Friday 8th of December 2017The whites are in full swing and if you are in the right spot you could be bagging the boat out in just one pull. Customer Brody pulled one pot up with 38 crays in it this week. Make sure your posts are on the Western side of any structure you might want to target and just off it to get them as they continue their ‘walk’. Blue mac is the preferred bait during this period although it doesn’t hurt to have a mix of tuna heads in the bait boxes as well.
One of customer Brody’s hauls
The abalone season kicks off this Saturday (9/12/2017) at 7am till 8am. Yup that’s right just an hour to make the most of it but be safe when doing so as there is always a risk involved. Be aware of the rules and regs and do not do it without an abalone gauge.
Flathead in the river are becoming more prominent and staff member Pete caught and released a very chunky girl yesterday on an evening wade. He also landed several black bream which have been widespread lately from the city to well upstream in both the Swan and Canning and readily hitting hardbodies. The plague of tailor is still present throughout the river and the average size is getting better.
Pete and a beautiful flatty
Giant herring are still being caught with Bluewater Morley staff member Tien landing his first one over the weekend on a 10g Gold Halco Twisty. Nearly all reports of giant herring this year have been above the lower reaches of the river and have been found in quiet spots with little boat traffic, no angler pressure and lots of bait. Persistence is the key and the hottest part of the day have been most productive. Showing respect for these elusive fish is key to their survival after release and they should be handled as gently and quickly as possible.
Staff member Tien and his Giant Herring
The crabs have begun firing in Mandurah this week with some customers scooping their bag up in less than an hour and the whiting on the flats are also more active coinciding with some warmer weather.
The inshore reef structures have begun to hold more bait, thus yellowtail kings are around in good numbers. People have also been coming across them around their craypots so it is worth taking a rod out with you if you are pulling your pots. On the sambo front anglers have been getting stuck into them using high speed jigging in depths from 40-100m for some unbelievable sport fishing action. If you have never done this before and don’t have a boat or just can’t find the fish, get out with a charter like Saltwater Charters who will put you onto these trains. On such a charter you can also expect to go home with a feed of crays and may be even a tuna or two as customer Dennis found out while trolling a new Strada Tracka on board Saltwater Charters this week.
Customer Sebastian killing it again this week on Saltwater Charters with some massive sambos
Customer Dennis and his tuna on the Strada Tracka
Sebastian with a tasty tuna
These tuna mentioned above have usually been around any bait you might find just inshore to right out wide and provide plenty of action if you can find them. There is also more and more of a chance of Spanish mac everyday now as warmer water slowly creeps coming down.