The Tackle World Moruya fishing report as at Feb 22nd
Your UP to DATE local fishing report from the team at Tackle World Moruya
The bream have turned up this week on the flats towards the front of the system with some fish coming around that magic 1kg mark. Early morning has been the more productive time to hunt these big yellow fin bream. Whiting have still been spread out through the system but it seems the larger fish have been coming off the flats around the bridge in town using a variety of top water lures and the ever reliable sand worm. A welcome by catch has been perch this week in the river towards the backend of he system around Mogendoura Creek and top water has been the choice of most anglers with the sugar pen and the new Bassday Backfire poppers smacking the perch and bream. The break wall has been productive on the turn of the tide for a mixed bag of flathead, bream, whiting and salmon.
If it’s a nice feed of crabs you’re after you will not be disappointed with a lot of blue swimmers and muddies being pulled in.
Big flathead are still on the bite in Tuross with a few fish over 90 cm’s been reported this week. The four ways have been the place to be for these big girls with live poddy mullet being the bait of choice for the flathead. As always please remember that these big flathead are female and are the breeders in the system so where ever possible handle with care get a few pics and release these fish to keep our water ways healthy and sustainable for years to come.
Whiting seen to have moved towards the mid system flats around the four ways and Coopers Island. Jewfish have been active this week again in Tuross with the better fish coming from the deep holes around the boat shed. Squidgie flick baits in the evil minnow pattern are the stand out, however Gulp 6.5 inch nemesis white glow have taken good size jewfish as well.
This week the beaches have been producing great numbers of whiting and bream and the odd salmon. It seems the fish have been out in the wider gutters this week but they are there so try getting your baits out further and again worms and white bait are doing the damage. Salmon have been patchy so I would suggest putting on an Arma metal lure and move up and down the beaches seeking them, rather then waiting for them to come to you. Do the miles and get the smiles! Good numbers of squid are still being caught off most headlands with pink jigs seem to be working the best. For the divers, plenty of lobsters are being caught around Pedro Point but if you don’t want to get wet we have locally made lobster pots in store!
Snapper, morwong and king fish have been the target with good numbers of morwong and snapper being caught. Most of the fish this week have come out of 35-42 metres of water. Squid and pilchards were the bait of choice this week that saw most of the action. The king fish were in big numbers earlier in the week out off South Head with one customer reporting multiple fish around the 10 kg and 13 kg mark. Jigs were the go on the kings however some did fall for a squid bait. Out wider has been quiet this week however I did hear of a marlin being caught down south out off Bermagui.
Good luck to all competing in the Narooma “Reel it in Flathead” challenge this weekend.
Tight Lines my Friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya