The warm weather as of late has really turned the surface bite on. Bassday Sugapens have been working extremely well up on the flats and mangrove edges on a high tide. Bream, whiting and flathead have all been caught off the top this week.
Up past the hospital nippers are working great for whiting with reports of good numbers of fish being caught on live nippers.
Ryan's creek entrance is still fishing well for flathead using blue bait on small gang hooks and the new Squidgy bio fish in bloodworm has also worked well.
With the boat traffic decreasing mulloway are being caught in the channel near the boatshed. Live baits are working bes,t but a few have also been caught using Lunds Californian squid.
The flats at the front of the system have been fishing very well for good numbers of large whiting. Fresh worms and nippers have been working a treat. For the lure fisho’s, Sugapens and Jackson Pygmy poppers are also working equally well.
Bream and Perch are being pulled from snags up around the highway bridge using Jackson athletes and soft plastics like Gulp nemisis. Baits like prawns and tuna fillets are also getting the job done.
Rocks and beaches
Kingfish have been on the bite around a lot of the headlands this week. Bingi has been a hot spot and stickbaits and large poppers have had several anglers hooked up.
Squid are coming in off the rocks around Broulee, South Heads and Bingi - Yamashita jigs working well.
Salmon are being caught around Pedro Point using gang hooks and full pillies for bait. Arma metals are also working. Bream and whiting are coming in from the same area using small longshank hooks and beach worms for bait.
Two mile reef just off the front of Moruya has seen some great catches this week including mowies, snapper and pigfish. Squid and pillies have been the bait of choice. Soft plastics like 6.5 inch Gulp nemisis have also produced the goods.
As always Windsock beach flathead grounds are producing good fish in roughly the 30 metre mark. Instinct performance rigs with a mix of pillies and squid should get you hooked up to a few.
Good luck to all anglers competing in the Tollgate Classic over the next few days!
The following freshwater report is brought to us courtesy of Josh, owner, Tackle World Goulburn.
Hot temps and even better fishing is the norm for Wyangala at present. The dam has been dropping at a fair rate and normally this would shut fishing down but Wyangla is bucking this trend. Spinnerbaits have been the “go to” lure for most of the good cod catches casting the banks and sticks are your best bet for a good fish. If yellas are more your thing EcoGear zx40 vibes are a must, black grubs will also do the trick. Keep the kids amused with the carp - there's no shortage of them and a worm will bring quick action.
Bass and trout! Its not often we can say its a good time to catch both, but at present its exactly that. Fishing late evening is your best bet. You will find the trout deep so sound the old river bed and follow it with a Tassie or Rapala countdown. Bass are best on sub surface lures cast at the weed edges and rocky banks - if they are not enticed by this, try a deep Jackson jig on the weed edges.
The river has been fishing well again for redfin at present - its a little dirty due to the rain from last week, but will clear and catch rates will increase for the weekend. Great results on Taylor made Tiny Nugget and the new Hester Bug has been showing great results. Casting the weed and banks will bring quick action - work the lure slowly for best results.
Tight lines my friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya