Fishing Report 11th August 2017

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Fishing Report Friday 11th of August 2017
Tackle prep or braving the elements? This is definitely going to cross any keen anglers mind with the upcoming weather this weekend.Squidding has generally been slow but steady with quite a few larger models being caught. It seems that the size is compensating for the lack of numbers around, so if you are wanting to crack you pb hood, now may be the time to do so. In terms of land based squid, anglers fishing at Woodman Point have come up trumps. The marinas and the lower reaches of the river have also been fishing well.Decent reports have filtered in of bream being caught around Burswood/Maylands just before the heavy rains kicked in. If you have found the bream fishing slow, next week once the weather is fishable again the bream should fire up. Bream often scavenge on the shallows opposite the prevailing wind as various food sources get forced up against the banks or washed out of any rocks on the shoreline. Just like pinkies, they are looking for an easy meal, however in an estuarine system instead. It is hard to go wrong slow rolling a Zman grub through this ground. This may involve wading out and casting back towards the shore. Tailor and salmon have also been appearing in the lower reaches of the river as staff member Laith found out in a hectic session.


One of many salmon laith landed on micro jigs

The weather is the only thing that is stopping us getting offshore and getting stuck into the hot demersal action on offer at this time of year. Jackson Gregory, our Stella Giveaway winner, managed to sneak out and, after spooling it up with OCEA PE3, christened it on a ripper dhu!

Jackson recieving his stella and christening on a big dhu

Mulloway have been fishing well around Mandurah and have been found schooling together tightly in the deeper reaches of sections Murray. Conditions have not been ideal but there have also been a couple of reports of decent mulloway in the middle to upper reaches of the Swan as well.

As anglers continue to make the best of the bad weather, raiding the beaches and clambering over the rock walls in search of snapper, a fair portion of those have been successful. Most fish coming in have been around the 70-80cm mark. For those unable to pin a snapper, there have been lots of mulloway around as very welcome bycatch! Some anglers have reported sessions where a couple of dozen pinkies have been landed in just a few hours at the moles.

For those who aren’t as brave, or maybe just smarter at picking their days, people have been catching their bag of herring in the breaks of wind and swell from the usual haunts such as Hillarys Marina and Mindarie rock wall, all with the help of some berley of course.

Snapper have been fishing exceptionally well from the boat as well, with some great fishing coming from the northern tip of Garden Island and also around Carnac.

There are plenty of skippy around the rock walls and marinas, small soft plastics worked slowly have been very effective. Motor oil and chartreuse colours have been doing the damage for some anglers and trying to wrestle skippy away from rocks and pylons on light gear can be very exciting. If you want to up the antics now is the time of year sambos are in the marinas. Heavy gear and a well worked stickbait or popper can be quite effective. What people don’t realise is that it is a chance to get out some PE8 or heavier gear and be in with a shot of an incredibly hard fighting sports fish. Apart from occasional seeing the fish in the marinas, look for anything from nervous water, birds hovering or bait getting smashed on the surface.

Morley customer Zack had a good trip to Kalbarri last week managing to find some solid river mulloway. A bit of knowledge from the locals put him onto an area upstream where he had some good runs losing some and landing two beauties.


Zack with a solid fish on light gear

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