Friday 29th of September 2017It will be crays for days soon enough, but at the same time many a rod and reel intended for demersal glory will be getting put aside for a frustrating but important two months. Although looming, the demersal ban is not here yet and our options off our coast remain seemingly endless.If you haven’t already heard, snapper are going off! Cockburn Sound has been fishing well over the last week with most people bagging out on pinkies. The past week has seen hundreds of snapper caught in the Sound and surrounds and with the ban quickly approaching, anglers are getting amongst some cracking action around the rock walls. Garden Island has produced an abundance of snapper and dhufish as well. South of the River has been producing plenty of quality fish. Morley Customer Jeremy has been out with a local charter frequently over the past few months and they’ve put him on some great fish. The two pink snapper he landed this past weekend on plastic both put up a magnificent fight on light gear and shallow ground. The snapper ban comes into effect from the 1st of October within the sounds. However, there are plenty of good fish to be caught outside the sound up until the demersal ban. Pink snapper have been showing up regularly on the inside and outside of Mindarie marina rock wall with lunch time being the most productive time (sambos have also been landed inside the Marina).
Morley customer Jeremy and his fish.
Customer Brody with another horse pinkie. This guys always fishes with a positve attitude and it pays.
Dhufish, baldchin and breaksea cod are being caught all along the 3 Mile. While not huge they do provide anglers with table quality fish and seem to be around in numbers. Dhufish are also on the bite off Two Rocks especially in depths of 30-50m and some very good fish have come from there in recent days.
The reports this week of tailor have been outstanding. Plenty of good sized tailor being caught on the northern beaches, one of the better spots has been Yanchep Lagoon. However with the recent spate of bad weather has created plenty of opportunities up and down the coastline. Matty Visser from Assassin Tackle has reported similar, which would explain why we are selling so many Assassin rods in various models all suited to the fishing we have on offer.
Breaming has been productive in the Canning as of late. Soft plastics are still working better than hard bodies, likely due the recurring cold fronts we have been having keeping the water temp low. The motor oil colour in the Z-man is a favourite among staff because of the UV glow it gives off and stands out in most water conditions. Smeared in S-Factor with a super light jighead and you have a winning combination.
Cray season is just around the corner and it sounds like we could be in for a bumper season again and it’s not too early to start getting ready before the inevitable mad rush that ensues every year.
Good customer Clayton and well deserved fish. Clayton has worked hard to figure out the fishery and after getting his mates onto a few good fish he landed his. Even better was the fact that it was on plastics. Well done mate.
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