Fishing Report 16 August 2019
Weather for the weekend.
A good day for fishing currently we have no wind at all although a gentle N gusting 4 swinging to an E gusting * has been forecast. Sunny with a max of 32. Wave height 1.8-1.4 period 15-12 barometer 1018-1013.
High Tide 04.14 Low 10.22.
SW gusting 20 first thing the gradually drops to 11 by late afternoon. Partly cloudy with a max of 22. Wave height 2.4-3.2 period 20-16 barometer 1021-1024.
High Tide 04.42 Low 10.49.
NE gusting 18 and picks up gradually during the day gusting 29 at its peak. Partly cloudy with a max of 25. Wave height 2.9-2.3 period 14 barometer 1021-1014.
High Tide 05.08 Low 11.15.
Well what an interesting week at the lagoon this week there was a report of 16 Nondies been caught, they are also known as Mini Kob or Boulenger’s Croaker I have not seen or heard of them been caught here before they don’t grow very big and take a variety of baits. Could this mean the lagoon is healthy and that is why they are here, please send a picture if you get one. The gill netters are at it again and the parks board recovered nets again during the week. Please report when you see nets.
Fishing has been slow during the week with Anglers complaining about getting a lot of small bites, could this have been the Nondies as they have little mouths? Nondies also make good live bait. Small Shad have been caught during the week at various places, we have not seen these for ages, normally they are here in the summer but this summer there were a few of them. They make good live bait for Garrick and Kob but please make sure if you using them for live bait they are size (30cm). Small Kob are plentiful please return them. There are still reports of a big diamond in the main beach area, I am not sure if it is the same one but still it is fun to catch them.
Today is a great day for fishing although the swell was up this morning it is forecast to drop during the course of the day. The outlook for ski boat fishing over the weekend does not look that clever with strong winds forecast for both days. I believe the Snoek are still been cheeky and are not interested in baits, I hope this changes today.
We are holding a fishing clinic on
the 31 August in the main car park at the lagoon, it is free to enter and we
will be demonstrating different types of traces to target River Bream and we
will also discuss the best places to target them by trying to use their behavior
to enhance our chances of catching one.