Report 9/2/17

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Report 9/2/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:24 am

Still some good bottom bashing to be had offshore this week. Plenty of nice flathead and a few pinkies can be found drifting the 60m mark. Dropping bait has been smashing the fish with pilchard being the best bait. Try using micro jigs to get away from smaller fish if they become a nuisance as the big ones are there if tempted with something different.

Plenty of sharks still running in close. Try hitting the 10-20m zone just behind the breakers to get these guys. Fresh strip baits fished on the bottom without wire has been a good way to connect to a few gummy and school sharks. Pumping a berley trail and having a bait floating behind the boat under a balloon will give you a chance at hammerheads, bronzies and makos. Best bait here is salmon.

Down south the squid are going alright. Try finding a solid patch of reef before dropping jigs weighted with sinkers down towards the bottom to find these guys.

Salmon along most beaches although the schools have nearly all disappeared. Try moving around and casting metal lures to find the stray fish.
Entrance producing whiting on sand worm and bass yabbies. Try to fish the edge of the channels or the flats just before dark to get the biggest fish. Surface lures also producing a few nice fish.

Fisheries jetties producing a few flathead. Pumpkin Seed coloured soft plastics working for them. Some nice bream and luderick being taken here on bass yabbies as well.

Tailor plaguing the bottom lake at times. Try finding the schools of fish by trolling metal lures then once found try sinking soft plastics of sinking stick baits under the schools to find the bigger fish.

Bream in good numbers on the flats. Try getting in shallow when the wind has a bit of ripple on the water. The bream have been hitting most small shallow diving hardbodies and lightly weighted soft plastics.

Deeper water also producing some nice bream and flathead. Try hitting the 15-20ft mark with some rubble or reef scattered along the bottom. The fish have been hitting vibes or soft plastics here.

Sight casting bream still an option but they have been very finicky. Small weightless soft plastics taking the flighty fish.

Flathead biting well in both lakes. Try running 100mm soft plastic fish or curl tail lures along drop offs and weed edges for the fish. Bigger fish have been coming from shallower water.

The rivers have been going pretty well too. Mainly smaller bream and flathead but they are ripper fun on surface lures. Try casting along the shallow flat drop offs or snags to get the fish. Some solid perch have also been coming out of the snags up here if you can stop them.

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