Once again, Friday has gotten away from me with stock and customers to be sorted. Let’s do the report.
With last weeks spike in ocean temperatures, 18deg to now 23deg on the beaches, the river is kicking into overdrive. Flathead have well and truly increased their feeding activity in the river as have the trevally and bream. I am starting to hear reports of a few whiting also starting to be taken in the river. Looks to the flats areas with active nipper beds to try for a whiting or two. Live nippers are a gun bait, as is throwing surface style lures.
Under the town bridge estuary perch, bream, flathead and the odd whiting have all been seen and taken from the bridge itself, or the banks on either side.
Up in front of the hospital, the holes up there are providing anglers with both a shady protected spot to fish, and a few fish for the table. Baits of live nippers, prawn and mullet fillet will tempts the resident bream, trevally and flathead that live amongst the boulders here.
This system is on fire at the moment, the flathead continues to wears the kings crown of this system at the moment, with good fish reported from the mouth all the way up past Bumbo creek and into Bumbo lake.
The potato point side of Tuross has a very healthy flats system, and has seen many good flathead, bream and some very nice whiting over the last week. It’s amazing what a few degrees of water temp will do for the fishing!!
The extensive system of oyster racks that Tuross is famous for have been producing some very nice bream for the lure guys. Hardbody lures and soft plastics are both accounting for some great fish. Don’t neglect a cicada style surface bait, as bream will most definitely take an easy feed of surface cicada.
Further upstream in the fresh, the bass crews are doing very nicely on surface lures late in the afternoon and early evening. Any popper or cicada imitation will do the trick.
We are moving into another new moon phase, and reports from Coila are that the prawns are bigger than last month, and are starting to run again.
Rock and beach.
Salmon continue to make up the bulk of the beach and breakwall captures this week, but with warming water temps, the bream and whiting are starting to show themselves. A bit late, but better late than never. There have been drummer from the rocks also, so there are plenty of options for the beach brigade this weekend.
Snapper and flathead have all been plentiful this week, start looking in 15m of water for the flathead, then move into 30-40m of water for the snapper. With the temps on the increase, expect the snapper to start moving into the 50m range or deeper once we get closer to 24deg.
There has been a start to the gamefish season with a run of Marlin being taken out wide of Batemans bay this week. Game crews will already be getting themselves prepped for the summer season.
It great to see lots of happy families still coming through the store, all though trade is starting to level out, there are still plenty people around.
Our range of kings product is into its third restock since dropping in store, and it continues to sell well. If you are looking some something to make your camping and 4wding adventures more comfortable, we have you covered.
Stay safe everyone and remember, “every days a good day for fishing…”
Team Tackle World Moruya.