Fishing Report 12 April 2019
Weather for the weekend.
NE gusting 3 swinging to an E gusting 13 late morning. Cloudy with a max of 27. Wave height 1.2 period 8 barometer 1015-1011.
High Tide 07.53 Low 01.27
NE gusting 8 first thing the swings slightly during the late morning to a NNE gusting 20 by the evening. Sunny with a max of 30. Wave height 1.4-1.6 period 9 barometer 1010-1007.
High Tide 09.40 Low 02.49
NE gusting 9 swinging early in the afternoon gusting 27, Sunny with a max of 31 with some rain forecast in the evening. Wave height 1.8-1.6-1.9 period 10 barometer 1005 then rises sharply to 1012 during the afternoon.
High Tide ---- Low 05.41
There have been reports about a lot of mullet activity in the lagoon and what is causing them to be bait balled, I thought it was Pickhandle Barracuda but when they are balling the Mullet they jump out of the water but according to Jan this is not happening as they were watching for tis, they even tried spooning through the bait balls but got no hook ups, young Mark provided the solution as to who the culprits were, they casted live Mullet into the bait balls and caught size Shad, the river never stops amazing itself , every day something unexpected happens. Young Barry fishing quietly on the bank got a very fast pickup nearly lost his rod when he picked his rod up it bent double with whatever was on the end of it then the line snapped, we suspect it to be a River Snapper as they normally take bait at speed whereas a flat fish picks you up and moves off slowly. Most of the action seems to be happening in the late afternoon early evening.
Unfortunately most of the fishing this week has been done on the main beach and most of the catches have been Shad, the main beach is very flat at the moment so if you are looking for deeper water I would fish Shangri La at Port Dunford or the banks, moving further from town Lucky Dip would be another good spot. There are still Diamonds about but they are far and few between, we call them winter Diamonds as they stay here throughout the year, we are coming into Honey Season so don’t be surprised if you get stuck into one of them.
The weekend looks good to fish the morning sessions the tides however are not to favorable which means timing to go through the mouth will be important. During the week some great catches of Kob have been made, it seems as though the winter Kob are here already. Toffie caught a massive Kob the other night and looking at the photo it must have been at least over 20kg .Due to the incumbent weather over the weekend it was decided to move the Couta Classic to the 4/5 of May so as to use the same tides but at least it is going to happen.
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.