Luke from Leisure Coast Bait and Tackle at Corrimal said there unfortunately was not too much to report, with only a couple of days worthy of wetting a line over this last week owing to the fickle weather.
Last Tuesday saw about the only weather window to get out and a few boats did the wide run off Sydney for a stoush with the yellowfin that had been across many reports.
There were a few tuna caught just south of Brown’s Mountains that ranged up to 60 kilograms which has hopes high for this weekend’s Wollongong Game Fishing Club’s postponed tournament. (Be advised that home port is Port Hacking).
On Tuesday again there were some excellent sized snapper taken out on the deeper reefs around the northern beaches off Wollongong.
Most came from 50-metre and deeper line and a lot of them were caught on bait. The most successful bait was fresh cuttlefish with pilchards coming a close second.
The rain and southerly early this week should see the snapper bite red hot for this weekend and the coming week .
Bandit, Wollongong and Trap reefs would be the number one picks of the “go to” spots if you and the weather align to let you get out.
Flathead drifts have been quiet due to the weather but from the few reports received from late last week, there were still plenty about off Stanwell Park and the national parks Era and Burning Palms deeper drifts.
Once the weather settles, beaches and rocks should fire again with all the creeks getting another big flush and spewing bait onto the beaches.
This has had “mulloway mania” kick in for most fishos who are finally rejoicing after what has been another rather quiet year for the species.
Bream, drummer and blackfish have been about in good numbers in the washes and when the water abates there will be plenty on offer.
With the miserable weather we’ve had, a lot of the fishing has been for the luderick in the sheltered harbours and bays, out of the southerly swell where some excellent sized fish sought respite.
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