Man has the year flown by!! September 18th marked our one year anniversary of running the shop. Emma and I would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to everyone that has shopped with us, supported us and accepted us into the TCB community. We are humbled and proud to say that we work and live here in this beautiful part of the world.
Any way enough of that lets talk fishing!! So we have been blessed with a good run of back to back days of good weather this month. Warm days and cool night have been welcomed and the fishing has been heating up too. The weed has been painful to say the least, would love a good 200ml to clear it out. But those who have persisted have been rewarded.
Up the creeks have been producing some thumper Summer Whiting on fresh Yabbies or some of our local Beach Worm sourced from the island & DI. We’ve had good reports of Fisho’s also getting a good feed of Whiting on top water lures like the Noman Drawings and Sugarpen’s. Try fishing a flooding tide on the flats where you’ve pumped Yabbies in the past would be a good start. Keeping your leader shorter than normal will help to get a better action out of these lures as you crank them over that flats & with such small hooks back the drag off a little.
Jacks are starting to pop up and I’m sure as it gets hotter, we are going to see a few Barra turn up for the dialled in angler.
Flathead are well and truly fare game in The Bay now and the Biwaa Deus 4’’ in Kaleido & Star & Neon Scale Minnow proving to be winners.
We have also been seeing some of the topwater Whiting Crew catching some good fish in the mid 60’s also. Flathead on surface lures can be a long day sometimes but well worth it when you see that first hit of a croc rising up and engulfing your lure.
September saw the offshore Guys & Gals getting out and catching a good feed. While reports of Pearlies were a little hard to find, the Snapper, Moses, Hussar, Tuskie & Grassies were playing the game & don’t forget the AJ’s. Yes they are still out there in good numbers so why not drop a jig down and get stretched!!
Rumour has it that there have been a few nice size Kingies getting around in The Bay. A well presented live Squid is going to be like a lolly to these guys. Personally, I don’t mind a little sashimi Kingy. There has been a good run of early season Queenfish showing up around the Inskip area. These guys have been partial to live Pike or Herring floated out the back but they are way more fun on a popper or a stickbait if you can find them schooled up. Personally, I’m also partial to a little sashimi Queeny or even better, done Nummus style.
That’s all for now Crew & don’t forget our monthly photo competition is running on our Facebook page. There is a $100.00 voucher up for grabs each month and the winner will be announced on the 1st of every month on our FB Page
Find us at the Tin Can Bay Marina, Emperor St for all your boating and fishing needs.
Once again from Emma & myself thank you all for your ongoing support
Cheers & Tight Lines