The fishing in the rivers has slowed down a little this week. The influx of fresh water coming down the systems has affected the upper reaches and has pushed a lot of the fish down the front.
Under these conditions, fishing the colour line where the blue salt water meets the dirty fresh water on an incoming tide can be very effective.
Try using oily baits like Tuna fillets - a bit of burley can also go a long way.
For lure choices, gulp scented soft plastics, metal vibes and dark colour hardbodies with a good rattle will all work well.
Rocks and Beaches
The beaches have really fired up and they are fishing well for some sizable tailor and salmon. Pedro Point and north head have reportedly been two hot spots this past week. Pillies and metal slices have been working great.
Good numbers of squid are coming in off the rocks all up and down the coast using pink and white glow jigs in 3.0.
Some of the more southern rocky points have seen some good land based sessions on the kingfish and bonito. Stick baits, poppers and squidgie slick rigs are all working well.
The inshore bombies around the Pedro Point area have fished well for snapper on soft plastics - 5 and 6 inch Gulp jerk shads in both white and BBQ chicken have worked a treat.
Flathead are being caught in the 20-30 metre mark just off Windsock in reasonable numbers. Pillies and squid have been the bait of choice.
The kingfish are on in good numbers down south around Montague Island with reports of some big fish landed. Live baits have been working best as of late.
Out wide is still fishing well for marlin and yellowfin with the majority of anglers trolling live baits to get hooked up. The following freshwater report is provided by Josh, owner, Tackle World Goulburn. Wyangala Dam
Thankfully we have seen some rain and the dam is experiencing some inflow. This will change things up, we expect to see good fishing this weekend. The temps look great I would be targeting the yellas around the trees, they may be a little scattered but live yabbies or very slow rolled black grubs will bring on some action. If your after cod troll large spinnerbaits, Hester Prussian carps and predatec zebras will find them for you.
If you haven't been out lately you need to - the bass fishing has been nothing short of spectacular with reports every second day. If your targeting the bass, bait fishing with worms has been the most successful, fishing between the cutting and the powerlines has been the most popular area. The wall is also producing some fish mostly on vibes beside the tower. The dam has lost a good amount of water but this is exposing new grounds so its well worth a bit of exploring.
Very limited reports this week due to high flow from the rains received last weekend. In saying that do yourself a favor and go and have a look at the river now that its flowing so clean and will produce fish this weekend for sure. Be a little careful if your going to Kayak the river that you don't get yourself in trouble with the high flow - don't put yourself in an unsafe position fish are not worth it! Fishing from the bank will produce fish for you in a much safer manner.
Tight Lines my friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya