Report 18/9/16

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Report 18/9/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:40 pm

Port Welshpool
Its all starting to happen now guys and gals. The water temp has hit around 13 degrees inside so its now worth chasing those elusive early season reds or if you are after a feed the gummies are well and truly in the system now. This week has been especially good with the full moon and plenty of gummies were caught this week. The main catch however has been calamari. There's massive numbers of squid inside now and are taking Yamashita Live Squid Jigs in size 3 and 3.5's. There's decent numbers of table sized flatties now so you can get a feed at anchor when you are chasing gummies. The whiting have been quiet with only sparse reports coming in but no one giving up the locations where they caught them. Offshore has been producing big flathead on the drift in 40 meters when drifting east to west past cliffy island. The gummies are in closer in around 21 meters and are being caught at anchor. The pinkies are on the reefs in small numbers but hard to catch due to ridiculous numbers of baracoutta and rock cod.

Ben Barnes and myself fished welshpool on tuesday. weather was attrocious, very windy and wind against tide made it very choppy. The squid didnt care, they are very thick, were easy to catch on the new Yamashita Jigs. Mixed sizes, mostly mediums to large (welshpool large). Drited in 4 meters until will hit a patch of squid..then we anchored on them and pulled about 8 in the one spot. Then drifted the same line again until we had enough.
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Dave Johnson with nice gummy caught offshore straight out from Welshpool entrance in 21 meters of water caught at anchor. Pilchards did the trick and this gummy was caught late in the afternoon. Dave also caught another gummy that morning but inside the inlet in the Franklin Channel in 12 meters of water.
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If you fish from 35 meters to 45 meters right now. You will fill your esky with these guys. 50cm flathead one after the other. Caught using snapper snatchers with pilchards or coutta fillet. Make sure you drift, when you find a patch mark them on your GPS and keep re drifting over and over till you get your feed. Drag a micro jig behind the boat and you will catch them as well. In closer in around 25 meters to 30 meters we only found 30cm model flathead and the closer in we got the smaller the flatties we got on average except for the odd bigger blue spot flathead.
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McLoughlin's beach
Inside, the Mcloughlins entrance runs so fast now its hard to fish, but we did get a few salmon there closer to slack tide when the currant eased. There was also some small tailor there as well. the entrance is going hard to the left now and follows the beach out. The Mann's entrance was far easier to fish and infested with salmon. Very easy to catch on all methods including fly. A few bait anglers were anchored and caught a few whiting and good sized Trevally of 35cm.
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We caught a stack of these 3 weeks ago but they are still there right now. The last of the run out is awesome and they will eat nearly anything but soft plastics were good especially with large jigheads of 3/8oz so that they sank to the bottom fast. Once the currant ramped up you need heavy jigheads to get to the bottom where the salmon were. These were all in Mann's beach entrance and ranged between 30cm and 45cm but a few anglers i know got a few 6 pounders as well. Other lures to use are Gillies baitfish 25 gram or laser lures in blue pearl in 25g to 35 gram. I used Z man soft plastics on this fish shown. Also a few whiting are there but in small numbers, along with trevally.
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90 MILE BEACH
The beach has been fishing amazingly. The gummies are going nuts, and the August full moon produced great amounts of gummies as did this latest moon this week. There's also lots of Tailor around which are making great fresh bait. There lots of seven gill sharks mixed in with the gummies. All the gummies are being caught at night, especially around the tide changes. Golden beach and McGaurans have probably produced the most fish however Seaspray wouldn't be too far behind in numbers of fish produced this month.


GIPPSLAND LAKES
Matt reid with a cracking Bream of over 35cm caught on the lower Mitchell River caught on spider crab.
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WESTERNPORT
Nic Brand and Crew had a great session catching snapper at Western Port 3 weeks ago fishing the top end of Western port during the run in tide. Th fish bit close to the tide change and the boys went and caught some calamari first so that the had fresh bait. The largest weighed in at 5.5kg and was a top effort for August in cold water!


CENTRAL GIPPSLAND
Nic Brand and Crew had a great session catching snapper at Western Port 3 weeks ago fishing the top end of Western port during the run in tide. Th fish bit close to the tide change and the boys went and caught some calamari first so that the had fresh bait. The largest weighed in at 5.5kg and was a top effort for August in cold water!
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