The Garfish have started and are biting their little heads off at Shoal Bay Wharf, some come and get some silverfish and pre-made gar rigs and off you go. These miniature marlin tastes great. Commercial Fisho’s netted a bunch in Kiddies Corner at Fingal. Bonito off wharf at Sally Shores. Noel Martin fished Middle Island during the week with a 30kg jewfish taken on a live yellowtail bait.
Mitch has been producing some fantastic f flathead from Wanda Head on soft plastics. Peter Starr reports Whiting, Flounder & leatherjackets from the Anchorage Breakwall. Try your luck at Roy wood Reserve with a bait pump there for a bucket full of yabbies. A quick tip. I have personally found that over here its best to wait until the first 2 hours of the incoming tide to pump them, or when the tide has come in past the weed bank. I have a theory that the yabbies tend to come closer to the surface with the first hint of the new tide. Tailor working in schools off the Anchorage on pilchard and lures. Flounder being taken around the Port Entrance.
Dick Pond from Lemon Tree Passage reports; Went out Tuesday and found a mother lode of Trumpeter whiting on my favoured drifts. Those chasing blue swimmers are still getting a decent feed, but still good muddies around Bull Island and the Finnegans shore. Dick is a fan yabbies for bait and recommends the below piece of equipment to avoid getting nipped.
Blue swimmer crabs are still around Lemon Tree Passage, Soldiers Point, Wanda Beach, and Sunset beach. Tilligerry Creek producing muddies and flathead around the racks. Work soft plastics and hard bodies in Tilligerry Creek around Finnigan’s Island and Bobs Farm Creek for some hungry flathead. This spot has been producing regularly. If you’re keen to start crabbing this year or need some info regarding the rules check out this DPI link or simply pop in the store and we can help.
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