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Report 18/5/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri May 19, 2017 12:52 pm

Offshore
Swordfish action good again this week with some solid fish caught in the Muller Canyons. Bites have been easy but hooking the fish has been a different story.
A few striped tuna being taken trolling out wide at Gabo Island. The Bluefin should turn up this month sometime.
The flathead fishing has been very good in on the islands with some very sizable flathead coming over the side. Fish ranging across all depths with the bigger flathead being taken in about 80ft. Baits and lures both taking good fish. Slimy mackerel the best bait for these fish.
Gummies and schoolies very quiet again. A few being taken on the reefs and holes down south on whole fish baits. Fishing should pick up during the month.
Reef fishing has also been good with a few morwong and snapper being taken by anglers fishing with squid over the reefs.

Beach
Salmon schools as good as ever along the beaches. Plenty of fish being taken by anglers fishing both metal lures and whole pilchards. A high tide around dawn or dusk has been the prime time to target the biggest fish with plenty of 2-3kg fish frequenting the gutters at this time.

Lake
A few whiting still hanging around the islands. Fish on the outgoing tide with bass yabbies or beach worms for the best fish. Bream a very realistic option here too.
Anglers fishing in Coul's inlet taking a few bream from the jetties using small soft plastics.
Fisheries Jetty producing flathead, tailor and the odd trevally on cubed pilchards. Try using a bit of burley for the best results.
John Bull has been a good spot to try for bream and trevally. Either use vibes or prawns to target the fish down here.
Goodwin Sands has been fishing well for bream and flathead, for anglers fishing vibes. Try sounding up feeding fish before drifting back over them using natural coloured vibes.
Marshmeed also producing a few fish. Hardbodies or soft plastics taking the fish which have been sitting just off the edge of the shallows in about 1.5-2m of water.
Top lake has been also fishing alright with the bream being taken all throughout it on a range of techniques. Soft plastics or baits seem to be the stand out method for the bigger fish. Dead Finish has been a very good spot for the fish.
Like always at this time of year the rock walls up near Cape Horn are producing plenty of bream and a few flathead. Fish vibes down the drop offs to target the fish.
Gypsy Point has also been producing a few fish on Sugar Pens for anglers wanting to fish at dawn or dusk. Cast in tight on the edges and look for boofing fish or any sign of activity.

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