A few tips to fish as water temps drop

Moruya River

On-the-go slow seems to be the continuing mood of the river this week.

Water temps have continued to drop, making fishing the river a harder prospect.

The lower market areas of the river are holding the best fish at the moment.

Flathead are still being caught around the airport flats, with smaller soft plastics worked slowly producing the best results.

Try a Gulp 3" curl tail pattern, ZMan and Squidgy 2.5" grubs for best effect.

Fish the lures slower and try keeping the hops smaller.

Tuross River

Tuross is suffering the same temperature drop and is producing the same slower fishing action.

There has been the odd report of jewfish sounded up the top sections of the river, but they have been spooky with engine noise.

This does make them hard to target. The lower section will continue to be the better producing areas.

Try around the boat shed holes with baits and slowly worked blade styles lures as well as slowly worked soft plastics.

Rock and Beach

The salmon continue to provide the most amount of fun, with windsock holding good numbers of fish.

Several reports of fish so thick you could have hand speared them in the shore break have surfaced.

Unfortunately, these fish do cover a lot of ground, and are never in the same spot.

Try the Moruya breakwall, windsock, Pedro Point, Congo and the beaches in between.

Tailor to 60cm have also been reported mixed in with the schools.

Luderick off the breakwall are starting to hold in good numbers as well, expect to come across the odd drummer in amongst them to keep anglers on their toes.

Offshore

Good numbers of flathead and snapper continue to be caught last weekend and this week.

Fresh caught squid has shown to be a favourite for the snapper, or a good quality frozen squid like the Lund's squid.

Try in 30-40m of water for best results.

Wider offshore, the yellowfin run has a lot of anglers buzzing.

Stick baits, and slow trolled Squidgy Blue Water Livies have produced best results.

Unfortunately, the blue water livies haven't been made in over 10 years.

There is a knockoff coming out of China that also works but lead times to get anything from China are crazy long at the moment.

Stay safe everyone and remember "every day's a good day for fishing ... "

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