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Report 16/6/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:42 pm

Offshore
Plenty of action out wide this week with the swordfish bite continuing to produce some awesome fishing.
Plenty of small striped tuna and the odd Bluefin being taken trolling skirts between the Star Banks and the shelf.
Kingfish to a meter have also been in reasonable numbers at the Star Banks. Fish have been taken either trolling lures or dropping knife jigs or live baits into the schools. Some big fish mixed in if you can stop them.
In closer the gummy and school shark action has been very good. Plenty of fish over 10kg and pushing 20kg have been taken by anglers fishing down south. The key is gathering fresh baits and using them straight away. Wrasse, frigate mackerel and sargent baker all taking plenty of sharks.
Some larger makos and bronze whalers have also been turning up in various locations. Using a whole fish bait and fishing it in a burley trail has been the best way to target these guys.
A few good pinkies also being taken fishing squid over the many reefs off the coast. A few nice morwong have also been taken by anglers as well.

Beach
Plenty of tailor and trevally being taken using weightless pilchard off the break wall. Fishing just before dusk has been a good way to target the fish. Using a longer rod to keep the fish away from the rocks is a good option to prevent busting fish off.
All of the beach gutters taking plenty of salmon and the odd tailor for anglers fishing with metal lures or with whole pilchards. Look for the deepest gutters on each beach to find the biggest fish with most shallow gutters only holding smaller salmon.

Lake
The winter bream bite has well and truly kicked in with most of the fishing been successful out deeper in the system.
Bream can be taken by anglers fishing vibes or suitably weighted soft plastics in 8-15ft throughout most the of the lake. Small rises or holes which can be sounded up have been holding the better numbers of fish. Fishing slowly has also been key to catching the fish.
Fishing deeper rock walls along the second narrows has also been taking a few bream on bait. Bass yabbies and prawns the best baits here.
Flathead are still an option for anglers fishing the Narrows and Gypsy Point. Smaller lures taking the better fish as they have been very shut down. Small back waters and shallow banks or bays are also worth a look to find fish sunning themselves in the shallows. Again small lures the best technique.

Luderick and bream in Coul’s Inlet. Bass yabbies and sand worms taking the majority of the fish. Mussels have also been working but are more susceptible to small picker fish that swarm the inlet in droves.

Tailor throughout the whole lake. The usual spots like John Bull, The Narrows, Goodwin Sands and Palmers Bank all good places to look for these guys. Trolling the best method.

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