UP, down and round and round, that seems to pretty much sum up the weather pattern at present.
Kind of makes it hard to plan any sort of fishing trip doesn’t it!
But for those who have managed to luck out and pick the weather, some good fishing has been had over the past week.
Well the bass in the Shoalhaven aren’t exactly biting their heads off like I suggested they might have been last week, but there are a few fish being caught from the reaches of saltwater creek (calameya) right up to Grady’s, and in the freshwater reaches up to Coolondel.
Above Coolondel the river is still a little cold and it seems the fish have not yet migrated this far.
They are taking surface lures and also floating divers twitched on or just under the surface with the old faithful jackal chubby in the brown suji shrimp color working a treat.
For those who want access to the rivers brackish reaches in a canoe/kayak, there is a new concrete canoe/kayak portage ramp at saltwater creek on the southern side of the river.
To outside fishing now and it seems the kingfish and reds are making an appearance on the shallows of Currarong, and about time I might add.
The only problem is the number of mutton birds which come and sit in
your burley trail, and the damn things always seem to find your bait out of all that burley.
The fish haven’t got a lot of size to them yet but with more warm water on the way it’s only a matter of time before the bait starts to gather here and at the banks to create a piscatorial banquet which in turn will attract the larger predators, including the marlin.
The beaches are still proving a little hard fishing at present with the warm water not pushing in close. The water temp on the beaches is still only about 17 degrees with temperatures on the shelf up around the 20-23, marlin water.
This Sunday will see the hosting of the annual Basin Lure and Fly’s St Georges Basin Flathead Classic, the fun competition will be run from the Palm Beach reserve, Greville Avenue Sanctuary Point.
If you would like to fish the event you can call into the shop here for details or you can call Wal Balzin on 0422 357 241 or Brett Crowe on 0429 842 309 for details. You can enter on the day from 5:30am and all entries must be received by 6am so a 6.15 briefing can get under way then a 6.30 start.
No doubt there will be fish weighed throughout the day with some impressive flathead always being weighed in.
The final wrap up will be at 1.30pm so make sure you get down for a look during the day or at the end.
Remember to catch up with us on Facebook at McCallums Tackle World Nowra or call into the shop for all the latest in tackle and fishing info.
So that’s the go this week and remember, whatever you do in life do it well!