Fishing Report 1 February 2019
Weather for the weekend.
South gusting 11 is forecast for this afternoon, currently there is barely a breeze. Partly cloudy with a max of 25 it is much hotter. Wave height 1.4 period 9 1014-1015.
High Tide 02.09 Low 008.03
West gusting 2 first thing then late morning it swings to an E gusting 12. Partly cloudy with a max of 29. Wave height 1.4 period 9 barometer 1013-1010.
High Tide 02.51 Low 08.45Sunday
NE gusting 9 gradually building to 16 by late afternoon. Cloudy with a max of 29. Wave height 1.4 period 9 barometer 1009-1002.
High Tide 03.24 Low 09.19
River Bream and Malabar Rockcod seem to be on the bite at the moment, the Malabar are taking big fleshy baits as well as artificials. The Slender Moray Eels seem to have left the lagoon again or are full of prawns, I know people don’t like catching them but the big ones give a nice fight on light tackle and they bite, handle with care. Try get into the mouth area early in the morning or late afternoon as they seems to enhance your chances of catching a Squaretail Kob of size i.e. greater than 60cm, you may only keep 1 if caught of the beach or in the estuary even if you on a boat. The weather looks good for the weekend so get out there and make the most of it.
We fished Port Dunford twice the week and although fishing was slow we still managed some Edibles amongst the rats and mice, 2 nice Diamonds were landed as well as 2 small Zambies/Java Sharks ( the reason why I put it like this is because they looked like Java Sharks but were not slimy more “dry”). 2 Anglers lost concentration whilst handling one of the Diamonds and they both got their fingertips bittern, they have very sharp tiny teeth, use your fishing cap or a glove when handling them. The was a lot of Sprats in the mid break with bird activity which was fun the watch and we suspect the fish were full of Sprats, the other theory fishing was slow right across the bay is the water is very warm and it seems to “make the fish go to sleep”. The weather is holding and hopefully the cold water comes into the surf zone. The big Shad are about and are very quick to take bait and normally don’t give you a second chance so leave your rod in your “pension pipe” at your peril. The will be guys doing Drone Fishing at Doggies beach tomorrow morning very early for those who are interested so see how it works, I am sure they guys won’t mind answering some questions.
Tomorrow seems to be a popular decision to launch and looking at the weather it will be a correct one. There is a lot of bird activity in the bay so maybe we will see game fish been boated, the water colour and temperature bodes well for this, tight lines.
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.