Report 14/12/2018

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Report 14/12/2018

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:37 am

Estuary: This week has been a tough week for fishing here in the Great Lakes. While the fishing has been great, the weather has made things a little difficult. In the estuary, the fishing has been very consistent for the last few weeks. Flathead continue to be the main focus for a lot of anglers and for most, soft plastics and vibes are doing the damage. For the bait fishermen, drifting with Whitebait or Herring seems to be accounting for plenty of fish on the run-out tide. Trumpeter Whiting are showing no sign of slowing up with most boats reaching their bag limits in minutes rather than hours! Sand Whiting on surface lures is on fire now and should remain good for the next couple of months, you can also easily score a feed of Whiting by simply fishing worm or Yabby baits up on the sand flats. Bream can still be found fairly easily in the Oyster Leases down the bottom of the system or up on the weed beds, however finding the bigger models may be a challenge!

Beach and Rock: It’s been tough to fish the beaches successfully this week due to the annoying NE winds that we have had. The few reports that we have had have been encouraging, 9 Mile Beach is fishing fairly well for Bream, Whiting and the odd Tailor. 7 Mile to the south is probably the pick of the lot (as it nearly always is!), it’s holding some very nice Tailor on dawn as well as some big Whiting, Bream and Dart. Unfortunately, I haven’t heard of any action at all from the local stones this week. There really aren’t too many options when the wind has been as terrible as it has lately, however spinning with metal lures on the calmer days should start to yield some early results as the warm water moves down the coast.

Offshore: This week has seen very little action offshore due to the weather. The few boats that did head out have all commented on how good the Teraglin fishing is at the moment. Most reefs from 40-80m are holding good numbers of very nice sized fish which are great for the table. As the sun comes up you will also run into the odd nice Snapper, Pearl Perch and possible a Pig Fish or two. There were a couple of reports of a few Dolphinfish being caught on the troll over the weekend, the biggest of which went 10kg, which is a good sign of things to come.

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