Report 27/5/16

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Report 27/5/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri May 27, 2016 3:57 pm

Unfortunately it’s been a pretty quiet week here in Mallacoota.

There has been very little offshore action with some bad swells only easing up on the weekend. For those who did venture out they were greeted with a few nice sized blue-spot and tiger flatties. Drifting with the aid of a drogue and dropping salted pilchards and squid on a double paternoster in 60ft of water has seen the better results.

Off the beach some good salmon have been about in the gutters at Bastion, Big Beach, Tip Beach and Davis Creek. Most anglers have been choosing to fish metals or soft plastics with Halco, Spanyid and any other silver, white or blue metal or soft plastic taking plenty of fish. Those fishing bait have also been doing well with some good fish taken on whole pilchards and fish strips.

Some big tailor have been kicking around the front of the old and new harbours at Bastion with most being taken whilst spinning with small metal lures.
Inside the lake the main channel has been pretty quiet other than some really nice garfish being taken on the high tide. Some very sizable tailor have also been showing up for lucky anglers, mostly taking strips of fresh fish as bait.

Out in 3-4m at Goodwin Sands there have been some really nice bream, flathead and even a few flounder schooling up. The fish have been responding well to Squidgy 100mm Wrigglers in Bloodworm and Wasabi, Zman 2”, 2.5” Grubz in Motor Oil, Greasy Prawn and Pumpkin Seed and most small metal blades including Strike Pro Cyber Vibes (3.5g), Atomic Metalz and Eco Gear ZX 35s.

A few flatties have been taken in about 4m of water deep off drop offs. The fish have been taking River2Sea Glassie vibs and smaller hollow body vibes when they have been hopped along with bottom with short sharp whips that get the lure about 50cm off the bottom. The fish haven’t been that big with most around 30-45cm but with persistence some better fish ought to be found.

In the top lake the bream have been holding down the back of Dead Finish and Palmers Bank. The fish have been taking both lures and baits well with some cracker fish being taken on fresh Bass Yabbies and OSP Dunk 48s/ Daiwa spikes off the edge of drop offs around the margins of the lake.

There have also been some quality bream and a few flatties in the shallow bays around Cape Horn. These fish have been taking Squidgy 80mm Lobbies in Wasabi fished on light jig heads in barely 2ft of water.

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