Friday 3rd of November 2017
On the beach front, tailor and herring are fishing well around Quinns Beach with the odd mulloway thrown in as well. Big yellowfin whiting are stalking the gutters around Jindalee beach and in the sand patches between the weed beds. Mindarie Marina is fishing well for an assortment of species including tarwhine, whiting, skippy and even the odd flathead. Fishing for these species with lures is great fun and very rewarding such as Zman Grubz in 2” and 2.5” in a colour to suit the conditions you are fishing.The crays should be going nuts after the next full moon. Divers and those pulling pots are already getting plenty of reds in the shallow reef systems off our coast.
Whiting are plentiful in Mandurah, as well as the shallow beaches down at Bunbury and Dunsborough way. A mixture of vibes and poppers have been doing the damage and some of the fish being aggressive enough to hit a popper have turned out to be huge.
There are chopper tailor everywhere in the river at the moment and sometimes they are so thick anglers have been catching a fish a cast. These are nearly all undersize but make for some great entertainment especially on small poppers such as the Zipbaits Skinny Pop or Jackson KY Popper. Around the lower reaches (the Traffic Bridge to Blackwall Reach) there are plenty of crabs but a lot females so check for eggs and keep an eye out for the invasive paddle crab. There have been some mulloway picked up in the river around the Narrows, Heirisson Island and Minim Cove. Flathead numbers have picked up in the last week or so with East Fremantle being rather productive. However, perhaps the most exciting news from the river this week are the giant herring Tim and Todd got stuck into today. That’s right people they are here!
Giant herring caught in the river by customer Tim and Todd today. Top effort!
There are plenty of tailor hanging in the white water on most of the offshore reefs with the odd salmon among them. Yellowtail kings are around in force. There’s been quite a few schools of jellybean size bluefin just past the FFB as well as behind the 3 Mile Reef.
Customer Simon ventured into our Morley store prior to the demersal ban to seek some advice on catching snapper and dhufish on soft plastics. After spending some time chatting with staff member Muzz about a variety of options, tips and tricks Muzz suggested to Simon he should take a packet of Berkley Grubs as “They catch the big dhuies.” Having never caught a fish on plastic before Simon was sceptical and raised the question “Only the big dhuies hey?” Muzz replied “Only the big ones!” They matched the plastics up with some Berkley Elevator heads also in Glow and Simon was armed and ready to go.
Simmo and his massive dhu from just before the demeral ban.
Good customer Jake who is only six years old recently caught his first mulloway. A feat many have never managed in a lifetime of pursuit. Well done mate.
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