Report 9/2/17

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Nowra, NSW 2541
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Report 9/2/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:14 am

The continuing sporadic marlin season is frustrating anglers! With the waters to the north and south of us producing some awesome marlin fishing over the past weeks we have only had a small taste of this action with the occasional finger of warm water hitting our marks. Those who have caught fish have been lucky to be there when the water is there. Remember though it is only the start of February and there are fish about, so it’s only a matter of time before they become more prevalent in our own waters. Until then you might as well keep on going, you never know when it’s going to be your turn to be one of the lucky ones.

Inshore the snapper fisho’s are reporting some nice catches of smaller pan size reds. Out through the river mouth and down to the south should get you a feed of these pan size fish as to should the so called secret spots of Jervis Bay which you all know of anyway! There are still plenty of squid in the Bay making fresh bait for the reds easy to get and a feed for one’s self of course. I use the heads for bait and the tube for the salt “n” pepper mix then the deep fryer. There have been plenty of rat kings around the mouth of the Bay giving anglers plenty of fun on the light tackle and small surface poppers.

St Georges Basin is still fishing well... and there have been a few nice size lizards of early season quality still coming in. The soft plastic fisho’s have finally had some relief with their favourite Squidgies finally back in stock after a long wait, one of these being the ever popular Squidgy Prawn in both the paddle tail and wriggler style. Another way of catching flatties and one that is somewhat overlooked by the current breed of “casting” fisherman is trolling. Trolling is a very effective way of catching these critters and can be quite rewarding. Trolling you say; that’s boring, that’s cheating that’s not fishing, I here this so many times. Well if done correctly there is a bit more to it than just chucking a lure over the side and dragging it until something bites. You have to take into consideration the water depth, the current & tide, your bottom structure and your lure depth. The Basin is a great spot to start your trolling for flathead carer as there is little run and tidal influence and there are plenty of obvious spots to start with gradual drop-offs to steep drop-offs close to bait holding sand flats where they love to feed. We have a couple of ranges of lures to suit this style of fishing so come in and have a look at the Atomic shiner 75’s double deep & the Rapala XRD-10... there are some awesome colours in both ranges and both run around the same depth.

In the rivers and creeks the bass are still biting but we desperately need some rain just to freshen things up a little. Some of the creeks are running very low land locking some of the fish. It would be great to see a couple of inches of rain over a steady period to get these creeks flowing nicely and let the bass migrate even further up them into those secret hard to get to spots.

McCallum's Tackle World
47 Kinghorne St
Nowra NSW 2541
Ph: (02) 4421 2418
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Etsee Chanel Oelofse Davis with a 70cm flatty caught on a trip out on St Georges Basin.

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