Report 25/5/18

Brad & Lisa Andrew
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Report 25/5/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon May 28, 2018 9:55 am

Estuary: Not a lot has changed over the past week as far as fishing goes in the local estuaries. The fishing continues to be very good with plenty of fish being caught. Bream seem to be growing in numbers every day and seem to be spread well and truly throughout the system. The better fish are definitely in the lower sections of the system though and can be tempted fairly easily with a lightly weighted bit of Mullet fillet or small soft plastic. Flathead continue to be caught in good numbers with a lot of good fish coming off the shallow flats that Wallis Lake is famous for. As temperatures cool off Flathead will move up into the shallows to ‘sunbake’ and warm up, they can often be tricked into chasing down a small hard bodied or soft plastic lure. Luderick remain fairly patchy, there are definitely some good fish getting around but the more successful anglers have been having to focus their efforts in the oyster leases up the lake rather than the rock walls. A bit of tasty fun which is a great family fishing option is the humble old Leatherjacket! These little guys seem to be just about everywhere in the estuary at the moment and can be caught fairly easily with a small long-shanked hook (rigged any way you like!) and a small bit of prawn or squid bait.

Beach and Rock: The beach fishing over the past week has been a little frustrating for a lot of anglers due to the amount of northerly sweep that most beaches have had. Those lucky enough to find a bit of fishable water have had a great time on Tailor, Salmon, Bream, Flathead and small Mulloway. With another bout of southerly swell coming through for much of the week, conditions have been fantastic for fishing the washes off the rocks for Black Drummer, Bream and Luderick. There was some beautiful fish taken on Cunjevoi earlier in the week with some Drummer up around 60cm and big fat Bream up to 2kg! Unfortunately, the water has taken a bit of a turn for the worst as far as Land Based Game Fishing goes, while anglers are still managing to hook up to the odd Mack Tuna, their more desired relatives, the Long Tail Tuna, have been non-existent over the past week.

Offshore: Offshore has been far from comfortable over much of the past week with a fair bit of swell lingering around. In saying that though the fishing has been very good with some great catches of Teraglin, Snapper and Pearl Perch being reported. The really shallow Snapper fishing has been a little on the quiet side but it would seem that the fish have all moved out a little wider to get away from the swell as the reefs in 25-50m have been fantastic for all the species mentioned above.

Luke Austin.
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