The water temperature is getting colder but the fish are still biting. Bream are being caught in the deeper sections of the river on red and black FG Blades, and baits such as worms and prawns.
Some great perch are schooling up around the bridge and still tempted to a surface bite using the Jackson risk bait 70mm. The Jackson athlete is also working very well.
Flathead are still on the bite. Try focusing on the drop-offs from the shallows to the deeper water. Live poddy mullet and frozen pilchards are catching a few, and for soft plastics the Juro Firebait longtail minnow is working well at the moment.
Stacks of smaller flathead are being caught down the front of the system drifting bait such as prawns and tuna fillet. For soft plastics you can't go past the gulp swimming mullet for producing flatties.
Good size bream are hanging around the oyster racks and the gulp camo crabby and nemesis soft plastics are producing some quality fish. Using blade/vibes such as the FG range is also working very well in the deeper water out the front of the boatshed. For the bait fishos, try using worms or mullet fillet in the same areas.
Rocks and Beaches
The salmon and tailor are still running. The rig of the week being our own store made paternosta gang hook surf rig. Pilly’s are working a treat! Windsock beach and the break wall are the spots to be.
Sand flathead and bream are also being caught off the beach using worms and prawns.
A few reds are in close and can be caught off the rocks up and down the coast. Try using pillies or gulp 5" jerk shads for soft plastics.
Some descent reds are hanging around the pedro point area. Soft plastics such as the gulp 5" jerk shad BBQ chicken colour are getting the job done. Pillys and squid are also working on a paternosta rig.
Some small kingies are being caught around Montague island, just watch your size restrictions.
Flathead are on the bite drifting the sand flats just off windsock beach. Again the paternosta rig is working very well. Try using two different baits on each hook and you'll be sure to get good results.
For those of you who like to venture up the mountain every now and again, Josh from Tackle World Goulburn provides the following report.
From all reports the fish are making their way into the shallower waters. Hayden Clark caught a nice cod in 3 metres using a Predatec 80mm Marty slow trolled near Websters. Matt Chalhoub also caught a nice cod from the bank at Websters using Cheese & WD40. If heading out this weekend bait from the bank and shallow lures in no more than 4 metres will find the fish for you. The Lachlan end is still the best try from Websters and head up river.
Its all about Trout! Billy Thomas caught 3 nice rainbows on fly using a Hammils Killer fishing off the point before the cutting. James McCauley reported the biggest Brown trout in the shallows near the powerlines he’s ever seen out there just tailing I the weed edge but couldn't tempt the fish before spooking it. This weekend bait fishing with powerbait and worms will be the best plan if bank bound, otherwise try trolling some Rapala 5cm originals close to the edges or casting Tassie Devils into the deeper water will also be a good option.
Not a lot of reports this week as the river has cooled down making the fish a little less active. For you keen fisho’s try fishing the smaller waters near the Goulburn Golf Club. Casting some Squidgy Bugs close to the reeds for the best results. Another option is to check out the lower parts of the river between Fitzroy & Victoria Streets using the same technique.
Tight lines my friends and remember “everyday’s a good day for fishing …. “
Team Tackle World Moruya