Report 7/6/16

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Report 7/6/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:06 am

With a break in the weather several boats managed to get offshore to search for the swordfish last week. There were a few reports of dropped fish half way through the fight but other than that it was pretty quiet.

Action around the islands was slow with a few flatties and kingies coming on board for lucky anglers.

The beaches had been producing salmon and tailor over 1kg on metal lures and large soft plastics but with the seas back up not too many anglers have braved the surf to target them.

Over the weekend heavy rains have set the inlet into flood with all the ramps and most of the jetties underwater. This should give the lake a great flush and bring the bigger bream back on the chew in the next couple of weeks.

The rain has pushed a lot of bream and flathead down into the main channel with some anglers catching some good bags of bream off the flooded jetties around the lake. The best baits have been prawn and blue bait, fished on the bottom in the deeper parts of the channel. Small green and black vibes have also been taking fish when fished with small slow hops across the bottom.

In the bottom lake the yellowfin have been schooling up in about 4m at Bakers Bight and over the back of Goodwin Sands. These fish have mostly been shut down but putting in a bit of time onto larger schools of fish should produce a few really nice sized fish. Again small vibes have been the stand out lure but Zman 2.5” Grubz have also been getting some action.

The black bream in the bottom lake have been pushing right up onto the edges to feed on drowned worms and other tasty morsels that have been washed in with the flood. These fish have been hammering Gulp Turtle Back Worms and Squidgy Pro worms fished in water as shallow as 50cm. This style of fishing can be stacks of fun and is defiantly worth ago.

In the top lake some nice bream and flathead have been schooling up in Double creek, down the back of Dead Finish and right up the back of Palmers Bank near Sandy Point. Most the bream have been blacks but a few yellowfin are also mixed into the schools. The bream have mostly been taking heavily UV coloured soft plastics and the flatties have been taking small vibes.

This action should last for a few weeks until the water drops back to its usual levels. Just remember to take it easy in the flooded waters as there has been lots of large logs and other debris just under the surface causing some nasty hazards. Be safe everyone and have fun.

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