Winter has arrived and anglers are having to work a little harder to catch the fish.
Flathead are being caught on the sand flats just upstream from Preddys wharf using 3" minnow gulp soft plastics in a baitfish imitation color.
Plenty of bream are hanging around the oyster racks in the backwaters, again the gulp soft plastics are working well. Try the 3" nemesis in watermelon or smelt color.
Fishing a run out tide in the channel near the hole in the wall is also producing good size bream on both striped tuna and mullet fillet.
Estuary perch are holding tight into structure such as fallen logs and trees upstream in the bumbo area. Zman grubs on a lightweight jighead are hard for them to resist.
The fourways is fishing well for flathead at the moment on the squidgie fish silver fox with plenty of S Factor scent. Poddy mullet, blue bait and prawns are also working well.
Turlinga oyster racks are fishing well for bream, with the lure of choice being ProLure d36 in black and the ProLure grub in motoroil.
Large Salmon and Tailor are still hanging around in the front of the system with soft plastics, metal slices and pillies all working very well.
Rocks and Beaches
Mullimburra point area has been fishing well for drummer and bream this week on cunji and peeled prawns.
Salmon and tailor are hanging around the breakwall and north head beach. Gang hooks and pillies or metal slices are doing the job. Some good bream and whiting are also being caught in the same area using prawns and worms.
Montague is still producing some decent kings on live bait and jigs with the odd red coming in as well. Out wide off Bermagui is producing some good Marlin fishing this week with some boats reporting up to five landed. Throwing live baits into bait balls has been getting them hooked up. Pedro point and Congo area is seeing a few snapper come aboard on both soft plastics and bait. Some good squid are hanging around in close also. Our mate Josh from Tackle World Goulburn has supplied the following report for those of you who are thinking of heading up the mountain.
Forget the Abercrombie head to the Lachlan. All the reports this week have come from the Lachlan end. Hopey & Peter Southwell had a great time landing a pile of Yellas and a nice 80cm cod on Yabbies and Black grubs fishing the trees. Shaun Dickson also caught a very nice cod on yabbies. Bait is by far your best option in the winter months - the fish are less active so you need to put food right in front of them. Grab some worms, yabbies or black grubs and head for the trees.
It’s a trout fest, Laurie Reed has caught another three very nice fish using worms from the bank under a float. The odd Bass is still being caught but mainly on bait as a bi-catch to Trout fishing. Grab some worms or powerbait and fish over the weed using a floating rig, or put it on the bottom using a sliding rig.
A little quieter this week with the weather change. Only a couple of reports of fish in the Ponds off the Braidwood road under the bridge using celtas mostly smaller redfin. Michael Downs did manage a lonely Silver perch using a Finesse stump jumper at the boat shed but nothing else for the whole day. As the weather gets colder the fishing get a little harder try and find the shallower protected water and you will find the fish. Celtas & Squidgy wrigglers will serve you well.
Great reports have been had from all over the mountain area. Rory Been-Clibborn has reported some very nice trout using a dropshot rig and soft plastic eggs. Ed Anning caught a good number of Rainbows at Lake Eucumbene trolling Tassie devils. Fishing the Mountains at this time of the year can be very rewarding but make sure you’re protected against the elements.
Tight Lines my friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya
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