Report 12/8/16

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Report 12/8/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:27 pm

Not too much action offshore this week with a lack of boats heading out. Some good schools of pilchards have shown up which should bring in some pelagics and sharks.
The break wall has been producing some good trevally and drummer in the afternoons. The fish have been smashing most soft plastic lures in grub and crab styles. Zman crusteaZ, Gulp Pumpkinseed grubs and Squidgy Wrigglers have been taking plenty of fish. Cranka Crabs have been taking some quality fish also but be prepared to go through a few in amongst the kelp and rocks.
The beach gutters have been holding plenty of salmon and the odd tailor on the incoming tide. The gutters along the beaches have unfortunately been pretty poor with most being pretty shallow or clogged with weed. Spinning metal lures in clean gutters has been the go to finding these fish.
Coul’s Inlet has held plenty of quality bream with fish up to 40cm+ have been taken by fishing either Zman 2.5inch Grubz on light jig heads or casting fresh prawns on a light running sinker rig have been good ways to get a few fish.
The main channel has been holding a few bream on the outgoing tide. Fishing just off the edge of weed banks with bait or small hard bodies has taken most fish.
Goodwin Sands has had plenty of bream and flathead sitting in 2-3m of water. Vibes and soft plastic stick baits and shrimp have been the best lures for targeting these fish.
Schools of bream have been holding in the Narrows and up near Cape Horn. Sounding for the schools before drifting over the top of them has been a good way to get fish. The fish have sometimes been very shut down with little or no action coming even after throwing most lures and baits to them. But when they have been biting the action has made for some insane sessions.
Palmers Bank has held a few bream and flathead. Drifting from Sandy point back towards the Cardinal maker at the tip of the bank has been the best drift for fish. Soft plastics are the best way to go but drifting prawns behind the boat has been another good way to find fish.

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