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Report 30/6/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:11 am

Plenty of gummy and school shark still about with many anglers catching multiple fish. Most have been taken south of Bastion Point but a few have also been taken off the pump shed at Gabo Island. Best baits have been tailor, salmon pike or any oily fish fillets.
Flathead have been a little slow but good numbers are still achievable for anglers fishing around Talaberga Island. Pilchard and other small oily fish cubes taking plenty of smaller fish. Micro jigs and soft plastics have been taking the better quality fish.
A few good pinkies and morwong to be caught for anglers fishing with squid strips over reef. Reefs in 70-90ft of water seem to be the best areas for the fish.

Beaches
Break wall producing some great tailor fishing. Metal lures spun over the kelp beds and bommies has been a great way to catch plenty of tailor. Pilchards or small whole fish suspended under floats also taking plenty of fish.

Trevally also plentiful at the break wall. Small soft plastics the best way to catch these guys. Focus casts around the deep sand channels that break up the kelp reef that stretches the length of the wall.

As always at this time of year the salmon schools have been in great numbers along many of the surf beaches. Metal lures spun through the various gutters along the beaches a great way to find the fish. Whole pilchards fished on ganged hooks also taking plenty of fish.

Lake
Coul’s Inlet producing plenty of bream and luderick for anglers fishing with bass yabbies or mussels. Light lines, small sinkers and small hooks are all essential to tempt these finicky fish into taking a bait.

Fisheries jetties has been a good place to try for trevally and flathead. Pieces of pilchard or prawn fished near the bottom has been the best method to target these fish. A few tailor also frequenting the jetties with a few being caught whilst spinning metal lures.

Bottom Lake has been fishing a little tougher than the top lake but a few fish still to be found. Bream have been the most common catch and have been schooling at Goodwin Sands and the channel out between Allen’s Head and Fair Haven. Sounding up schools and fishing vibes there has been a great way to target these fish.

Top lake flathead are still there to be caught by anglers. Try fishing in the shallow bays or slightly warmer parts of the lake to target the fish. Smaller soft plastic prawn style lures taking most of the fish.

The bream have been scattered throughout most of the lake with areas like Double Creek and Dead Finish holding good numbers of fish. Small slowly worked soft plastics working well. Lighter vibes fished slowly also taking plenty of fish.

Palmers Bank still a good area to look for fish using hardbodies. Deep diving suspending lures like OSP dunks taking plenty of fish. Anything that can dive to 6-7ft and remain near the bottom when worked slowly will work.

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