Summer is here, and the surface fishing in the river has been great this week.
Flathead, bream, and whiting are all being caught using top water lures like Sugapens and poppers. The bridge flats and Garlandtown have also been productive areas to fish this style of lure.
Soft plastics and baits are also working well on the flatties around the entrance to Ryan's Creek and up around the hospital rocks.
Luderick have been hanging around the rock wall down near Preddy’s Wharf and they have been caught using both nippers and weed.
Just downstream from the highway bridge has fished well for both whiting and flathead. Bait like nippers have worked well for whiting and live poddy mullet for flatties. Soft plastics like Squidgy fish have also been working well, catching assorted species.
A few mulloway are still being caught around the point near the boat shed. Live or fresh squid on a slider rig has worked best.
Bream are hanging in the snags around the highway bridge. Atomic 38 mids and Zman grubs are catching plenty.
Rocks and Beaches
Tuross and Bingie beaches have a couple of nice gutters that are producing some good numbers of whiting and bream - fresh or live beach worms have been the go to for many successful anglers.
Bingie and South Heads have also been good spots to chase squid with reports of some nice ones coming in.
If you’re wanting to chase some salmon, Tuross and North Heads have both produced some good fish this week on both pillies and Arma metals.
If you’ve been lucky enough to head out before the winds pick up, there have been some nice flatties off the windsock, snapper 20-50 metres, with the usual reef fish also thrown in. Kingies have been making appearances around the headlands, even going as far up in Tomago River to the bridge.