Report 21/7/17

Brad & Lisa Andrew
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 21/7/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:11 pm

Estuary: Wallis Lake has been a testing place to fish this past week. Bream continue to be the main target and there are some huge numbers being caught. Most fish seem to be between 25-35cm at the moment with the odd 40+cm fish being landed. By far those fishermen proficient in the use of lures have found the most success. Cranka Crabs and small grub profile soft plastics have once again proven themselves amongst the oyster leases. Bait fishermen targeting Bream have reported a fairly frustrating week filled with small fish. These bait thieves make short work of a packet of Prawns so it’s often not a bad idea to use some salted Pilchards, Bonito strips or Mullet fillet. The Luderick fishermen have had a fairly productive week in the estuary, most fish have been taken by those with access to a boat however the land based guys have enjoyed 6-8 fish sessions almost daily.

Beaches: Tailor have become so thick now that those fishermen chasing Mulloway and Bream have decided to call it quits for a bit! One angler chasing Mulloway caught over 200 Tailor over the past week and ended up giving up out of frustration.

Rocks: The past week was a fairly productive one for the local rock fishermen. Early in the week a few really nice Blue Groper were landed along with a fair few Luderick and the odd Drummer. Bream have also been fishing really well, even in the calmer water. This bit of rough weather we are currently experiencing should make for some great fishing conditions over the next few days. Most species absolutely love a bit of bad weather and swell as it provides them with perfect feeding conditions. Just remember to stay safe when fishing the rocks and always fish with a mate!

Offshore: Offshore fishing has been great over the past week, in fact the past month or so has been fantastic out in the ocean! Snapper, Teraglin and Flathead continue to make up the majority of catches. Most have been hitting the inshore reefs (20-50m) early looking for Teraglin and Snapper before hitting the Flathead grounds in about 60m of water on the way home. There have also been a few nice Kingfish floating about and for those that are willing to put in the time they are definitely a worthy target!

Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
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