Report 7/9/19

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Report 7/9/19

Post by sperok » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:31 am

With spring arriving the temperature thank heavens is up a few degrees and the fishing is very good at the moment,the winds have eased (except these last few days)and we have had some glorious days on the bay,spent a few days out on the bay and there were plenty of school mackerel around ,from the area between green island to the hyubers to ormiston and managed a few nice ones at the amity banks side of the area in front of the lazaret gutter,with lots of small ones in abundance i decided to try the white pink and chrome smith jigs and they worked a treat catching many more bigger fish so worth putting one spoon and one smith jig on when trolling..plenty of squire in the shallow reefs around the islands and some very big snapper in the mt cotton reach in the rous channel.
The whiting are now thick in all the areas from the start of the chain banks all the way thru the rous channel with some really big fish ,and the tiger squid are starting to show up again ,the arrows and cuttlefish are slowing a little as you would expect with the warmer weather.
Clean up time while the winds are howling and reading the new fishing rules ,the way i see it not many changes affecting us in the bay apart from the 4 week closure of the snapper/squire fishing from the 15 july to 15 august and to be kept whole when on the boat.,mud crab possession of 7 down from 10 and sand crabs from unlimited to 20.and label on the pots of surname and full address.
does not sound so bad to me and all pro fisherman will be sent thru changes from fisheries direct to them,speaking of pro fisherman please dont get angry at the pro netting shark and school mackerel in the bay they have been doing this for years and its their livelyhood and it has not made a difference in the amount of schoolies in the bay in my opinion ,we are catching more today then all the years past.
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Re: spring has started

Post by sperok » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:58 pm

The winds eased and the fish are out there waiting for us and they are close in thats the schoolies ,they were so close in today did not even go past the hyubers light .pretty sure the are all along the front as well but the bigger fish were between hyubers and green island,i am finding the chrome and white and pink smith jigs are picking up the bigger fish ,i tried one last week and it just caught the bigger fish and today the chrome outdid the pink and white so its worth trolling one one one rod.
good snapper /squire at green island and the rous channel mt cotton reach is fishing very well.
so the weather looks like its on the improve the cuttlefish and arrow squid have slowed right down but the tigers are not far away i would think.
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Re: Report 7/9/19

Post by sperok » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:03 pm

The weather gods were good to us and it was great to see so many of our readers out there catching the schoolies which are not only plentiful but very large and so so close to home and a pleasure to see all the young ones out there catching a few with dads and mums .as mentioned the smith jigs are working as well as the spoons but i think a little better but with that many fish around i think you can catch a feed using whatever ,so people using slugs catching them just dropping and winding up as quick as they could others floating pillies so enjoy them while they are close in we managed plenty on the way to peel for the week end, and there were some nice ones at peel opposite the lazaret as well but plenty of small ones.
some nice squire/snapper on the northern side of peel especially when you catch them on grinner bodies i knew they were good for something...and plenty of whiting (big buggers) in the small boat passage and the entrance of the rous channel especially on the northern side at the red and green markers,,so no excuse for not getting a feed and sunday the whales were east of green island and harries artificial reef just to make the day extra special.
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Re: Report 7/9/19

Post by sperok » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:42 pm

It was great to get so much feedback from many of our readers catching plenty of school mackerel over the week end ,got sent some great shots of smiling faces with fish onboard the boats ,hopefully the next generation of young one fish more and play less computer games..thought i would share. my photo of ward and his daughter amy not the best but they were very happy and angus mcmaster took out his son johnny and his friend henry smith and by the smiles had a great day..
Went out today and still plenty around and the good news is the tiger squid are starting to show up at green island.and the chrome smiths still working great .
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Re: Report 7/9/19

Post by sperok » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:23 pm

Nice day out in the bay the mackerel were not as thick close in but they are a little further out and a little south in 28 to 35 ft depth and all big fish but the dolphins have worked out when one is hooked .and the whiting were not in large numbers but quality was very good in the small boat channel,lets hope the week end weather is good for everyone to get out there and catch a few of these XL schoolies.
have had a few emails re not catching any while others are,and there are a couple of things to remmember,
!.halco or makka spoons 3 inch
2.smith jigs chrome ,white or pink 3 inch
3.delta boards ,yamashita boards or orange trolling boards the best
and NO WIRE to the lure it just does not work in the bay,and the last thing when hooked drop the revs and leave the boat in gear you will not loose as many fish.
and this time of the year with the blubber big jellies in the water it looks like a hit and you think you are missing bites its the diving board hitting the blubbers..
hope everyone has a great week end fishing.
my mate had a ball today after sleeping in but the fish did not care..great quality schoolies
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