Your Tackle World Moruya Fishing report for Jan 4th 2019
The river has fished exceptionally well with the warm weather turning the fish on the bite.
Estuary perch have been caught around the bridge of a night time using surface lures and grubtail soft plastics.
The bridge flats during the day on a high tide are still producing plenty of whiting on both lures and fresh baits. Nippers have worked well for bait fisherman and Jackson Pygmy poppers for the lure fisho’s.
Bream, flathead, trevally and flounder have all been caught down the front near Preddy’s wharf. Surface lures like Bassday Sugapens are working great on the flats and Daiwa double clutch lures have been very effective cranking the drop offs to the channel.
If you’d like a feed of prawns and crabs, now is the time to chase them with some very nice catches being reported in all estuaries/rivers along the coastline!
Some big mulloway have reportedly been caught targeting the deeper sections of the upper reaches using fresh squid and Lunds California squid.
Great sized whiting are schooling on the sand flats near the boat ramp. There have been plenty of prawns hanging around the same area, so prawn coloured surface lures have been working best. Baits like prawns and nippers are also catching their fair share.
The new Jackson bottom magic lures have been working freakishly well in the channel near the boat shed. Many species including bream, flounder, flathead and trevally have all been caught using small hops along the bottom with this lure.
Rocks and Beaches
Windsock beach has seen a few flathead caught this past week using our in-store made paternosta surf rigs and pilchards for bait.
Kingfish have been hooked up off the rocks at both South Broulee and Bingi. Bait of choice has been Lunds California squid, lures of choice have been 160 mm Saku stick dogs. The same areas have also produced some quality squid using IKA and Shimano jigs.
Bingi beach has been the place to fish if salmon are you target species. Arma metal twist lures are catching plenty. Pilchards are working best for bait using our paternosta surf rigs with the top set of gang hooks swapped out for a red surf popper.
The 53 metre mark just off Moruya has been the sweet spot for flathead over this past week. Instinct performance rigs are working a treat using baits like squid and pilchards.
The reefs are seeing some nice snapper caught on both baits and micro jigs. Pink Instinct performance rigs with Lunds squid have been successful for the majority of reef species including snapper, nannygai and morwong.
Anglers cubing up pillies and creating a strong berley trail have had gummy sharks come up around the headlands with a few successfully landed.
Dolphin fish have reportedly been caught further north off Batemans Bay and the marlin are starting to fire up off the shelf.
Tight Lines my friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing …. “
Team Tackle World Moruya