Luderick eating bread at North Harbour and salmon taking plastics
THE northern end of Pearl Beach is currently firing for salmon and tailor.
Live nippers and worms have the attention of the flathead and bream at the northern end of Paddy’s Channel.
Alex Bellissimo guided father and son team of Mark and James De Szoeke to a mixed bag of bream, tarwhine and whiting at Manly Beach. Working the last half of the run-out tide, the duo used live locally caught beach worms. Changing from the beach to the rock ledges at Warriewood headland, Alex’s next client, Mark Borgis got among the drummer to 42cm while fishing the high tide with cunjevoi and a bread burley.
Sam Hedges found the luderick biting at the North Harbour Gas Works. Using white sliced bread for both bait and burley, Sam’s best fish were 35cm and all were snared in the first two hours of the outgoing tide.
The Twelve Mile continues to produce kingfish and again work the tide changes with live baits if possible. Long Reef is still worth a try for snapper. Early mornings have been best with either soft plastics, micro jigs and half-pilchards.
Ernie from Otto’s tangled with salmon biting east of the Harbour Bridge. Small soft plastics are their preferred choice. Flathead are becoming more prevalent on the sand flats in Rose and Watson’s bays and the Gladesville bridge.
Anglers drifting the 50 to 60m mark off Coogee were rewarded with some solid pearl perch. Trevally are grabbing peeled prawns off the runways and Molineaux Point. Squid are on the prowl at Bare Island. Flathead were taken on white bait by fishers drifting the middle of the bay.
Snapper remain on the chew at Bellambi. It has certainly been worth the trip down south with specimens to 4kg being reported. Half-pilchards and micro baits are doing well, but as usual you must burley for the bites.
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