What a difference a week, and a sudden change in the weather, can do to the fishing in the area.
This week has been tough on all fronts if the reports I’m hearing are anything to go by. Not a lot of keepers have been caught on the flats this week, however a few guys putting the hours in did find a couple of fish using surface lures.
There’s still big numbers of pinky snapper around, so I guess it’s a great time to get the kids out catching these little fish, and when there are numbers like these, they'll be kept busy winding these little fellas in for hours.
If you're looking for some action yourself, then head up around Yarraggy as there has been reports of good whiting getting around up there.
If you're chasing flathead, they'll be up there chasing the whiting themselves.
This week some people have called Tuross struggle town.
However, some have done quite well, so this suggests the fish in Tuross this week have schooled up and congregated around certain areas of the system, and given the sudden change in weather mid week, it’s no surprise.
Whiting have been taken towards the back of the system around the highway bridge, and the bream have been there as well. A few guys reported small windows of opportunity to target these fellas on surface lures.
Flathead have also been around the same area, so put a plastic on or a bottom magic, and try flicking into the deeper holes and drop offs.
The ever reliable Wind Sock Beach has been a flop this week, with several anglers not even getting a bite in several hours of fishing.
On a better note, the beaches at Tuross and Coila have fished well for salmon, whiting, bream, and the odd jewfish.
Bait this week has been salted pilchards for most people, however sand worms are a close second.
What a week it's been offshore, with most boats managing snapper, morwong, and marlin. Some boats have reported multiple hooks ups, and even double hook ups on marlin.
Most of the action has been from Montague Island right down to Eden. Snapper and morwong are still biting out off the surf club in the 35-40 metre range of water. Squid has been the stand out bait.