7/7/06 Weekly Report

Brad & Lisa Andrew
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7/7/06 Weekly Report

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:16 pm

Offshore: A couple of game boats have headed out over the last week but the action out wide at this time of the year is limited to yellowfin tuna that are yet to fire in our area. In closer, the reefs are fishing well for snapper and pearl perch, but the leatherjackets are in plague numbers and are biting off rigs unless wire is used. So if you’re fishing the reefs, target the jackets before they target you! Some boats are working in close to rocky headlands successfully fishing for tailor.
Beaches: At this time of year the beaches are normally very good, but at the moment those targeting tailor are catching a few salmon and not much else. A few mulloway have come from the Seal Rocks areas after dark.
Rocks: On the other hand the rock fishing is outstanding, with the best of the tailor coming from the rocks along with some terrific captures of drummer, blackfish and bream.
Estuary: A few mulloway have been caught from the Tuncurry Breakwall using live baits and soft plastics. The locals prefer to fish the run-out tide, whether that be day or night. A feature of the lake fishing over the last few weeks has been the number of very big tailor being caught. These are common around the bridge at dawn and dusk and further up the lake around the area known as The Step. Most of these are being taken on metal lures. Lots of quality bream are being caught throughout the system on baits and lures. Blackfish are also common. If you’re a bass angler, it's the time when this species moves down from the fresh and into the salt water to spawn. Despite the belief that you only catch these fish in the warmer months, I know of a few individuals who have successfully caught and released bass in the last few weeks.
Overall the fishing in the Forster/Tuncurry area has something for most, with the beaches being the only real disappointment
Lloyd Campbell, Great Lakes Tackle 6554 9541

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