Although the weather has been somewhat average for the last week, anglers who have picked their days are proving demersals to be fishing very well. Inshore looks as if it is coming back to life and it seems you just can’t miss in the deeper water towards the shelf. Staff member Luke ventured north of Perth last week and had a great 3 day trip. The weather wasn’t flash but they were able to nail some serious fish! If you haven’t got plans for tomorrow, it is looking like the perfect day to be out on the water!
Beach fishing is still red hot! The usual mulloway and pinks we have been seeing for the last couple of months are still coming through reguarly. Bycatch rates seem to be a little higher this week, so some anglers are finding an unintended variety of fish for their day down on the beach. Check out Brendans unexpected but welcome rogue sambo from this week! Cracker effort!
Out at the FADs, mahi mahi are still reportedly mooching about and waiting to throw some acrobatic displays for those who make the trip out there. Along side them the odd tuna school is popping up, however it is just the weather holding anglers back lately.
Close to home the snapper have been firing in the mornings along the back of the 5 fathom bank. We should start seeing them on the inside of the Sound shortly. Jazz Charters has been doing very well most mornings with some serious pinkies. Just recently the biggest fish of the morning went a whopping 98cm.
The crays have been consistent for most, and although usually not hitting bag limits, anglers pulling their pots have been generously rewarded most of the time. If you are looking to get a feed of crays and a great day out on the water but don’t have a boat, Mindarie Charters is now doing cray charters!
(Photo credit Mindarie Charters)
If you are chasing your bream fix, Moore river has been producing some unusually big fish for the system, and even if you cant find the larger models, there are always plenty of modest sized fish to play with.
Squidding has been yet again steady this week – Coming into winter it should only get better and hopefully we will see a few 30cm+ showing up. If it has been slow in the shallower water for you… Try going deeper! Christopher Van Vliet, did exactly this and targeted the 15m depth and had success after dropping his jigs vertically to the bottom where he gave the jig small, slow twitches. Don’t be afraid to mix your retrieve and fishing style up! You might just come up trumps!
(Above: One of Christopher’s squid from the deep water)
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