Report 29/8/16

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Report 29/8/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:00 am

The action has dropped right off out at Gabo this week in terms of flathead. Seeming to just vanish. A few are still scattered about but it's quiet an effort to find any numbers.

The gummy and school sharks have still been about, haunting the deeper reefs out off Bastion and Talaberga Island. Fishing oily fish fillets like striped tuna and salmon on or close to the bottom without wire has been the way to get the bites.

The Break wall and surrounding rock ledges down to Quarry Beach have been holding some good numbers of angry black drummer and zebra fish. Berleying up with bread close too sharp and undercut rock ledges before drifting weightless or lightly weighted peeled prawns deep into shadows on 15-20lb has been the best way to tangle with a few of these guys.

The Break wall has also been holding some good schools and trevally, salmon and tailor. Casting and jigging micro jigs and soft plastics in the sand patches adjacent to the bommies and reef has been getting some good results.

Most of the beaches have been producing some averaged sized salmon to 55cm. Casting whole pilchards on ganged hooks has been producing some fish including some of the bigger models but spinning small metal lures has been defiantly getting more numbers.

The main wharf has had some awesome luderick fishing on the incoming tide when the current is at its strongest. Weightless bass yabbies and mussels have been getting plenty of good fish. Floating green and cabbage weed under floats have also been getting plenty of fish.

Coul's Inlet jetties have been producing some nice sized black and yellowfin bream. Fresh prawn and bass yabbies fished on the bottom with an aid of a small sinker has been picking up plenty of fish to 40cm.

The Main Channel has been holding schools of trevally to 50cm. Fishing soft plastics on heavier 2-3g heads and using a very sharp erratic couple of flicks before allowing the lure to sit on the bottom for a few extra seconds has been a good way to get a reaction bite out of the fish.

Goodwin Sands and Bakers bight have had a few bream and flathead kicking around. 3m of water has been the sweet spot. Fishing vibes in most colours with varying retrieves have been the go to for getting these fish.

Both lakes have been producing some really good sight casting sessions on big yellowfin and black bream. Sneaking along likely looking edges when the sun is high and casting longer profile hard bodies and weightless soft plastics to the fish whilst feeding is a great way to fish at the moment.

The majority of black bream and flathead have pushed right up the system on their yearly spawning run. Schools of these fish haven't been hard to find in the deeper sections of the Genoa, Wallagra, Gypsy Point and Cape Horn areas with the aid of a decent sounder. Soft plastic grubs and paddle tails fished slowly close to the bottom has been the way to get these fish.

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