Report 13/4/17

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Report 13/4/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:26 pm

Thankfully there are lots of fish on the chew in our estuaries as poor conditions limit returns outside. Ranging from the ever present Tailor and Trevally there are good Dusky Flathead as well as Bream and some breeding Snapper. Soft plastics or burley and pilchards are the way to go. Good Whiting respond to hard plastics and poppers on the flats in Merimbula Lake and at Mogareeka. Blue Swimmer crabs are abundant in Merimbula and Pambula lakes.

Water temperatures at the offshore reefs have risen a little with the East Australian current flow now closer to the coast, however anglers are still reporting lots of chew offs due to Couta. There are even reports of schools of oceanic green toads (Smooth Golden Puffer Fish) in the warmer areas near Bithry Inlet and even more cut offs! Patches of Morwong and Snapper remain about our local reefs. As usual best bait is pilchards. Ocean Flathead have quieted down due to the cooler water. Some good Flathead catches coming from 14 fathoms off Cowdroys north of Kianinny. Salmon remain patchy, probably best around Bournda Island and Short Point. For beach fishers try Haycock. At the Merimbula Fishing Platform squid are plentiful again together with the occasional Salmon and Kingfish. Of interest is the arrival of Bonito and more unusual; some small Samson fish - a few being transferred by anglers to the Merimbula Aquarium.

Happy Easter everyone!

Many thanks,
Ron & Gael
Tackle World Merimbula
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