Report 5/8/16

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Report 5/8/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:52 pm

A few nice bags of tiger flatties coming in from out around Gabo Island. Fish have been varying in depths depending on the day but once found they have been biting well. Pilchard and squid on double paternoster rigs have been taking most fish. Large soft plastics on heavy jig heads have also been taking a few fish when they are in shallower water.

A few gummies and large school sharks have also been around. Mostly taken as bycatch whilst fishing for flathead close to reef. These fish have been biting best first thing in the morning and the best bait has been fresh squid or flathead fillets.

In close to the islands there have been a few KG whiting, morwong, drummer, the odd pinkie snapper and a few squid. Anchoring up and setting up a berley trail before drifting peeled prawns or squid jigs back into the berley has been the way to go.

The beaches have been taking plenty of salmon on the high tide with fish over 2kg being taken. Spinning metals has been a good way to find these fish as they haven’t been staying the particular gutters long.

The jetties around the main channel have been holding stacks of trevally in the 30-45cm bracket on the incoming tide. Small soft plastics have been the best way to get the better classed fish with bait seeming to get smashed by little stuff.

A school of salmon entered the lake and was sitting off John Bull but have disappeared. Keeping an eye out for birds congregated in tight flocks on the water or fish busting up will usually give up the location of these fish. They weren’t fussy with most lures taking fish as long as they were moving.

The bottom lake has cleared right up with only a tiny bit of tannin still in the water. The water is clear enough here to sight cast bream cruising in the shallow water. Weightless soft plastics or small hard bodies especially sx40s.

Plenty of bream and a few average sized flatties have been sitting in about 6ft off most drop offs and have been taking hollow body vibes and deep diving hard body lures.

The top lake has fired back up well with plenty of bream sitting off Palmers Bank. Vibes have been smashing the fish up here with some really solid fish turning up too.
Baits have been taking some nice bream and flatties and also a few solid whiting in the top lake too. Pulling up and anchoring off a likely looking edge and fish back towards the shore has been taking plenty of fish.

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