This week has seen the return of good size whiting in the river up towards Yarragee. Most anglers have been targeting these larger whiting with surface lures and shallow running crank baits in water no deeper then 800 mm, so it’s no surprise there’s been lots of nice size flathead being caught as by-catch while targeting the whiting in these shallow waters with most of the flathead being of legal size and in some cases pushing up to the 80 cm mark. Bream this week have been taking baits around the hole in the wall on the turn of the tides with white bait being the stand out for most anglers. The flats around Garland Town are still producing good fish this week with early mornings and late afternoons being the more productive times for the whiting and bream, however mid-day sessions have been firing for tailor and nice size salmon.
Jewfish have been biting in the deep holes around the boat shed this week on fish bait. A couple of anglers did report multiple catches of jewfish using this bait and as always the turn of tide is key to getting these fish to bite. Also this week has seen good size bream being landed using a variety of lures and baits so it seems the bream are finally firing up! Flathead have been up towards the highway bridge this week so it’s worth a look up around there if your not finding the better size fish down the front.
Wind sock beach has seen the return of flathead and salmon this week however the bream and whiting are still not back in good numbers on these grounds. Coila beach and Meringo beach have held up well this week with most anglers fishing these beaches reporting a healthy mixed bag of bream, whiting, flathead and salmon. A few of the local jewfish anglers also did mention that these beaches have been producing the odd nice jewies at times, so if your heading out to these areas keep that in mind. Good numbers of Bonito are about both in close off the rocks and further offshore for the boaties.
There has been bait for miles this week right along the coast line from Batemans Bay to Eden making it hard to find the table fish but for those who keep an eye on their sounders, they did manage to find nice snapper, morwong, flathead and kingfish. If you did manage to get to the bottom, then there were good size flathead down underneath the snapper that were feeding up higher and the morwong were there as well. Kingfish have turned up this week and are holding on reefs around Pedro Point and South Head and they are good size fish with some pushing the 20kg mark, but on average they are around the 5 – 8kg range. Jigging has been productive and fresh squid has been the go for these kings and speaking of squid they are in good numbers around Bingie!
Tight Lines my friends and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing … “
Team Tackle World Moruya