Report 22/6/18

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Report 22/6/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:02 pm

Offshore
Bad weather still stopping boats from venturing out of port. No fishing action to report offshore.

Beaches
Despite the messy and large swells the fishing from the beaches has been excellent. Large schools of salmon have well and truly moved into the gutters for the winter. The fish are biting best on high tide but some good numbers have also been taken on the lows. Spinning metal lures has been the best method of targeting the fish. Natural colours with a fleck of metallic silver or blue have been the stand outs. Lures with a luminous belly also producing good numbers of fish during low light periods.

A few gummy sharks have also been taken in the swell down at Secret Beach. Fishing the long cold nights have been the most rewarding. Try concentrate efforts around the tide changes. The fish have been biting best then. Surf rods and reels sufficient for making long casts out behind the breakers are needed as the fish have only rarely been venturing in closer. Any oily or smelly fish bait will take fish. Salmon or trevally the best fish baits. Squid heads also producing good numbers.

Bream have also been in the old harbour at Bastion Point. Small strips of trevally or stripped tuna or half pilchards cast out into the foam at the mouth of the harbour has seen the best results.

Lake
A bream tournament over the weekend saw plenty of good fish weighed in. the majority of fish were taken on small vibes coloured black or darker red or brown. The anglers who got the best fish sounded out schools of fish deep in the sections between Palmers Bank and Smelly’s Inlet and also deep off Fair Haven in the bottom lake.

Flathead also taking a liking to small vibes with many fish landed as by catch for the bream anglers on the same small vibes in the same spots as where the bream were congregating.

A few bream also taken on the deep edges on deep diving hardbodies. 6-12ft of water the productive area. Slow retrieves with plenty of stops and twitches catching the fish.

Some massive tailor in the upper reaches between Cape Horn and Gypsy Point. Fishing surface lures or hard bodies on flat edges or drop offs saw some fish well over 70cm caught on the weekend.

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