Luke from Leisure Coast Tackle at Corrimal reports on another weekend dominated by an east coast low weather system, absolutely swamping the area and closing down any thought of putting the boat in.
Before it hit, the fishing had improved significantly after the previous ECL and there was plenty of action for the offshore crews as well as a cracking bite on the local snapper population.
Offshore the tuna reports kept coming in late last week before the east coast low descended.
The bluefin bite wasn't as good in our neck of the woods as it was down south around JB and Batemans Bay.
Lots of fish were pulled from these areas but for us, and boats out of Sydney, there were still plenty of good sized yellowfin caught.
As the sea abated, again crews were analysing the latest SST charts to put a plan together for this weekend when hopefully they can get out and see if there are any blueys pushed up again.
With the Sydney GFC club holding their monster mako tournament this weekend, we should get a fair idea next week.
The snapper finally turned on the bite again late last week and weekend with plenty of reports coming in of good sized fish both in close and on the deeper reefs.
In close the hordes of barracouta made life difficult for those wanting to anchor up and berley but most have said when you get a bait through them there are plenty of good sized reds hanging deeper down.
For those out on the deeper reefs of 50 metre depth or more, drifting bait balls have been doing the damage on the snapper with the better fish being pulled from depths of 60-80 metres with fish up to six kilos.
Rocks and sheltered harbours and bays have kept the blackfish fishos on their toes with plenty of nice sized fish coming this week as the large seas pushed the fish in.
As the sea abated there was a drop in luderick, but the reds will undoubtedly take over.
The rocks should turn it on for bream and drummer that will move in close to graze and feed.