Report 26/10/18

Brad & Lisa Andrew
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Nicole Penfold
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Report 26/10/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:08 am

Estuary: Wallis Lake has been fishing very well over the past week. While the weather has not always been on our side, there have been loads of fish about. Flathead continue to impress and have been taking all sorts of lures, both hard and soft. The new Storm 360GT Shrimp and the old faithful 4” Gulp Nemesis have been big sellers this week. The surface bite is really heating up as well, at the moment you can expect to run into just as many Flathead on surface as you will Bream or Whiting which can make for some very exciting fishing. There have been some really nice Bream hanging about the break wall after the bit of rain that we had, in a very short session on Monday morning I managed a few nice fish up to 36cm, all of them were really dark in colour so I would say they came down with the fresh. Trumpeter Whiting are still fairly good; however, they have kept fishermen on their toes a little this week as they seem to move about quite a bit over a 24hr period. If you go looking for them and struggle to find them in the ‘usual’ spots, don’t be afraid to move about, they could be schooled up in any deep water so the options are endless!

Beach and Rock: The local beaches have started to settle again now after some fairly unsettled conditions. While it’s still early days, it would seem that the bit of swell we have endured has reshaped 9 Mile Beach significantly, hopefully the end result will be a few nice gutters for us to fish in! It may take a week or two for the Whiting to come on strong again as the water temperature has dropped a lot, the Bream, Mulloway and Tailor won’t mind one bit though so get out there and have a look! The local rock platforms got hammered over the past two weeks and there has been a lot of debris in the water. This translates into perfect conditions for chasing Drummer and Bream. The swell has really backed off now and most ledges should be safe to fish so if you hit them with a bit of Cunjevoi, Crab, Prawn or even Bread as bait you should have no problems at all in finding a few fish.

Offshore: The strong NE winds that we had for much of the last two weeks has really affected the inshore waters. It is now ‘black’ and fairly cold which is very bad news for the Snapper fishermen. Hopefully we get a nice strong southerly at some stage so that we can get back out in that nice warm clear water that we had before the weather! If you are planning on heading offshore I would suggest trying the deeper reefs to the south, looking at the charts it looks as though the water to the south may be a little warmer and hopefully cleaner.

Have a great weekend!
Luke Austin.
Great Lakes Tackle – Tuncurry
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