Report 4/1/19

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Report 4/1/19

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:48 pm

To all our readers may you have a wonderful fishing year and be healthy and safe.

The year is off to a good start plenty of whiting all over the bay from the close banks at the small boat channel to the rous mostly in the shallower water to the south and amity banks on the legal side as well ,plenty of whiting getting caught at the go slow yellow in front of the
big sand hill as well.

The school mackerel are just no leaving the bay anymore so trolling with boards and spoons will get you a fish especially with the smaller tides around the hope banks ,around the north side of peel and also on the eastern side of peel at the moment towards dunwich, plenty caught as well on the green opposite the lazaret gutter at peel, lee side of the banks seems to be where they are holding in most areas.

The squire and sweet lip are also in good numbers around peel island and green island and the deeper water around st Helena id=s producing nice fish mud island has also been producing nice fish, hole in the wall had some nice fish last week especially with the outgoing tide.

Still waiting for the spotties to come into the bay i did hear of some in the northern bay last week but after going for a look for a couple of days i did not see any ,but i did not go to far north,looking at the last few ears reports they were in this time last year and with the water temp and the amount of bait in the bay it wont be long if they are not already in,a friend scooped up a nice feed of whitebait at the sand hills last Thursday night ,again same time as last year.

so enjoy the fishing and hopefully we will be getting a few spotties as this report is on line.

on a serious note be careful with the kids this time of year as the stone fish float around the bay and just look like some weed.

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Re: Report 4/1/19

Post by sperok » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:11 pm

not a bad few days ,school mackerel very quiet, only a couple of small ones in the basin at peel but huge whiting on the banks towards the oyster leases. There are some nice snapper at green but a reader sent me a photo of just the head after sharks took the whole body, sad to see a beautiful fish go to waste. i have never seen or had a shark take a fish at green which is a little concerning. There's still no sign of spotties,waiting waiting maybe after these south easters... let's hope.

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The snapper head caught by Stew.

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Morwong caught by Peter Wright and his good friend Terry at the Rinbow Channel on fresh caught tiger squid.

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Re: Report 4/1/19

Post by sperok » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:31 pm

Nice day out on the bay the whiting were in big numbers in the small boat channel half way towards the floating yellow on the drop of to the banks and the tiger squid were very hungry chasing the whiting being pulled into the boat and big buggers,so they are in, all we want know is the bloody spotties to pull there finger out and come in there is plenty of bait in the bay,schoolies were hard to find today managed two 6 inch ones {babies} on the southern side of hope banks and picked a 60cm one between green and king island on way home.

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Re: Report 4/1/19

Post by sperok » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:26 pm

The last few days were nice in the bay except for the afternoon blows especially on saturday arvo when the 10 to 15 went to 15 to 20 plus.
lots of boat were caught unaware of the 20 plus forcast change me being one of them and i have to say one of the roughest trips comming back from the rous channel in many many years,i see a boat went under thank heavens the folks were saved but the boat sunk,it was seriously quiet rough conditions,had a very sea sick wife and happy to have come home with boat and wife intact.
The school mackerel were very quite and looking at the big tides and dirty water i can see why,the spottys still not in lets hope they get in fast all signs are there for them to come in the bait is in the bonito have come in mutton birds are in and waiting and there is tons of whitebait and froggys so i hope its just a matter of time.
The shallows reefs fished well for squire and sweetlip and with the wind up a few boats caught some nice reef fish on both ends of horseshoe bay hole in the wall and the rubble on the western end.
plenty of good whiting in the small boat channel and eastern side of amity banks and the tiger squid have arrived in the deeper weed bank in the rous and small boat channel ,i would be looking for them closer in when the water clarity happens around green island
weather looks pretty settled according to bom ,so hope all enjoy the last weeks of fishing with the kids on holidays.

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Re: Report 4/1/19

Post by sperok » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:19 pm

fishing is so much fun but i have to share some great photos from peel island a few days ago feeding the eagles...with whiting frames.out of a hundred shots i managed a handful of decent ones.

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Re: Report 4/1/19

Post by sperok » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:56 pm

i could say the spotties are in but i cant, but have never seen one this size in the bay .6 inches long...the good news is the schoolies are back around the hope banks and if you want to go further also shark spit and lucinda bay, the whiting were in the southern side of the chain banks as well today but not to comfortable a little sloppy.

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