Fishing Report 25 February 2019
W gusting 5 first thing then late morning it swings to an S gusting 6 and by mid-afternoon the wind swings to an E gusting 13, sunny with a max of 29. Wave height 1.2 period 11 barometer 1010-1007.
High Tide 07.28 Low Tide 01.06.
NE gusting 20 swinging to an E gusting 10 but late morning. Sunny with a max of 38 quiet often this temperature sees a buster coming through during the late afternoon. Wave height 1.4 period 11 barometer 1003-997.
High Tide 08.07 Low Tide 01.42. Full moon spring.
SW gusting 13 swinging slightly to an SE gusting 15 during the afternoon. Partly cloudy with a max of 16, some rain is forecast in the evening. Wave height 1.8-1.6 period 8 barometer 1007-1013.
High Tide 09.06 Low Tide 02.28.
NE gusting 4 then swings to an E gusting 10. After the early morning rian that is forecast the clouds clear with sunny skies and a max of 32. Wave height 1.8-1.5 period 10 barometer 1012-1007.
High Tide 11.28 Low Tide 04.15.
Yesterday a very big Malabar Rockcod was caught on a whole Mackerel to the left of the slipway on the shallow bank and there goes my theory about big fish been caught in deeper water during the day. Catches of Bartail or river Gurnard we frequent during the week and over the weekend. There are still lots of prawns in the lagoon, good bait. On Friday afternoon we put some live bait out and had a pickup but did not set the hook, it was more of a case of watching the rod than picking it up and striking, we were waiting for a proper pull. When using bait floats seem to be working the best due to the river still being very silty.
At last some Diamonds were caught over the weekend, one on Doggies just before the storm and most of the others were at Port Dunford. Big Shad are still here as well as Kob however most of the Kob are not making size. Spotted Pompano and Southern Pompano are in the shallow surf try use light tackle when targeting these fish and have some fun. Snapper Kob have not left yet but it seems like the big ones have as the ones been caught lately are not very big. As for other big non eds they seem to be somewhere else, we swam a Diamond on Friday for well over a hr with no takers.
Yesterday seemed to be a better day out than Saturday with relatively flat seas the fish were mostly caught in deeper water in the Yellow Rope area, A Square tail Kob of 9.1kg was boated and that boat caught mainly Kob together with some Lantern (caught on a double up), Slinger, Soldiers and a Yellow Belly Rockcod that was put back. There were some splashes and upon investigating them no fish were there. One of the boats on Saturday heading towards Yellow Rope saw lots of Dolphins and birds, they tried Spooning in the area but had no luck. Not long now and it is Couta Classic time however before that in fact this weekend is Cape To Rio at Vidal and there are good reports of catches being made so let us hope the fish hang around.
We have an 8 sleeper house (can sleep 10 as it has 2 double beds) should a group want to hire it, it is self-catering with ample bait storage space.