Report 10/3/17

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 10/3/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:29 pm

Striped Marlin are now plentiful in local waters and along the first drop off is a good place to start. Game anglers report multiple hook ups of some excellent Marlin off Merimbula and Eden. These fish are mostly tagged and released for future research and to maintain a viable fishery. Mako Sharks are also common although bait schools have remained patchy.

Good Sand Flathead remain plentiful in the area off Tura Headland, Bournda, White Rock, Cowdroys and Bithry Inlet, try 14 to 20 fathoms. Some very large Morwong are reported from the Horseshoe Reef area past Haycock and Long Point. There is a good run of pan sized Snapper from the reef off Boyds Tower southwards past Mowarry. Anchoring and burling is a good way to get into some great Snapper action. It is anticipated the Snapper will move northwards and soon grace local waters. Schools of Kingfish are now fairly common in the Mowarry area though many are undersize. Salmon were schooling about Short Point and some intrepid rock fishing anglers had great success with silver to blue coloured spinners. Quite a few Slimy Mackerel about near shore which make great bait.

At the wharfs; there is a reasonable run of Calamari Squid. Best time for Squid is early morning and evening to night. At Merimbula Luderick are running well although getting them to bite can be vexing. Some anglers have reverted to cabbage weed but with no greater success than those using artificial weed. Best time is early morning on their way out or evening as the fish return from their days outing.

We are advised extra large tailor remain on the bite in both Merimbula and Pambula Lakes. Silver spinners and trolling small bibbed lures are the best options. Bream remain active around the oyster racks; here soft plastics are the way to go. With the recent rain we anticipate estuary fish will congregate in the deeper holes where they can shelter from the fresh. Reported from the Top Lake Boat hire is a tremendous 1.02m Dusky Flathead which topped the scales at 6.5Kg and was successfully released.

Ron & Gael
Tackle World Merimbula
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