In Woods Bay there have been some great catches of trevally around the current line and outer Woods Bay. Catches including; big eye, giant, diamond, cale cale and golden trevally. The golden trevally are starting to school up in bigger numbers and should continue to do so with winter approaching. The odd queenfish and a few quality tailor are also in the mix. Go to lures have been Squidgy prawns, Keitech Easy Shiners and Fuze Prawn Heads soft plastics, if you are using blades the Evergreen Little max and Ecogear ZX blades have been going well . Early morning and late afternoon have a crack fishing surface; Bassday Sugapens, Jackall Binksy Poppers and Jackall Boil Triggers have been producing the goods. Around the corner the Sand Bags and the Dog Beach have seen good quality whiting on live bloodworms and yabbies, with some thumper bream being picked up as well. Soft plastics have also been producing some nice flathead, ensure your jig head weight is correct so you’re constantly bouncing the lure along the bottom, this is where the flathead will be sitting and waiting to ambush their prey. The odd jack at night time on live baits and stips of fresh mullet. Out towards the Mouth good size bream have enjoyed, fresh mullet and froggies. Mangrove jack and jewies on soft vibes like the Fuze Pulse and Fish Candy paddle vibe along with a variety of paddle tail soft plastics.
Out on the reefs North & Chardon’s have been firing with some exceptional Spanish mackerel being caught on floating pillies and livies. Micro jigs like the Palms Slow Blatt are a good option if the fish are schooled up along with metal jigs, the Halco twisty being one of the old favourites. Longtail tuna and yellowfin tuna up to 20kg still around in good numbers taking floating pillies, metal slugs, micro jigs and surface lures like the River 2 Sea Skipstick.
Down on Sunshine Reef there has been a good mixed bag of reefies including coral trout, sweetlip, squire and tusk fish. Fishing those soft plastic and bait hard to reef will result in a better hook up rate.
Out at Lake Macdonald, Finesse plastics fished over the top of the weed has been very effective of late. Borer creek and the Botanical Gardens section have been fishing well using this technique with the odd fish being landed on surface in the afternoon as well on Cultiva Zip n Ziggys and Megabass Pop-X’s.
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