Report 27/10/17

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Report 27/10/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:18 pm

Estuary: Wallis Lake continues to fish very consistently. Flathead remain the focus for most fishermen and most are catching great numbers of fish. There are a few smaller fish in between the keepers but there are still plenty of fish in that magic 40-55cm range. Unfortunately for the bait fanatics, soft plastics continue to out fish bait by a mile! Trumpeter Whiting remain schooled up in most channels and the size has been great since the start of the season. Bream have now begun to really spread out and there seems to be a lot of quality fish down the bottom of the lake towards Coomba Park, Green Point and Pacific Palms, there have also been some cranking fish caught well up the Wallamba. Sand Whiting are going from strength to strength as the weeks roll on by, they are still a little slow on the surface offerings but there seems to be plenty there for those wishing to float a bit of Beach Worm or live Yabby across the sand flats.

Beaches: Our coastal waters cleared almost overnight earlier in the week which was an absolute delight to the local beach fishing community. There have not been a lot of reports coming in from the beaches this week, however those that have had a go have found some great fish. Bream continue to dominate catches off of our beaches with some fish pushing 1kg being caught, the odd nice Whiting has also been in the mix. There have been scattered reports of a few Mulloway haunting the beaches to the south and one angler had a funny little session on 9 Mile Beach targeting Mulloway where he managed to catch two fish which even added together end to end still would have struggled to be legal!

Rocks: Unfortunately, the rock fishing scene has been very quiet this past week. Of the few fishermen I know of that have had a go off the rocks the action has been fairly slow. The odd Tailor is still cruising about however there are not many fish over about 40cm. Those wishing to soak a live bait have a good chance at running into a Kingfish or two.

Offshore: The past week has been a little tough as far as offshore conditions go. Snapper have been very good on those inshore reefs in 30-50m to the north. We should also start seeing some really big fish in shallow over the next few weeks. There has been the odd Kingfish taken on the troll around the headlands and shallow reefs using either live baits or X-Rap Magnums. There is some really nice looking water out wide at the moment with some patches up around that 25-degree mark. There is sure to be the odd Striped Marling cruising out there somewhere and the little Black Marlin won't be far behind them!

Luke Austin.
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