Report 10/11/17

Brad & Lisa Andrew
Great Lakes Tackle
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Report 10/11/17

Post by subeditor » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:12 am

Estuary: Flathead continue to be the focus for most anglers within the estuary. There have been some awesome sessions consisting of 20 or more fish and while most fish are on the small side, there are still plenty of 45-55cm ones to take home for a feed. With so many smaller fish about its no surprise that there have been some huge 1m+ females floating about as well as they prepare to spawn over the next couple of months. Bream continue to fish fairly well, particularly up the system a bit, the water down the bottom is awfully clear so while the fish are there they are very hard to trick. Trumpeter Whiting are still about in good numbers and continue to fill keeper bags. Their bigger cousins, the Sand Whiting are getting better and better by the day. The water temp in the estuary is up to around 21 degrees now so the surface bite has well and truly kicked in. Things about the mouth of the estuary have settled down a little now, the mighty Kingfish are definitely still there but nowhere near as willing to feed as they were.

Beaches: The beach scene continues to tick along much to the same tune that it had last week. Bream and the odd Whiting remain the focus for most with the odd Tailor thrown into the mix. School Mulloway are popping up more and more frequently which is a great sign of what will hopefully be a great summer season!

Rocks: The rocks are in an in-between time of the year at the moment. Fishing baits in and around the washes will produce some great Bream, the odd late Drummer, Luderick and maybe even a big Blue Groper. There is plenty of bait floating about so live baiting off one of the more favourable ledges is definitely worth a try just in case there is a big Kingfish hanging about.

Offshore: The offshore fishing has been great on those days that we have been able to get out. Snapper remain very consistent on those reefs in that 40-55m range, there have not been many big fish caught but quite a few in that 4/5kg range which are really nice fish. Pearl Perch have been plentiful in 50+m but unfortunately they have been a little on the small size! Local weapon ‘Indulgence’ did a trip out wide last Saturday and had a cracking day on the Bar Cod with 14 fish up to 14kg making it to the esky. Along with the haul of tasty Cod, the boys also scored some nice deepwater Snapper, Nannygai and Morwong.
Have a great weekend!
Happy Fishing!

Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
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