The river has really turned it on for everyone this week!
Flathead are being caught around the entrance of Ryan's creek using soft plastics like the 3 inch Gulp swimming mullet in pumpkin seed. Baits such as prawns and pillies are also working well.
Wading the flats at Garland town with surface lures like Jackson panic and Bassday Sugarpens has been producing some very nice whiting and also the occasional flathead and bream.
The hospital boulders have been holding schools of estuary perch and some nice size fish are amongst them. Plastics like Zman grubs are working great.
Some big flathead have been landed down in Tuross this week with reports of one measuring just over 90 centimetres and caught on a live poddy mullet. Many good size table fish have also been caught using both gulp soft plastics and Daiwa double clutch hardbodied lures.
A few jewfish are hanging around the system at the moment with reports of some reasonable size fish landed up near snake flat and also down the front near the boat shed.
Whiting are being caught throughout the system. The flats down the front and also the four-ways are good areas to target them. Surface lures are working great! Live yabbies and fresh beach worms have also been working well.
Cranking the edges around the oyster leases with shallow hardbodied lures like the ProLure s36, particularly in matte black, has worked extremely well on bream with reports of one caught measuring a touch over 40 centimetres.
Rocks and Beaches
The beaches are fishing well all up and down the coast. Bream, whiting, flathead, salmon and tailor are all being caught targeting the gutters with baits like prawns, beach worms and Pillies.
Off the rocks at south Broulee has been the place to target squid as of late. The Yamashita range of squid jigs have been working exceptionally well in the natural colours.
Offshore Windsock beach is still producing plenty of Flathead in roughly 30 to 40 metres of water. A paternosta rig with squid and pillies has been working well.
Snapper, mowies, nanagai and a few gummy sharks have been coming in off the reefs using lunds Californian squid. Gulp jerk shads have also accounted for a few good snapper around the Pedro Point area.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Tight lines my friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya