Moruya Tackle World Fishing Report March 16th 2018
Some nice flathead have been caught up past the hospital this week. Daiwa double clutch 75 in black and gold being the stand out lure. Baits like live poddy mullet will also work well.
Whiting have been biting on the sandflats near the bridge. Topwater lures like Bassday sugapens and Jackson poppers have been catching plenty. Baits such as live yabbies and beach worms are both working great.
The weedy flats down the front have fished well for bream using both topwater and shallow diving lures. Bream are also coming in off the rockwall using cranka crabs and metal vibes.
Plenty of flathead were caught over the weekend during the Tuross Flathead and Bream tournament, the largest measuring 94cm. They were all caught using various hardbodied and soft plastics lures. They were quite spread out, but the larger models mainly caught down the front of the system.
The bream bite was tough with a lot of smaller fish landed throughout the system's oyster leases and edges, biggest bream measured 32cm.
Whiting are still hanging around the front of the system. Baits like yabbies and squirt worms seem to be the go to as of late.
Rocks and Beaches
The beach fishing is really firing at the moment. Big salmon and tailor are being caught from Broulee to Potato point. Full Pilchards for bait and metal slices for the lure fisho’s.
Some very nice bream, whiting and flathead are also coming in off the beaches on baits like beach worms and mullet fillets.
The rocky headlands up and down the coast have been producing some good numbers of squid on the right day.
The same areas are also fishing well for rat kings when they move in close enough for a cast. Anything from metal slices to stick baits have been getting anglers hooked up.
The offshore fishing has been great! Whether you are chasing a good feed of flathead or game fish out wide.
All the usual flathead beds are producing a nice feed, bottom bashing pillies and squid on a paternosta is working a treat.
The inshore reefs and bombies are all fishing good for snapper and mowies using both soft plastics and bait.
The FADS are holding some nice Dolphin fish. Live baits have been working best but sinking stick baits are also catching plenty.
If you can get a parking spot, Montague Island is producing the goods when it comes to kingfish with many anglers bagging out in no time. Fresh baits and live baits are working best.
Out wide the marlin are out in force with plenty being raised and hooked and a good number getting tagged. Skirts and skip baits are doing the damage.
This weeks freshwater fishing report is brought to us by Josh, owner, Tackle World Goulburn.
Great reports received all week. Wyangala has improved out of sight since the rain, more stable weather and the slowing of the water levels dropping. Most parts of the dam are fishing well -the lure fishos are reporting good cod catches mainly on spinnerbaits. Good numbers of yellas are being found around the trees, sounding them up and working some live yabbies are doing the job for most anglers. If your bank bound, worms are by far the best - at worst you will catch plenty of carp.
We are still receiving good reports of bass but the numbers caught are down. This weekend looks fantastic - hotter days brings the bass on, so I would suggest Hester minnows over the weed or Jaz blades for the rock wall will work a trick! If you’re after the trout you have to go deep casting a tassie and letting it go to the bottom and slow retrieved is the best option, or fish very early morning or later afternoon till dark.
Good fish are being caught in most parts of the river. The numbers have dropped a little, but most fish being caught are larger fish. The best parts are the river along the golf course and near the bridge on park road. Low of Victoria Street bridge has also been producing good fish. I would suggest using the Jointed Hester minnows worked along the reed edges or over the weed beds and they should bring the best results!
Tight Lines my Friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya