Report 10/5/16

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 10/5/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri May 13, 2016 10:52 pm

We’ve had a couple of cracking weeks of both weather and fishing as we approach that transition period where things would usually slow down this time of year. And from past years experience we would usually have had a couple of weeks of storms and rain by now too...but not yet!

Offshore we’ve still had some pretty hot marlin action on the shelf with crews getting stretched to their limits on multiple hook-ups on mainly stripe marlin, great to see the marlin still biting so well into May but unfortunately for those eagerly awaiting the tuna there are still no signs of a consistent yellowfin run yet with only the very occasional fish being taken.

Inside Jervis Bay the fishing has been equally as good as offshore with some nice reds, plenty of bonnies in as close as Vincentia and husky and a good showing of squid right throughout the bay. That good old faithful green Yamishita Natural series jig in the Aurie Q pattern is cleaning up on the squid and has now become a must have in everyone’s jig collection, the plaques of leather jackets have seem to have died off a little as the water has cooled in the bay making squiding a bit more of an affordable proposition. When you go out and get a handful of squid and loose a hundred or so dollars worth of jigs you really do have to start questioning if it’s worth the effort!

For beach fisho’s big schools of salmon are on the move, Kinghorne Pt and Warrain beach are getting plenty of action with some big fish up around the 3-4kg mark. The new range of Samaki metals are doing the job on these fish and are very reasonably priced compared to some of the competitors ones. These beaches as well as others are also turning up the occasional nice size Jew when conditions are right.

The Shoalhaven/Crookhaven River system has had a good run of Luderick of late with some big specimens around the river mouth, green weed fished on the run out tide I’ve been told by the experts is the best time if you want to snare one of these larger fish as they are smart and prefer the dirtier water of the run out tide. Jewfish are also still continuing to bite in the lower reaches of the Crookhaven.

St Georges Basin is fast becoming a well know jewfish fishery throughout the local fishing fraternity with regular catches now of fish upwards of the 10kg class, before it became a recreational fishery very few Jewies inhabited the Basin and catches were almost unheard of compared to now where every second customer who comes in the store who fishes the Basin either knows someone or knows someone who knows someone that has caught one recently, great to see this happening in the Basin.

Just a reminder that bass season in the rivers and tributaries has now closed and there is a zero bag limit now until the 31 of August so any fish accidently caught must be returned to the water, dams of course are still able to be fished right throughout the year as breeding in dams is nonexistent.

Be good and stay safe, Johnny out.

McCallum's Tackle World
47 Kinghorne St
Nowra NSW 2541
Ph: (02) 4421 2418

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