Report 8/9/17

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Report 8/9/17

Post by subeditor » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:52 pm

Strong Winds Push Anglers into the Estuaries

About the only benefit from our strong springtime winds is the spectacular display from the southerly whale migration. When the sea is choppy the whales really arc-up and put on a great display. Numerous pods can be easily seen along our coastline from local viewing points and our whale watching charters.

Snapper and Morwong have been on the bite all along the coast but few reports have come in since the winds strengthened. Flathead are becoming more prolific with catches reported all along the coast from off the Horsehoe Reef area to north of Tathra. Last week a large school of Kingfish was reported off Long Point. Perhaps it is now time for the Merimbula Fishing Platform to fire-up like last year? Good Tailor are reported off the beach near Bournda Island, evening on the rising tide is best. Salmon remain patchy. Best areas are Aslings Beach near Eden, North Tura and Main Beach.
Now is the time to fish the estuaries where some sheltered areas can be found during the periods of strong winds. We anticipate the lake waters will gradually warm from now on through Spring, bringing estuary fish back onto the bite. A great run of garfish is reported from Pambula River near the Sharkhole. Bread crumb burley is needed and using a shallow float line with a small piece of prawn or whitebait brings good results. Mullet can be sourced in the same way.

Good Tailor are already about in the Merimbula Back Lake, early morning or evenings are the best times, trolling or spinning is the way to go. Dusky Flathead have been quiet apart from the Mogareka area. Bream remain active well up-stream in the Bega River. Soft plastics, hard bodies and peeled prawns remain the best baits.

Ron & Gael
Tackle World Merimbula
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