Report 15/9/17

Brad & Lisa Andrew
Great Lakes Tackle
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 15/9/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:13 pm

Estuary: In what is traditionally a tough time of the year, Wallis Lake is actually fishing fairly good. After a fairly average week or so, the Bream have really kicked back into gear. There seems to be an abundance of fish throughout the system with anglers managing some great catches from the oyster leases down the bottom of the lake right through to the weed beds and brackish rivers up the back of the system. The best Bream landed for the week was caught this morning (Friday) and was just shy of the magic 50cm mark, unfortunately the poor bloke broke his rod after he caught it! Flathead have been great all year however they should only get bigger and better as the weather warms up. Schools of solid ‘greenback’ Tailor have been fairly common in the deeper parts of the lake and can easily be found by slow trolling metal or flashy hard bodied lures through the likely looking areas. A nice little surprise for the week has been the amount of Luderick that have decided to school up in the lake again.

Beaches: Once again the local beaches have been a tough place to fish. There are still a few nice Bream floating about if you find the right gutter, Beach Worms or freshly caught Pipi’s are a must as bait. Using these baits will also give you the best chance at an early season Whiting. The Tailor have really thinned out now but small schools are still popping up here and there. Interestingly a few fishermen that fished last weekend caught no Tailor on day break but bagged out at around 11:30am! Catching good Tailor in the middle of the day is definitely out of the ordinary!

Rocks: The local ledges have actually fished pretty good this past week. We have had a little bit of swell for most of the week and it has definitely stirred up the fish. Bream and Luderick have made up the majority of catches with the odd Black Drummer and Blue Groper thrown in to the mix. Fresh baits of Crab and Cunji are by far the most productive baits closely followed by the good old cooked prawn.

Offshore: It has been difficult to get out for a fish this week due to the pesky winds that we have endured. Those that have ventured out have been rewarded with some fantastic fishing. Teraglin have been thick on the reefs to the north with most boats easily bagging out. Mixed in with the Trag you can expect to find some nice Snapper with most fish being between 1.5 and 4kg. Hopefully we have seen the last of these strong winds for a little while and we can all get back to enjoying the outdoors!

Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
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