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Report 26/5/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri May 26, 2017 4:36 pm

Offshore
Still some great swordfish out wide in the canyons. Deep dropping fresh baits has been the way to get amongst the fish but GPS marks have been kept a bit quiet.

Inshore a few boats have been getting onto the fathead straight off Bastion Point in 40m of water. The old salted pilchard the best bait as usual. Squid has been a good option too.

Gummy sharks have been going alright down south on some of the holes between the reefs. Sound around until you find the edge of a reef and fish larger fresh fish baits close to the bottom to target these guys.

Beaches
Plenty of salmon harassing bait fish down along Tip beach and Davis beach. The fish have been taking metal lures or stick baits very well with many fish to 4kg being taken.
A few bream and flathead have been moving along the beaches as they move out of the estuary. Pilchard fillets fished behind the shore break the best way to catch these guys.

Lake
Bream fishing finally starting to pick up again after the rain.
Bait fishers doing very well all throughout the lake with many fish being taken on prawns, bass yabbies and pilchards. Goodwin Sands and Double Creek the best areas to try.

The lure fishing in the bottom lake is a bit patchy with each school of bream being in a different mood. The key is to move around the lake sounding for schools in deeper water until an active school is found. Vibes and deep soft plastics fished slowly have been the best method. Most of the active schools have been between Allen’s Head and Fair Haven.

Top lake has been the best spot to target fish on lures with plenty of active fish being taken deep off Palmers Bank and down at Dead Finish. Soft plastics erratically fished close to the bottom or vibes the best way to catch fish.

A few big trevally being taken on vibes down near Marshmeed. Vibes or small cubes of pilchard fished in a burley trail the best way to get amongst some of these fish.

Tailor harassing anglers and bait fish all through both lakes. Cape Horn and Marshmeed a good place to try. Fish either pilchards under a float or troll metal lures around bait schools for the best results.

Flathead have been in very shallow sunning themselves on the warmer days. Try fishing very lightly weighted soft plastics up the back of any bays or creeks in 1m or less of water for the best results.

The Narrows has been a good land based spot to try if you don’t have access to a boat. Fish peeled prawns in the first or second bays along the walking track for the best results. Bream and tailor the most common fish being caught but a few decent flathead have been there as well.

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