Your up to date fishing report from the team at Tackle World Moruya
This week has been slow to say the least from all reports I’ve received, so if you ventured out early this week and found yourself not losing a bait or getting a bite on your lures you’re not alone as even the most experienced angler struggled at times. Best bite times were at night or early morning before the sun got up over the horizon. Bait worked well lightly weighted or unweighted floated over weed beds and structure for bream and a few whiting however the flathead were laying right on the edges of the weed just waiting for something to come past their noses and it literally had to land on their noses to get the bites, so maybe this weekend set your alarms for the earlier hours and hit your spots then.
Better news for fishos in Tuross this week as there has been some very nice whiting landed on the flats towards the front of the system and a handful of healthy bream and salmon also turning up. Flathead have been quiet in Tuross this week but there have been mixed reports of flathead from anglers not seeing any at all to other anglers reporting a few above average fish at times and there hasn’t been a consistent pattern to report as they have literally turned up here and there and at inconsistent times so it really is luck of the draw chasing these larger flathead this weekend. Lures doing the damage have been the double clutch, bottom magic and Zman soft plastics.
Beaches and Break wall
Beaches have fished well for bream and salmon generally this week from Windsock to Potato Point with the odd over sized gummy turning up. There has been a few cracking gummies this week landed from Pedro’s and Coila beach up to 5 feet in length making these excellent fighting sized and great eating. Nights have been key to target these big gummies on the beaches. The break wall has produced some quality sports fishing with light bream gear on salmon this week with most anglers getting stuck into them generally all week so if you’re just looking for some great sports fishing then head out to the break wall with your lighter gear and give it a go - you’ll be rewarded with some very nice sized salmon!
The local reefs have still produced some quality reds and morwong with some great gummies hanging around the rubbly areas. The gummy have been in good numbers and size this week with most anglers reporting solid hook ups and good conversion rates on fish up to 6 feet long, but most are averaging around the 4 feet mark. There have been good reports of yellow fin tuna out wide around the 40 km range weighing up to 68 kg and lots of them! One boater I talked to had nine hook ups and converted eight of them making this an exceptional session on the tuna!
We have been receiving plenty of high winds with gusts of around 110 kph recorded throughout the Snowy Monaro region, the lakes have resembled a rough ocean at times. “Still no rain!!” The winds have died off ‘most’ evenings and we have also had the occasional calm sunny day with spring like temperatures which have been ideal for launching a boat and trolling your day away.
As much as we all dislike cold windy weather it does entice the fish to feed in the shallows and along the banks in search of any dislodged yabbies, these conditions make land based angling your best approach.
Baiting up with some nice juicy worms is getting good results and reports for both Jindabyne and Eucumbene, floating worms under a bubble in calm conditions is a great way to entice some action and there’s nothing better then seeing your bubble/float disappear under the water as your rod loads up and the reel starts screaming.
Lake Eucumbene is sitting at 24%.
The best reports are from around the Old Adaminaby and Anglers Reach area’s using worms.
Lake Jindabyne’s at 68% capacity.
Jindy is the pick of the lakes at present with anglers landing some nice chunky Rainbow’s and sizeable Browns, worms are also the flavour this week.
Tantangara Dam is back up to 22%.
The keen anglers are reporting good things about the fishing but it’s cold up there, so rug up and plan your trips around the weather conditions for this beautiful location.
Tight lines my friends (and warm beanies) and remember “every day’s a good day for fishing …”
Team Tackle World Moruya