.

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