The rain this week has stirred things up and the fish are on the bite!!
Bream are being caught around the “hole in the wall” on both bait and lures. Tuna fillet and mullet fillet are working well for bait. As for lures, you can't beat Cranka crabs along rockwalls.
Flathead are on the bite down towards the river mouth on the flats. Soft plastics like the Ifish series wrigglers are great flathead catchers.
Quarry wharf is holding good schools of bait and would be another great area to target flicking plastics and blades for bream, trevally, luderick and tailor.
Whiting are starting to liven up on the flats around the four-ways. The last few days have seen some good surface sessions using Jackson's Ebi panic and Sugarpen 70f lures.
Flathead are being caught all throughout the system at the moment, mainly on soft plastics like Squidgies paddle tail fish and 120 mm wrigglers.
The front of the system has fished well for several species this week on both baits and lures. Bream, tailor, trevally and flathead have all been caught on the flats and also in the channel.
Rocks and Beaches
Salmon are starting to turn up again off the beaches. North Head, Tuross and Congo have reportedly been fishing well for salmon, tailor, bream and whiting. Baits like pillies and beach worms are working great.
Red's have been coming in off the bombies around Pedro Point this week using pillies and squid for bait. The gulp range of soft plastics are also working great. Out a little wider at roughly 60 metres, anglers are having great success jigging for snapper. The Storm range of micro jigs have been working extremely well.
Plenty of flathead are being caught in close at roughly 15-20 metres of water. Head out the front of North Head/Racecourse beach as this has been a hotspot this past week.
The following freshwater report is brought to us by Josh, from Tackle World Goulburn.
Fishing is again on the improve with water temps on the rise. To find the fish you only need find the warmer water. Water temps around 21-22 is where the fish are. Dennis Granger reported good numbers of yellas up the Lachlan from Websters using bait around the trees. The Tackle World Staff spent Melbourne Cup day at the dam and found the fish between the top of esses & taylors point in the warmer clean water. Good numbers of yellas using 65 cm predatecs in mulga frog & marty. The weather looks fantastic for the weekend - time to get the boat out for a run!
Only one fish reported this week - Jim Southey called us on his way home to let us know he caught a nice 43 cm rainbow on a Mrs Simpson fly we sold him, he was stoked. Unfortunately, that was the only report this week. The dam looks fantastic and it won’t take long before the bass start becoming active. This weekend looks great and you should see some fish. I would suggest some Tassies for the trout and its time to start with some Reaction bomb jigs for the bass. Worms are always a good option if you’re bait fishing from the bank.
Redfin in numbers was the report this week around the ponds area, most being caught on Squidgy bugs from under the trees and willows. A few fish were caught below Fitzroy St bridge on worms under a float - this is a great technique to use if the water is flowing which it is currently.
Tight lines my friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya