Report 20/10/17

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Report 20/10/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:47 am

Estuary: The estuary has definitely taken centre stage this week as far as the fishing is concerned. Consistent easterly winds have made other options all but impossible. Flathead continue to be the main focus for a lot of fishermen, particularly those that enjoy flicking soft plastics about. We had a bit of a run of prawns during the week so it’s not surprising that the prawn style plastics are working a treat, one angler tried a packet of the new Gulp Mantis Shrimp in white and reported having some great success, so much so that he returned to buy the two packets I had left on the shelf! Flathead seem to be fairly well spread out at the moment with reports of fish to 80cm coming in from well up the Wallamba as well as further down near the entrance. Trumpeter Whiting remain the focus of most local bait fishermen and are now being caught from as low as ‘the Paddock’ all the way through to ‘Lani’s Caravan Park’ and Wallis Island. Some really nice Luderick continue to school up along the breakwall, particularly the Forster side. The breakwalls also continue to hold some cracking Kingfish as well as some beautiful school Mulloway to 12kg.

Beaches: The water along our local beaches was producing some great fishing up until about Wednesday. Mulloway, Bream and Whiting were all being taken fairly regularly on Beach Worms. Constant Easterly winds have pushed water temperatures down and with that have brought in a fair amount of weed. Fingers crossed that the bit of Southerly wind that we are due to get over the next couple of days will clean it all back up again.

Rocks: As eluded to above, the local rock platforms are not a great deal of fun to fish after a Easterly dominated weather pattern. The optimistic anglers will take advantage of the sloppy sea conditions though and if they can find some clean water with a bit of a wash over it, they should run into some nice Bream, Drummer, Luderick and Groper. It’s just a matter of finding that nice water.

Offshore: The fishing offshore has been really consistent lately, however, with the average sea conditions there have been very few boats venturing out since last Saturday/Sunday. Since then the water has definitely changed in colour and temperature, so it will be interesting to see how the fishing is out there over the next few days.

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 20/10/17

Post by Yaltacraft » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:47 pm

Hi was just wondering what they are using for bait for the jew and kings and best tide and time to be out there

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Re: Report 20/10/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:21 pm

Hi Yaltacraft, the reporter doesn't monitor the bulletin boards, but I'm sure if you give them a call they'll be happy to help you out.

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