Report 14/8/18

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Report 14/8/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:25 pm

Offshore
Again due too bad weather very few boats have ventured out to sea this week. Once the weather improves the kingfish schools should soon make an appearance and the gummy and school shark bite will pick up again.

Beaches
Many of the gutters along the many beaches are producing good numbers of salmon. The fish haven’t been huge with the average size being 40-50cm but have provided plenty of fun for anglers fishing both baits and lures. High or incoming tides have been producing very well. Dawn and dusk regardless of the tide is also worth a cast or two for the larger fish.

Bream and tarwhine can be caught on the beach at Bastion Point as well as in the old harbour. Burleying in gutters with a bag of oily fish too bring in the schools of bream has been very effective. Best baits have been pilchard fillets and bass yabbies.

Lake
The massive schools of whiting down the front of the inlet can be caught fairly easily on sand worms and bass yabbies. Small worm style soft plastics also working. Once the water warms up a bit surface lures will begin to work as well. Fisheries Victoria have issued a warning not to eat these fish though as some have been sick or dying. Catch and release is the only option here.

Tailor present in the top lake with plenty of fish between Lyre Bird Point and Gypsy Point. Fish can be caught on a range of techniques including trolling metal and bibbed lures, actively casting too feeding schools of fish and fishing soft plastics or other lures through schools sitting deeper in the water column.

Most of the bream have ventured upstream to spawn at the moment. Most of the fishing taken place from Palmers Bank upwards has seen some great catches. Small soft plastics and vibes worked through the schools of fish has seen lure anglers take some great fish, while the bat fishers have been doing very well on peeled prawn and sand worm. As these fish are spawning, take only what you need and allow the rest too continue stocking the lake for future times.


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