Fishing Report 16 February 2018
Weather for the weekend.
From this afternoon we expecting a gentle E gusting max 12 by this evening with Rian forecast. Max temp 30. Barometer 1004 rising to 1008. Wav height 1.2 period 7.
S gusting 13 late in the afternoon at the onset of rain. Max temp 27. Barometer 1010. Wave height 1.1 period 8.
NE then swings to an ENE gusting 23 by late afternoon. Max temp 32. Barometer 1009 dropping to 1004. Wave height 1.8 period 13.
Some very nice Grunter have been caught towards the mouth and one was taken on a live Pinky, very unusual but they have been known to take small Glassies, mullet etc. The mouth seems to have deepened as the tidal difference is very big resulting in good water movement and time to get the drift bait tactics out of the tackle box. Let the bait drift till it falls into a “Hole” then sit back and hang on.
Diamonds, Giant Guitar Fish are plenty as well as other flatties. Baits to use vary but you stand of catching a Diamond on a whole Sard best been Mac’s, Bonnies, shad heads. Wave Garrick and Shad are about as well as size Cob, the problem sometimes is the Diamonds get to the bait first. At the moment the guys are fishing between the Banks and Port Dunford due to the cleanliness of the water. For edibles stick to the main beach and you will pick up Diamonds by default.
Saturday afternoon and through the night looks a good time to fish for an all-nighter after the front has passed in the afternoon. During the week some nice bottoms were boated but no game fish. Water is nice and clean and colour is looking good.
Kiddie’s clinic on the 24 Feb.
Next monthly mug will be on the 4 March.