Report 27/1/17

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 27/1/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:18 am

Warm currents and an abundance of baitfish including small barracouta, seem to have put the dampers on near shore fishing. Ocean Flathead remain in the Tathra area and north past Bithry Inlet, also Tura Headland and Bournda, try 13-22 fathoms. There are a few nice Gurnard and lots of sea Whiting about with the Flathead off Cowdroys Beach. Some Snapper and Morwong are reported from the Horseshoe Reef area past Haycock and at White Rock from Kianinny. Swarms of Sweep can make Snapper fishing difficult - all you can do is move. Small Mako sharks are also plentiful in the near shore waters and can give a great fight.

The lakes are holding Tailor and trolling small bibbed lures is the best option. Trevally are plentiful in the Merimbula front lake and are very responsive to a cubed piece of pilchard. Best time is the last two hours of the run out tide. Bream and Trevally are active around the oyster racks; soft plastics are the way to go. There are some nice Garfish at Pambula Lake; a light float, burley and early morning or late evening gives best results.

The first of the summer Marlin have arrived off Merimbula with game anglers reporting a few hook-ups leading to tag and release. The Bermagui Blue Water Classic is scheduled for next weekend 27 -29 January

At the Merimbula Fishing Platform Luderick remain patchy. There are some Trevally and Slimy Mackerel providing lots of fun for both locals and visitors and a few Squid. Kingfish are on patrol and a recent hook-up saw a large fish win the contest. Talking of Squid, some nice ones are being taken early morning and late evening from the Kianinny Launching ramp!

Keep your eyes on the moon and the tides as a good run of prawns is expected in the Merimbula Lake during the run out and before moonrise. Good prawns are also reported from Wallagoot Lake.

We still have our prawn light and net special this week. Yellow light and blue net for $49.99.

Many thanks,
Ron & Gael
Tackle World Merimbula
(02) 6495 1681

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