Report 12/10/17

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Report 12/10/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:24 am

Kingfish still abundant down south. Anglers trolling large bibbed minnows or small pink skirts off the Ariels and Betka Beach have been finding plenty of fish. Down rigging live baits also taking fish. The average size has been between 6-8kg but a few fish well into the double figures have been taken as well.

Gummy and school sharks on the bite at Gabo Island. The fish have been held up in 50m of water straight off the light house. The best method has been dropping smaller fish fillets down to the bottom on double paternoster rigs whilst drifting.

Flathead also coming on the bite in 30m of water. Plenty of sand flathead have been taken on small micro jigs or dead baits in close at Talaberga.
A few anglers getting onto pinkie snapper, morwong and leatherjacket along the reefs off the Ariels as well. Small squid pieces or fish cubes taking the fish.

Breakwall producing plenty of tailor and trevally. Anglers fishing with weightless fish baits like pilchard taking the fish. Small soft plastics also taking the odd better sized trevally.

Salmon still being caught in good numbers along the beaches. Spinning metal lures on high tide has been the most reliable option but fishing around dawn or dusk has also been a good option.

Flathead really beginning to fire up with the water now pushing 20 degrees in much of the lake. The fish have been biting best in shallow water (about 1m) on 80-100mm soft plastics. Use lighter jigheads and fish with erratic whips to get these fish to bite.

Coul’s Inlet producing a few bream and flathead for anglers fishing with fresh prawns off the various jetties around the lake.

The Fisheries Jetties still holding plenty of luderick for anglers fishing with green weeds suspended under floats. Try fishing early in the mornings for the best results.

The bream have been moving back up onto the edges as well with plenty of fish beginning to show in both lakes. Rolling small hardbodied minnows has been the way target these fish.

Soft plastics fished out a little bit deeper also taking bream in the top lake. Grub and prawn style lures producing the best results.

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