Report 7/9/18

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Report 7/9/18

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:27 am

It’s been a pretty windy week along this part of coast but the next 4-5 days looks promising for those venturing offshore especially the mornings. There’s a little bit of wind forecast for the afternoons so an early start will definitely be the go.

The local reefs have been a little tougher this past week with a few snapper and morwong being caught but you have to move around a lot to locate fish. The deeper water seems the place to fish if after flathead and even these tasty critters have been tough to find in numbers and size. Those who have done OK are fishing the usual haunts straight of Tura and Bournda Island with the 45-50 mtr the go. There’s been a mixture of sand and tigers but expect to get a lot of fish on or just around legal size. I’m not to sure why it’s tough but the water is still a cold 14-15 degrees with not much current. This might be the problem but hopefully Mother Nature turns it around for us fishos.

What is fishing good is the estuaries. Both Merimbula and Pambula

Lakes have seen plenty of trevally around the ribbon weed edges with the channels also producing. Casting smaller soft plastics has accounted for plenty of action with the bait anglers using Hawksbury prawns getting amongst a few also. You can expect a few bream with the odd flattie to and the next few weeks should see an increase in blackfish numbers and hopefully a few mulloway following the blackfish schools back into the estuary systems. There’s already been some big schools of blackfish seen down near Mitches jetty so it’s only a matter of time before they feed.

On the beaches salmon are about but again you have to work for them. There certainly not thick in every gutter along the beaches but the better areas to fish that are holding fish include Tura main, North Tura and Middle beach to a lesser extent. Anglers using a variety of techniques are getting the more consistent results mixing their sessions up with bait and lures. I know of a visiting angler that put the big rod out with a bait/popper combination with pilchards and stuck it into his beach rod holder. He wasn’t getting anything so he grabbed his smaller bream spinning rod and started casting 15 gram metal shiners. To his surprise he caught 5 salmon all around a kilo so not big fish inside 30 minutes before the bite died down. What was interesting though he didn’t loose a bait to the salmon, he only caught them on metal shiners, that’s fishing l guess so mixing it up might just pay off for you also. There’s not much else to report but hopefully we start to see the water temperature pick up and a little rain wouldn’t hurt either.


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