Report 7/4/16

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Report 7/4/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:42 pm

Over the weekend the SBS (Southern Bream Series) 3rd round was held here at Coota. Fishing was tough but constant with plenty of 2.5-4kg bags being taken. The winning bag of about 8.4kg (for two days) was taken fishing small vibes in deeper water (20ft). Most guys sounded up the schools and fished though them until they found a few active fish. Guys also managed fish around man made structure on Cranka Crabs and on edges and flats on Zman 2.5 inch grubs in bloodworm and most small hard bodies like Jackal Minnows.

Bait fishers have also done well on the bream by using fresh baits and minimal weights.

Plenty of good sized flatties around feeding on tiny jelly prawns. Plenty of fish congregating around rocky edges and snag lined banks to gorge themselves on this tiny prey. They haven’t been fussy and have been taking just about anything tossed in front of their noses but for a bit of extra fun try fishing surface lures in really shallow areas adjacent to snags.

Plenty of smaller flatties around 30-40 have also been caught on small soft plastics like Eco Gear Grass Minnows around the main channel and Coul’s Inlet from the jetties.

A few whiting have shown up near the entrance with a few fish pushing XOS sizes. Fish have mostly been taken on bass yabbies but surface lures have been taking a few.

Plenty of garfish around the Fisheries Jetty on the high tide. Fish have been around 25-40cm, the most successful method being a small prawn bait suspended under a bubble float.

Some decent sized black and silver drummer have been taken off rock ledges down the coast by setting up a berley trail with bread and fishing weightless prawns into the trails.

Still plenty of salmon about. They haven’t been hard to catch with popular tactics like spinning metal slugs and fishing pilchards on paternoster rigs have been very successful.

Plenty of good flatties offshore still. The stand out method has been micro jigging in about 40ft. Plenty of good sized school sharks and gummies down the coast being taken bottom bouncing with strip baits. There has been very few reports of other pelagic sharks around unfortunately. A few kingies still floating around but not nearly as many as there was a few weeks ago.

If you're staying at Mallacoota, stop by the Caltex servo for all your fishing needs and a chat about what's biting.

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