Report 22/03/2017

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 22/03/2017

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:15 pm

A few boats venturing out in search of swordfish this week. Fish still appearing to be there with several hooked.
Marlin have also been out off the border in the canyons. Trolling skirts or live baits the way to get the fish.

Sharks down south past the airport. Some reports even coming from Little Ram. Gummies about in good numbers on the reefs down there with a few solid specimens taken whilst bottom bashing. Larger sharks have also been showing down there with a few smaller makos randomly appearing.
Flathead a bit quiet but a bag can be put together fishing in 80m straight out the front of Gabo. Try using small slow pitch jigs that sink straight down to get to the bottom fast allowing for more fishing time.

Squid off the Ariels in 5m of water. Smaller jigs that are weighted with the aid of an extra sinker taking the fish.

Kingfish still around but patchy. The best thing to do is troll lures around the reefs between Quarry Beach and Little Ram. Or look for surface feeding fish chasing the schools of bait that are around at the moment.

Salmon in good numbers on Tip and Davis Creek Beach. High tide the best time for them and whole blue bait the best bait. Lures also taking a number of fish too.

Bream and a few whiting still up near the inlet entrance. Try fishing the edge of gutters to find these fish. Bass yabbies and beach worms producing the best results.

Harrisons Channel has been the hot spot this week. Bream, flathead, luderick and whiting all being produced. Fish the snags and drop offs for the fish and use bass yabbies or small diving lures to get the bite. Casting small soft plastics at any of the large snags on the sand flats also producing a few fish.

Bait fisherman finding some good bream and flathead though out the majority of the lake. Try fishing likely looking banks by anchoring on the bank and making long casts away from the boat. Fishing prawns and bass yabbies the best method. Lure fishing has been tough but persistence has seen some good fish coming on board.

Flathead have been sitting in the 3-4m mark. They have been a bit shut down so smaller soft plastics have been the way to get their attention. Small curl tails or prawn styles the best.

Bream congregating around the Goodwin Sands and Palmers bank in various depths. Try drifting shallow to deeper to find the schools. Use a range of lures from small natural coloured deep divers, vibes and soft plastics to find what the fish want each day.

Many thanks,
Ron & Gael
Tackle World Merimbula
(02) 6495 1681

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